Discover the adorable bird that looks like a fluffy cotton ball with wings (Gallery)

Meet the little bird that looks like a white cotton ball with wings (Gallery)

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On Japan’s second largest island, you may see small balls of floof fluttering among the trees.

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They look like little cotton balls with wings, people have also compared them to cotton candy.

These unique birds are known as long-tailed tits or Shima enaga in Japanese.

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this particular subspecies of bird is only found on this Japanese island.

So what makes these long tail titties so special?

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Firstly, they are absolutely tiny, measuring 13-15cm long, and half of that is the tail!
Long-tailed tits typically have black eyebrows (see below), in Hokkaido they lose their eyebrows as they move into adulthood.
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This only happens in this eye and leaves them with a completely white face that makes them look like mini snowmen.
This completely white face helps them go unnoticed during the island’s long winters.
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These little cotton balls usually move in flocks of around 20-30 and even perform cool acrobatic tricks while fluttering around.
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They typically lay 7 to 10 eggs at a time, which helps keep the population high.

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They are quite vulnerable in cold winters, their young always recover due to the large number of eggs they lay.
Although the long-tailed tit is widespread from Western Europe through Russia to Japan, there is nothing like Hokkaido’s unique version.
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With their fluffy little round bodies, it’s no wonder they have transformed into adorable stuffed animals.
source: Kingdomstv

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