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.

Emberiza spodocephala (Black-faced Bunting)
Emberiza spodocephala (Black-faced Bunting) Selected
Change habitat by season. In autumn fly down south for warmer climate and fly to Mt. Takao as a winter bird (fly to Japan in autumn and spend winter and fly away in spring). Birds in the same family with Siberian meadow bunting have brown body but this species is yellowish. Found in shady woods, bamboo shrubs and reed bushes. Live in a small group. Walk and jump around and feed on seeds of plants, insects and spiders. The breeding season is from May to August. Build a cup-shaped nest with dead leaves and bent stems on branches close to the ground. Lay four to five eggs in a season. In winter, come down to plants at parks in cities for preys.

●Body Length  about 16 cm
●Season  November to March (wandering bird, bird that have different areas for breeding and spending winter)


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