IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

Scolopax rochussenii is endemic to the islands of Obi and Bacan, North Maluku, Indonesia, where it is known from eight specimens (the most recent collected in 1980) (BirdLife International 2001). It was not observed during surveys on both islands in 1991-1992, but a local guide convincingly reported it to inhabit the interior of Obi. Furthermore, historical accounts report a local name ascribed to the species, indicating at least a degree of familiarity with it. Thus, although nothing is known about its population, it may not be as rare as current evidence suggests.


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