The Ryukyu Robin (Larvivora koadori namiyei) is a subspecies endemic to northern Okinawa. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN red list of threatened species. Its main threats are habitat loss and the introduction of invasive species.
- Scientific name: Larvivora koadori namiyei (Stejneger, 1887)
- Distribution: Northern Okinawa
- Habitat: Dense leaf littered forests
- Diet: Earthworms, spiders, insects and fruit
- Average Size: 140mm
The Ryukyu robin in its natural habitat. The male has the distinctive black throat and face.
The female Ryukyu robin perching on a guide rope at Hiji falls, Okinawa.
A male Ryukyu robin searching for insects on the ground.
These small birds are often seen early in the morning feeding on insects on the road. Watch your speed and pay particular attention between dusk and dawn.
A male Ryukyu robin that was killed by a speeding motor vehicle on Route 2 in northern Okinawa.
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