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JP056Mounts Zao, Funagata

Site Description

Forest

Volcanic mountain range, forests (secondary forest, broadleaf deciduous forest and conifer forest´╝ë, and lapillus land, sandwiched by the Zaorenpo mountain range in the south and Funagatarenpo mountain range in the north, both belong to the Ohusanmyaku mountains on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. The highest summit of the Zaorenpo mountain range is Mt. Kumanodake (1,841m), which has forests of Fagus crenata and Quercus crispula on the mountainside, and forests of Abies mariesii on the higher area, as well as lapillus land. Funagatarenpo mountain range has forests of Fagus crenata and Quercus crispula on the mountainside, and Pinus pumila belt on the upper zone.

Area & Coordinates

52,000ha 38°18′N 140°32′E
region: Tohoku

Category

A3

Designation Type

Quasi-National Park, Prefectural National Park

Protection Status

Partially protected

Conservation issues

Birds

Breeding resident

Buteo buteo, Spizaetus nipalensis, Aquila chrysaetos, Parus ater, Nucifraga caryocatactes

Breeding visitor

Pernis apivorus, Butastur indicus, Cuculus fugax, Halcyon coromanda, Apus pacificus, Anthus hodgsoni, Prunella rubida, Erithacus akahige, Emberiza sulphurata, Emberiza variabilis, Tarsiger cyanurus, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, Terpsiphone atrocaudata

Winter visitor

Phoenicurus auroreus, Turdus pallidus

Image

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©OOSAWA Yasuo

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