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Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan

Map of Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) - Male Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Falcated Duck (Mareca falcata) Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica) Japanese Tit (Parus minor)

The Imperial Palace is located in the center of Tokyo next to the Tokyo Station. It is surrounded by a moat.



2/16/2024: We took the subway over to the Tokyo Station area, and eventually we found our way out of the building. We were going to walk around inside the walls of the Imperial Palace, but the gardens were closed. So, we walked around the moat outside instead.

I was looking very closely for the smew, but I did not consider to look for the female which I realized that I saw later...

2/17/2024: En Route to the Haneda Airport, it was decided to try the Imperial Palace East Garden. The garden was closed on the previous day. We walked around in Tokyo Station to try and find a locker to put our bags in, but the lockers were full. So, we ended up dragging our bags behind us into the garden.

Previous Visit (Ueno Park: 2/16/2024)
Next Visit (Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden: 2/16/2024)

Species Recorded (30)

Birds ( 30 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Eastern Spot-billed Duck - Anas zonorhyncha
Common Pochard - Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
Falcated Duck - Mareca falcata
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope
Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Smew - Mergellus albellus
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Oriental Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia orientalis

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Brown-eared Bulbul - Hypsipetes amaurotis

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Warbling White-eye - Zosterops japonicus

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Carrion Crow - Corvus corone
Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Japanese Tit - Parus minor

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Dusky Thrush - Turdus eunomus
Pale Thrush - Turdus pallidus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
White-cheeked Starling - Spodiopsar cineraceus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Oriental Greenfinch - Chloris sinica

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus




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