DBD 4-16-2021: Long Tail

In Hokkaido, Japan's second-largest island, fluffy white little birds flitter through the trees. They look like white cotton balls bouncing around and are beloved by the Japanese, who call them “Shima enaga”. In English, they're known as long-tailed tits, though this particular subspecies is only found in Hokkaido. Unlike the Northern long-tailed tits in the rest of Japan, this one doesn’t have brown “eyebrows” – its face is completely white.