There were a couple of these brown-eared bulbuls (hiyodori) in trees next to the river in Tagawa, but I couldn’t get anywhere near them. They are very jumpy! These birds are common in Japan in the winter and they also visit my garden, so we often hear their noisy screeches.

bulbul

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Brown-eared Bulbul = hiyodori
Microscelis amaurotis