What kind of bird is the long-tailed moth? Explanation of characteristics, ecology, and habitat Where can you meet snow fairies?


What kind of bird is the popular and adorable long-tailed tit? Explaining its cute characteristics, ecology, and habitat This bird, called the snow fairy, can be seen in Hokkaido, Japan. It is said to be one of the subspecies of the long-tailed tit, and is a bird classified in the long-tailed tit family, and is also famous as a very cute bird because its entire body is pure white.

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The long-tailed moth is a bird classified in the family Longtail, genus Longtail. The scientific name is Aegithalos caudatus trivirgatus. The English name is Long-tailed Tit. The body length is about 10 to 14 cm, and the weight is about 10 g, which is about the same size as a sparrow. This popular bird is called the “snow fairy” because of its adorable appearance. In Japan, it is sold as goods, illustration designs, and products. The list of information is below. Many people purchase stuffed animals and post them on social media.

English(英名)Long-tailed Tit
scientific name(学名)Aegithalos caudatus trivirgatus
classification(分類)Ave、 Passeriformes、 Aegithalidae、Aegithalos

About classification

The cute striped long-tailed moth is classified as a family of long-tailed moths. There are four subspecies living in the vicinity: Long-tailed tit (Honshu, etc.), Kyushu-enaga (Shikoku and Kyushu), and Chosen long-tailed tit (Tsushima, etc.). With the exception of the striped long-tailed moth, all of them are southern subspecies, so the striped long-tailed moth can be said to be a special entity. It looks like a stuffed animal, and has been featured in books and photographs, making it very attractive.

About habitat

The long-tailed moth inhabits and is distributed mainly in Hokkaido, Japan. Their cries can often be heard in urban areas like Sapporo, and flocks sometimes visit stores and become a hot topic of conversation.

feature is? What kind of creature is it?

The long-tailed moth is a bird that lives in cold regions and is widely distributed from Hokkaido in Japan to Europe and Siberia. This bird can mainly be seen in forests and forests, as well as on flatlands and mountains. They are distributed throughout Hokkaido and can be seen in parks and green areas. It can be said that it is characterized by the fact that the whole body is pure white with some black mixed in. Their fluffy and fluffy feathers and feathers are noticeable when you look at them. The color changes in winter and summer.

What is your personality like?

The long-tailed moth is very active. Basically, I move around a lot like a child, so I move around a lot like a child. There is a reason why the striped long-tailed moth moves around so actively. This is also to protect them from predators such as snakes, crows, and weasels since they have a very small body. The slightly white appearance is very adorable.

What is the ecology like?

The long-tailed moth is omnivorous. Their staple food is tree sap, small nuts, and insects. Their favorite food is often eaten by aphids. Since it is a resident bird rather than a migratory bird, it can be seen in Hokkaido throughout the year. The breeding season is from April to June, when they build nests. They will reproduce monogamously. They lay about one egg a day, and about 10 eggs over a period of 1 to 2 weeks. Unfortunately, it is a very short-lived bird, with a maximum lifespan of only 5 years.

Are there any natural enemies?

Unfortunately, since the long-tailed moth is a very small bird, it has many natural enemies. They are preyed upon not only by weasels and crows, but also by dogs and cats.

Is the long-tailed moth an endangered species?

The long-tailed moth is classified as low concern, and there is currently no possibility of extinction nationwide. For this reason, it is stable, but the estimated population is said to be gradually decreasing. The cause is land development by humans.

Differences between the long-tailed tit and other long-tailed tits

What is the difference between the striped long-tailed moth and other long-tailed moths? The key to distinguishing them is the striped pattern on their faces. The face of the long-tailed moth is completely white. However, other species of long-tailed tits have a large eyebrow-shaped black area that can be spotted and identified here.

Can I keep a striped long-tailed moth?

The long-tailed moth is considered a wild bird, as its population is stable. The breeding of wild birds is strictly restricted by the Bird and Wildlife Protection and Management Act. Protecting wild birds without permission is also illegal and subject to fines and punishments, so the only way to see the original is at a zoo with a guide. We recommend taking photos during the period when you can observe and meet them. We are also often featured in media news and services.


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