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Black-Napes orioleThe black-naped oriole has the stripe broadening and joining at the back of the neck.
Brown-eared bulbulIt is extremely common within the northern parts of its range and is a familiar bird throughout Japan and Korea.
Scaly thrushThe sexes are similar, 27–31 cm long, with black scaling on a paler white or yellowish background.
Common pheasant (Male)It is native to Asia and has been widely introduced elsewhere as a game bird. Behind the face are two ear-tufts, that make the pheasant to alert.
Common pheasant (Female)It is native to Asia and has been widely introduced elsewhere as a game bird.The female is much less showy, with a duller mottled brown plumage all over.
Little ringed ploverThis is a small plover. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes with white above and a short dark bill.
Great spotted woodpeckerIt is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia, and usually resident year-round except in the colder parts of its range. Males have a crimson spot on the nape.
Black woodpeckerThe plumage of this is entirely black apart from a red crown. In males, the entire crown is red, but in females only the top.
Mandarin duck (Male)It is a perching duck species found in East Asia and is native to Japan. Adult male has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye. There are two orange "sails" at the back.
Mandarin duck (Female)The female is similar to female wood duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye. It has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.
Great titThe great tit is a distinctive bird with a black head and neck, prominent white cheeks. The great tit is a common and familiar bird in urban parks and gardens.
Eurasian jayThe jay is well known for its mimicry, often sounding so like a different species that it is virtually impossible to distinguish its true identity unless the jay is seen.
Vinous-throated parrotbillThe vinous-throated parrotbill is a relatively small and long-tailed parrotbill. It is a highly social species, usually encountered in groups.
CormorantAll are fish-eaters. They dive from the surface. Under water they propel themselves with their feet. Some cormorant species have been found to dive to depths of as much as 45 metres.
WhimbrelIt is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.
Ruddy kingfisherIt is widely distributed in east and southeast Asia, including South Korea and Japan. It is migratory.
Ruddy kingfisherLike other kingfishers, it generally feed on fish, crustaceans, and large insects, though in areas with less running water, they are known to take frogs and other amphibians.
Black-capped kingfisherThe adult has a purple-blue wings and back. The large bill and legs are bright red. It is found mainly near the coast in mangrove forests and along estuaries and rivers.
Little egretIt is a white bird with a slender black beak, long black legs, yellow feet. As an aquatic bird, it feeds in shallow water and on land, consuming a variety of small creatures.
Von Schrecks bitternIt is a small bittern. It has a short neck, longish yellow bill and yellow legs. Its breeding habitat is reed beds. They can be difficult to see.