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SPECIES INFO

The Dusky Woodcock or Rufous Woodcock, Scolopax saturata, is a small wader. It is smaller than Eurasian Woodcock, and has much darker plumage.

This species is restricted to wet mountain forests on Sumatra, Java and New Guinea. It nests on a bed of moss in light undergrowth. It has a "roding" display flight like Eurasian Woodcock, but the calls are different. It can be very tame.

The subspecies S. s. rosenbergii (Schlegel, 1871), found on New Guinea, is sometimes given species status.

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Further reading

Shorebirds by Hayman, Marchant and Prater, ISBN 0-7099-2034-2





                                     



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