overviewThe Japanese grosbeak (Eophona personata), or Ikaruga, is a finch native to East Asia. It is also sometimes referred to as the Japanese or masked hawfinch because of the superficial resemblance to the well-known Eurasian species.
The sparrow-tailed bird. It is about the same size as a starling and is about 23 cm long. It has a black forehead, tip of the eye and top of the head, and a large yellow beak. The body is generally light gray, the wings and tail are glossy black, the wings have white straps and are often noticeable in flight. It is relatively quiet and inactive. Distributed in northeastern China, Primorye, the Korean Peninsula and Japan. In Japan, it originates north of Honshu and spends the winter in northern Japan. It is located in the mountains in an open area with mixed shrubs such as deciduous broadleaf forests, secondary forests and forest edges. Distribution is fairly local and not a large number of birds throughout the country. Reproduction by a husband and a wife with wisdom, but the territory is not so strong. Build a twig-shaped nest on the bush and lay 3-4 eggs. It sings with a bright, soft voice that sounds clear and squeaky. In winter, they are usually found in small groups and eat seeds such as Nurde and Akasya, cracking and cracking. Much like Icar, E.migratoria is 19 cm long. Male and female, males resemble squids, but the body is slightly brownish and the head is black. The female does not have a black head. It originates in northeastern and eastern China, Primorye, etc., and crosses the northern, eastern China and Korean peninsula in winter. It appears in small groups in Japan as winter birds in Honshu and Kyushu, but the number is small. There is a breeding specimen in Kyushu.