IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

Phylloscopus ijimae is endemic to Japan (BirdLife International 2001). It breeds on the Izu Islands, between Oshima and Aogashima, and was recently discovered nesting on Nakano-shima in the Tokara Islands. There are non-breeding/passage records from Honshu, Kyushu and the Nansei Shoto Islands, where it probably winters. It is also reportedly a regular migrant on the Osumi peninsula in Kagoshima ken (F. Crystal in litt. 2005) and Wakayama-ken (Y. Odaya in litt. 2012). It may also winter in Taiwan (China) (two specimens collected) and the Philippines (one record [several specimens] from Luzon). It has declined markedly since the 1970s.

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