Treasures of Mt. Takao

One of great attraction of Mt. Takao is to be able to observe all kinds of birds. Its number is almost 150 kinds which is one third of the species confirmed in all over Japan. Mt. Takao is the paradise for birds and one of the best place for bird watching. Various kinds of birds and its lifestyle could be observed including summer birds come in spring time, winter birds come from the higher altitude and hearing beautiful bird songs during breeding season.

Corvus macrorhynchos (Jungle Crow)
Corvus macrorhynchos (Jungle Crow) Jungle Crow
Found in mountains, coasts, riverbeds, croplands, town and even office areas in cities. Compare to corvus corone, the head is volumy and bill is thick and big. Have a habit of chasing hawks and owls. Caw with clear toned voice and sometimes make voice resembling human being laughing. Are normally in a group except breeding season and go back to the same place rest at night. Are omnivorous and feed on wide varieties of preys. Also raid garbage and feed on dead animals. Build a nest on tree but sometimes on electric poles or steel towers with branches and various items including wires, hangers and plastic threads. The breeding season is from March to May and lay four to five eggs in a season.

●Body Length  about 57 cm
●Seasons  January to December (resident bird, bird that stay in the same area all year round.)
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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