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What is the national bird of Japan?

The Green Pheasant is the national bird of Japan. It is also know as Japanese Green Pheasant.

Male Green Pheasant
Male Green Pheasant

Japanese Green Pheasant is an omnivorous bird native to Japan. Green pheasant eat small animals such as insects, worms, plants and grains. There can be hybrids of Green Pheasant and Copper Pheasant. There are 3 subspecies of Green Pheasant. The female Green Pheasant is smaller than the male ones with a shorter tail.

Japanese people believe that Green Pheasant are scared of earth quakes and screams. Green Pheasant are eaten as food. They are also kept as pets. They are the only species that can be legally hunted in Japan, but for that a hunting licence is required. It's typical habitat is grassland, parkland, woodland, farmland and forest edges.
Green Pheasant have been introduced to Hawaii and in North America as a game bird. It was designated as Japan's national bird in 1947 at the 81st meeting of the National Bird Society of Japan. Green Pheasant might have been selected as the national bird of Japan as it is found in many Japanese folk tales and is unique to Japan.

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