Category: Birds

King Penguin

This time, we will introduce you to the king penguin, which is said to be the second largest in body size in the world! You can see king penguins at aquariums all over Japan, but we have collected a lot of information about their ecology and secrets!
Why are they called king? The chicks are chubby and cute! But is there

Emperor Penguin

“Emperor penguins” are often associated with the image of penguins because they have become the main characters of documentary films and have recently appeared as a cute character named “Koupen-chan”.
So, what is the most important thing about Emperor penguins? Let’s explore their secret!

Gentoo Penguin

Speaking of the penguin that is the third largest in terms of body length after the Emperor Penguin and the King Penguin, it’s the Gentoo Penguin.
The Gentoo Penguin has the highest number of domestic breeding among its relatives, the Adelie Penguin and the Chinstrap Penguin. Some of you may have seen it at this penguin aquarium!
Not only is it the third largest in body length, but it also has a secret that it is the fastest in the penguin world!
Let’s take a peek into the mysterious world of the Gentoo Penguin!

Rock Ptarmigan

The Ptarmigan is a bird that inhabits the alpine zone and is designated as a Special Natural Monument in Japan.
Due to its small population and the fact that it is not commonly seen in urban areas, it is not well-known to the general public. However, its distinctive appearance has been loved by mountaineers since ancient times.
In this article, we explain the ecology and characteristics of the Ptarmigan, which are not widely known. Let’s explore the charm of the Ptarmigan together!

Chinstrap Penguin

Have you heard of the Chinstrap Penguin? In fact, this name refers to the Hige Penguin in Japan!
The Chinstrap Penguin is said to have one of the largest populations among penguins worldwide, competing for the top two spots. However, it is surprising that the number of Chinstrap Penguins bred in Japan is relatively small, so many people may be hearing this name for the first time.
Let’s take a peek at some interesting and funny secrets about the Chinstrap Penguin!

Adelie Penguin

Now, here’s a question. What is the true identity of the penguin that became the character model for JR East’s IC card ticket Suica? The answer is “Adelie Penguin”. If you have a Suica, please check it out!
Adelie Penguins are penguins with a distinctive appearance, wearing tuxedos on their bodies and having white eyeliner-like lines around their eyes.
This page summarizes many mysterious secrets about Adelie Penguins.
Let’s take a look right away!


Have you heard of a bird called a puffin?
It’s a humorous and cute seabird with a large, colorful beak and a slightly troubled-looking face. Although it is a bird, it can swim in the sea as if it were flying.
There seems to be a lot to learn about puffins. Let’s look it up!


Suddenly, what would you say if you were asked, “Who is the second largest flightless bird in the world?”
The answer to this quiz is the emu, a flightless bird from Australia that is often kept in zoos and ranches.Speaking of flightless birds, ostriches are famous, but what is the difference between ostriches and emus?
To find out what characteristics and secrets emu have, let’s take a peek into the world of emus together in this article.


What kind of image do you have when you think of pigeons?
Pigeons, which we often see in parks, stations, and cities, are very familiar birds to us. A white pigeon with an olive leaf is a symbol of peace and also a sign of good luck, so it has a good image.
Furthermore, pigeons have excellent flying and homing abilities, and have been used as messenger pigeons in the field of communication since ancient times. However, pigeons are also hated as nuisance birds.
Let’s find out more about pigeons, which we may think we know but don’t, and their relationship with us humans.


Canaries are small birds that are kept as pets for their beautiful appearance in red, yellow, and white colors and their chirping.
Canaries used to be very common small birds that were bred in many households along with parrots and finches.
But gradually, fewer people kept them, and it became rare to see them in pet shops.
What kind of features and secrets do these canaries have? Let’s find out together in this article!