Blue Birds in Japan

There are a number of blue birds in Japan, of which the Blue-and-White Flycatcher is a member.

Siberian Blue Robin "Ko-ruri" in Japanese. Also summer visitors (we had a large population passing moutains near the University last spring). Breeds in mountains. Songs similar to robins.

Red-flanked Bluetail "Ruri-bitaki" in Japanese. Breeds in high mountains, spends winter in low mountains and their surroundings. Often met near the University in winter. One of rare visitors for European birders?

(To be continued?)

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