Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Wildlife Photos: Okinawa Rail an Endangered Species
These birds are practically flightless but, when they get spooked, will run pretty fast and be out of sight quicker than you can focus on them. They live in areas where plenty of broad-leafed vegetation grows and fresh water is available. They eat bugs, lizzards and snails. The Okinawa Rail's enemies are snakes, the Mongoose and idiots who drive too fast along the mountain roads.
When driving around in the northern areas of Okinawa look out for the little guys, too.
If they get squished the Okinawa Rail won't be an Endangered Species, anymore. They'll be extinct !