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.

Cyanopica cyana (Azure-winged Magpie)
Cyanopica cyana (Azure-winged Magpie) Jungle Crow
Is a most frequently found crow in forests and residential areas. Chirp very loudly “caw caw caw” at where baits are placed. The body color for male and female is almost the same and have round-shaped head as if they have a hat on. Wings and long tail are bluish gray and have white chest and neck. Is in a small group and patrol the same route and hunt for preys. When one moves, others follow. Walk like jumping on trees and on the ground and hunt for insects, nuts of trees and fruits and sometimes for small birds or chicks. Hunt for preys in the early morning and late afternoon at parks and gardens and stay in forests during daytime. The breeding season is from May to August and crates a nest with layers of twigs in woods or street trees and lay seven to eight eggs in a season.

●Body Length  about 37 cm
●Season  January to December (resident bird, bird that stay in the same area all year round)
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