Perched on a branch like a bell.
|All over Japan, East Asia
A sparrow-sized wild bird with yellow flight feathers. The body is yellow-greenish brown. Females are darker and duller in color than males. It cries with a voice of "Kurukuru" and "Kirikiri". A flock of dozens of birds perches in grassy areas such as reeds and eats. It also has a thick and powerful mouth.
As its name suggests, it mainly inhabits riverbeds, but can also be seen in parks and forests at low elevations. They live in flocks of several dozen birds and eat plant seeds. It has a certain territory during the breeding season. They also live near human habitation, and it is not uncommon for them to come down to the ground or stay in places with good visibility.
I found a group along the Asakawa River in Hachioji City. If you're strolling along the Asakawa River and hear a chirping sound like that of a Japanese white-eye, you're likely to find a Japanese greenfinch. They are often found in reed bushes. There are times when about 20 birds form a bell on one tree.
Introducing a picture of Oriental Greenfinch.