IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

Locustella pleskei is a localised breeder on small islands in Peter the Great Bay in the extreme south of far eastern Russia, the Izu Islands and islands off Kyushu, Japan, and islands off South Korea and probably North Korea. It has also recently been recorded breeding on islands of the coast of eastern China (Qiao et al. 2006), where it also occurs as a passage migrant, and presumably winters in coastal wetlands in south China, although the only confirmed records are from Hong Kong (China). Recent winter sightings in north-eastern Vietnam suggest that this may also be a significant wintering area (J. Pilgrim in litt. 2008). The population is unlikely to be more than a few thousand individuals, although it is poorly known, as many offshore islands remain unsurveyed and it is relatively difficult to detect.

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