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Javan Woodcock Scolopax saturata

Justification
Although the montane forests that this poorly known species inhabits are thought to be relatively secure, it probably has a moderately small range and population that is declining since it seems unable to tolerate any habitat degradation. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
Kennedy, R. S.; Fisher, T. H.; Harrap, S. C. B.; Diesmos, A. C.; Manamtam, A. S. 2001. A new species of woodcock (Aves: Scolopacidae) from the Philippines and a re-evaluation of other Asian/Papuasian woodcock. Forktail 17: 1-12.

Taxonomic note
Scolopax saturata (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into S. saturata and S. rosenbergii following Kennedy et al. (2001).

Distribution and population
Scolopax saturata is endemic to Java and Sumatra, Indonesia. Its range and status are poorly known, but it is seen with regularity at Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, Java.

Trend justification
There are no data on population trends; however, the species is thought to be in decline owing to habitat degradation.

Ecology
It occurs in damp, primary montane forest between 1,500 and 3,000 m and appears not to tolerate habitat disturbance (Hayman et al. 1986).

Threats
Although the forests of Java and Sumatra are under high pressure from logging and conversion to oil palm plantations, montane forests are relatively secure.

Conservation Actions Underway
None is known. Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct surveys to estimate the size of the population and the extent of its distribution. Protect large areas of unlogged forest in areas where it occurs.

References
Hayman, P.; Marchant, J.; Prater, A. J. 1986. Shorebirds. Croom Helm, London.

Kennedy, R. S.; Fisher, T. H.; Harrap, S. C. B.; Diesmos, A. C.; Manamtam, A. S. 2001. A new species of woodcock (Aves: Scolopacidae) from the Philippines and a re-evaluation of other Asian/Papuasian woodcock. Forktail 17: 1-12.

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Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Mahood, S. & Taylor, J.

Contributors
Bishop, K. & Crosby, M.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Scolopax saturata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)
Species name author Horsfield, 1821
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 18,300 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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