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.

Ficedula narcissina (Narcissus Flycatcher)
Ficedula narcissina (Narcissus Flycatcher) Selected
Fly back to Japan in spring from Southeast Asia. Found in forests with tall trees from flatlands to mountains. The body color of male is distinct yellow color from throat to chest as the Japanese name Kibitaki literally meaning yellow birds in muscicapidae family. The body color of female is subdued and greenish gray from the head to the back. Rest on branches and are not too active and feed on insects and spiders on branches and leaves. And sometimes fly insects in the air. The breeding season is from May to July. Male chirp in a different tones “pi co lo lo lo” and “tu ku tu ku o-shi” and also good at chirping like other birds. Build a nest with fallen leaves and moss in a hole of tree, ceiling of building and door pockets. Lay four to six eggs in a season. in spring and autumn, come down to parks in cities.

●Body Length  about 15 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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