Toki (Japanese crested ibis) - ト キ
Toki have a slender body, a long black bill and beautiful white feathers. When they fly their wings have an orange tint.
They nest on top of trees on the hills.
They usually eat frogs, small fish, and small animals, which they find in swamps and paddy fields.
At one time, the ibis was widespread in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Russia. It is now endangered, due to habitat loss, winter famine, and hunting.
The last wild ibis in Japan died in 2003. They are now found in captivity. Japan and China have developed extensive captive breeding programs to conserve the species.
Since 2008, Japan has been trying to reintroduce the species into the wild, the first wild chicks were born in 2012.