Scolopax rochussenii Schlegel, 1866

Moluccan woodcock, Obi woodcock



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1980

Rediscovered in 2010

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Obi and Bacan [islands], North Maluku, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Schlegel, H. (1866). Observations zoologiques. Ned. Tijdschr. Dierk. 3: 257-258.

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Scolopax rochussenii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 23 November 2013.

Cottee-Jones, H. E. W., Mittermeier, J. C. & Reeding, D. W. (2013). The Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii on Obi Island, North Moluccas, Indonesia: a "lost" species is less endangered than expected. Forktail No. 29. September 2013.

Thibault, M., Defos Du Rau, P., Pineau, O. & Pangimangen, W. (2013). New and interesting records for the Obi archipelago (north Maluku, Indonesia), including field observations and first description of the vocalisation of Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii. BOC Volume 133(2): [pagination?].


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