Ueno Zoo #2 – Beautiful Birds

Peacocks, parakeets, flamingos, penguins, and emu

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

Ueno Zoo has about 500 species of amazing birds. The gorgeous peacock doesn’t always show his beautiful plumage, but he is still elegant (0:05-0:12).

Colorful parakeets are always fun to observe (0:13-0:18). I heard that cockatoos are known to scream crazily, but interestingly, when I was there this cockatoo was totally silent (0:19-028).

The flamingos in Ueno Zoo have beautiful dark pink wings. They were enjoying the warm afternoon sunshine (0:29-0:54).

Penguins seem to be very careful about everything, and also...they are cowards (0:55-1:19)!

The shoebill (1:20-1:29) and pelicans (1:29-1:39) seem to be easygoing birds.

And the emu showed me his beautiful black eyes, looking directly into the lens of my camera (1:45-2:08).

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。

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Elena Lisina 11 months ago
Ueno Zoo seems to have good collection of animals and birds.