Shima enaga (Japanese tit) - シ マ エ ナ ガ
The Shima-enaga is a very small tit.
Although these birds can be found all over Japan, those in Hokkaido are the only ones where the face is completely white.
They live in large trees in forests, in parks and gardens. They are acrobatic and energetic, they feed on insects and larvae, especially caterpillars, and also berries.
They always appear in groups of 20 to 30 birds.
In summer, it is possible to see adults accompanied by many chicks.
Chickadees build their nest as a pair using moss and lichen, wool, hair and furs, and silk. Then they line the inside with feathers.