Obi Woodcock

An Indonesian endemic, the Moluccan Woodcock is restricted to two small islands in North Maluku. It is known from eight specimens, with the most recent collected in 1980. Nothing is known of its habits.

The Obi Woodcock is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

known as Obi Woodcock is a medium-sized, approximately 40cm long, forest wader with long and dark bill, orange buff below and black barred upperparts. The plumage is marked with large buff spots. This species is the largest of the woodcocks, 25 igger than Eurasian Woodcock. See more at More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Scolopax
Species : rochussenii
Authority : Schlegel, 1866