Guide to some birds of the Okhotsk region

EurasianJay StellarsSeeagle Redpoll BlakistonsFishowl LathamsSnipe JapaneseCrane Skylark LongtailedTit JuvenileSwan
Whooper Swan White-tailed Sea-Eagle Stellar's Sea-Eagle Hazel Grouse
Japanese Crane Far Eastern Curlew Latham's Snipe Ross's Gull
Blakiston's Fish-Owl Ural Owl Black Woodpecker Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Eurasian Skylark Long-tailed Tit Snow Bunting Common Redpoll
Tree Sparrow Eurasian Jay Northern Raven Buller's Shearwater*
Swan Goose* Ashy Minivet* To Checklist To Bird Guide Top

Long-tailed Tit   Aegithalos caudatus (ssp)   Shima Enaga

This Long-tailed Tit is a beautiful bird with a very small body and a long tail. The Long-tailed Tits that live in other parts of Japan south of Hokkaido have black eyebrows at all ages of the bird, but in the case of the subspecies called Shima Enaga (A. c. japonicus) that lives in Hokkaido, only the juvenile birds have eyebrows; when they become adults, their faces are completely white.

Hokkaido's Long-tailed Tits are common in forests from lowlands to the mountains. Outside the breeding season, they always appear in small groups and move around while calling "juri, juri" in a gentle voice. In summer, it is possible to see adults with many eye-browed fledglings in tow.


26 August 2003


Eyebrows have already partially disappeared.
Hokkaido, 26 August 2003