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.

Cyanoptila cyanomelana (Blue-and-white Flycatcher)
Cyanoptila cyanomelana (Blue-and-white Flycatcher) Selected
Fly back to Japan in spring from Southeast Asia. Live in forests in mountains and especially where it is close to ponds, lakes and stream. The body color of male is bright and shiny red feathers from head to the tail and female is light brown. Male chirp at the top of tall tree sounding like “pi lee lee, choo bee bee, gee gee” to announce own territory. The voice is very beautiful and this species, bush warbler and Japanese robin are designated as three birds in Japan with beautiful voices. Male have a several place for chirp and move routinely to each places and chirp. From May to July, build a deep cup-shaped nest with moss in the dip in a cliff and lay three to five eggs in a season. In autumn, fly back to the place where they spend winter.

●Body Length  about 16 cm
●Season  April to October (Summer bird, fly to one area from spring to summer for breeding and fly back to southern areas in autumn.)


※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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