Slightly larger than a sparrow. The forehead, top, and back of the head are dark green with bluish-white spots. The back is blue-green from the back of the neck, and the tail is blue. A waterside bird with beautiful colors.
・Main features
Approximately 17cm in total length, orange-yellow from tip to bottom, long and thick beak. It is a colorful bird.
Inhabits waterside areas such as lakes, rivers, and ponds, and plunges into the water to prey on fish.
・Distribution in this area
Inhabits waterside areas such as rivers and ponds throughout the prefecture.
In this area, it inhabits rivers around the foot of mountains. There is also the possibility of inhabiting Suwa Pond and breeding, and it may fly to Bessho Dam.


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