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.

Tarsiger cyanurus (Siberian Bluechat)
Tarsiger cyanurus (Siberian Bluechat) Selected
Male’s blue feathers from the head to the tail are very beautiful with striking orange on the side of abdomen. The body color of female is greenish brown on entire body. Change habitat on season and live in 1,500 meters high elevation areas from spring to summer for breeding and come down to low elevations including forests in Mt. Takao and woody parks in winter. Live alone and both male and female hold territory. Hunt for insects, centipedes and spiders and feed on nuts of trees in winter. The breeding season is from June to August. Male rest on higher branches and chirp sounding like “pi chuli hyo lo lo”. Build a cup-shaped nest with moss and fallen leaves at the root of fallen trees. Lay three to five eggs in a season.

●Body Length  about 14 cm
●Season  November to March (wandering bird, bird that have different areas for breeding and spending winter)


※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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