What is the National Bird of Japan?

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Green Pheasant – Japan national bird

The Green Pheasant is the official national bird of Japan which is found in the mountainous regions of Japan. It is also known as Japanese pheasant or Japanese ring-necked pheasant. The bird is a symbol of good fortune, prosperity and longevity in Japanese culture.

Scientific Classification

Family: Phasianidae
Order: Galliformes
Class: Aves
Species: P. versicolor

Importance of Green Pheasant bird in Japan

Green Pheasant is a very popular bird in Japan. It is also known as the Green Pheasant, or Coturnix chinensis. This bird is a native of China and Japan. The Green Pheasant is considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world. It has a large body with long legs and small wings. The male Green Pheasant has a bright green head and neck, while the female Green Pheasant has an olive-green head and neck with white spots on her cheeks.

Habitat of Green Pheasant

Green Pheasant is a bird that is endemic to the Honshu island of Japan, where it lives in deciduous and coniferous forests. The bird prefers to live in the northern part of Honshu, but it will also inhabit mountainous areas throughout the island.

Green Pheasant prefers oak and beech trees as well as shrubs and bushes for nesting. They have been known to live in groups of up to 100 birds, although they tend to be smaller groups that are only about 10 or so members strong.

Why is Green Pheasant the national bird of Japan?

The Green Pheasant is the national bird of Japan because it represents the country’s culture and history. The pheasant is a symbol of power and strength, but it also represents the idea of harmony between nature and humankind. The Green Pheasant was chosen in 1931 as a result of a competition held by the Ministry of Education.

The Green Pheasant is not only a national symbol but also an official mascot for many sports teams in Japan, including baseball teams and sumo wrestlers.