Lidth’s Jay | Kagoshima City Hirakawa Zoological Park | QR Translator

Lidth’s Jay | Kagoshima City Hirakawa Zoological Park

Lidth’s Jay

A Mysterious Lapis Lazuli Blue Shining in the Tropical Forest

An endemic species that can only be found on the islands of Amami Oshima, Kakeroma, and Ukejima. It is a nationally protected species and the prefectural bird of Kagoshima. There are groups protecting the birds in their natural habitats, as well as collaborations, such as with the Ueno Zoo, to protect and breed them. However you look at them, the main feature is sure to be the beautiful blue wings. Being a relative of crows, they have a natural "kah kah" sound, but also have been known to imitate sounds they hear on a daily basis. Lend them your ear and see what they say.


Animals of Kagoshima Zone

  • Koala


  • Masai Giraffe

    Masai Giraffe

  • White Tiger

    White Tiger

  • Red Panda

    Red Panda

  • Chimpanzee


  • Yakushima Macaque

    Yakushima Macaque

  • White-naped Crane

    White-naped Crane

  • Lidth’s Jay

    Lidth’s Jay

  • Asian Elephant

    Asian Elephant

  • Asian Small-clawed Otter

    Asian Small-clawed Otter