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Subspecies E.k. komadori
Photo © by Akiyo
Nakanoshima (Tokara ) Japan, May 2004
Larvivora komadori



Japan: breeds Danjo Islands (off of southwestern Kyushu) and the northern Ryūkyū Islands (Tanegashima S to Tokunoshima); winters south to the southern Ryukyu Islands (mainly Miyako, Ishigaki, Iriomote and Yonakuni)

Formerly recognized subspecies subrufus
Photo © by DaninJapan
Amami Nature Reserve, Amami Oshima, Japan, 25 April 2009


Formerly placed in Erithacus and in Luscinia[3].

Okinawa Robin was formerly included in this species.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies subrufus has been synonymised with this form.


Dense undergrowth in damp areas in forests. Nests in crevices or among roots of trees. Found at 100-600 meters above sea-level. Source: Birdlife International.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Sangster, G. Alstrom, P. Forsmark, A. Olsson, U. (2010) Multi-locus phylogenetic analysis of Old World chats and flycatchers reveals extensive paraphyly at family, subfamily and genus level (Aves : Muscicapidae), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57, 380-392

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