Thursday, April 15, 2010

[jules' pics] 4/14/2010 07:48:00 PM

Helen, my tall sister in law, is very good at spotting birds. Here is one she found yesterday on the Hakone side of Myojin ga take. Japanese white-eyes are fairly common here, but this was bigger, browner, with a bright yellow beak and different shaped spectacles.

Does any one have any idea what it is?

Update 16/04/2010: It's a Hwamei or Melodious Laughingthrush. Thanks to andrewt.

Posted By jules to jules' pics at 4/14/2010 07:48:00 PM


andrewt said...

Its a Hwamei or Melodious Laughingthrush. Laughingthrushs are a spectacular birds of Asian rainforests but none are native to Japan. This species was introduced in recent decades

James Annan said...

Thank you!