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.

Turdus naumanni (Dusky Thrush)
Turdus naumanni (Dusky Thrush) Selected
Come back to Japan in autumn in a large group from breeding ground in Siberia to spent winter. Spread throughout Japan and live in forests, croplands, riverbeds and parks and even at feeding stations at residence. Roost in woody forests and shrubs and live in a group right after they arrive Japan but most of them live alone in winter. Jump and walk on the ground and stop with holding their chest out. This species repeat these actions and hunt for preys. Feed on earthworms and larvae from picking them from fallen leaves and soils. Also feed on fruits of persimmons and pyracantha. In autumn, chirp sounding like “cu cu” repeatedly and “twee” while flying. Are in a group again in spring to go back north for breeding.

●Body length  about 24 cm
●Season  October to April (Winter bird, fly to Japan in autumn and spend winter and fly away in spring.)
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