No.566 Japanese Accentor Prunella rubida

L=14cm

Rank : 3
Winter Visitor
Inhabits in creeping pine zone of high mountain district and breeds there in summer. In winter, the bird can be observed in piedmont flat, too.  Most of our observation records in Asakawa River basin are in winter.  The size is about that of sparrow with inconspicuous somber colour; the species may easily be overlooked.@
Photograph (click to enlarge)

Adult