Amami thrush

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Amami thrush

A simultaneous survey of wild bird Amami thrush, a nationally designated natural monument that inhabits only Kagoshima and Amami Oshima, was conducted on the 21st, and about 100 birds were confirmed, which is about the same as last year. The final number will be finalized in April together with future supplementary surveys. It is said that the number of habitats has increased due to recent conservation activities, and the habitat has expanded to the northern part of the island.

The Amami Wild Bird Society is held every year to protect the endangered Amami thrush. This year, the number of participants from outside the island decreased due to the influence of the new coronavirus, but about 140 members and volunteers participated. A pair of people walked along the central forest road that traverses the island and recorded the chirping of birds.