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.

Troglodytes troglodytes (Wren)
Troglodytes troglodytes (Wren) Wren
Is one of the small birds in Japan like gold crest. Live in shady forests near streams and valleys. The body color of male and female is almost the same and has irregular patterns on dark-brown body. Stay closer to the ground and jump around fallen trees and rocks with short tail upward and feed on insects and spiders. Live alone except breeding season and hardly ever come out to open bright area. The breeding season is from May to August and male rest on rocks or stubs and chirp sounding like “pi pi chui chui li li li” very loudly which is hard to believe having this loud voice from this small body. Build a ball-shaped nest under ceiling of houses in mountains, rocks and bridges and lay four to six eggs in a season. Sometimes place dead leaves covering the nest to blend them into the background.

●Body Length  about 11 cm
●Season  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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