Hokkaido is the second largest island in Japan and it has become famous for its wildlife diversity and there are many species with unique features that can only be found there.
The adorable fluffy birds, known as long-tailed tits have a specific breed in Hokkaido is known for its cotton wool ball appearance.
While most long-tailed tits have brown or gray “eyebrows” and more brown in their feathers (can be found in Europe and Asia) but the ones in Hokkaido have pure white faces. This makes them look like flying cotton balls, with black tails and wings.
They are so cute and unique to have earned their own name: the shima-enaga bird. It literally translates to “long-tailed island” bird, which is pretty much accurate.