No.501 Japanese Waxwing Bombycilla japonica

L=17.5cm

Rank : 3
Winter Visitor
Winter to spring visitor in Asakawa River basin, and the most frequent sightings are recorded in March, although the number fluctuates greatly each year. Pudgy form with diagnostic crest. Evacuated berries of mistletoe, the birdfs favourites, play an important role for growth of mistletoe.
Photograph (click to enlarge)

Adult

Excretion