The Uguisu is a small, omnivorous bird that inhabits Far East locations such as Japan, China and Taiwan. Its song is distinctly beautiful, and it is commonly known as a Japanese Bush-warbler.
The Uguisu prefer to live in mountainous terrain within a forest with hiding places and plentiful food. Some species migrate during winter, but others move down to the lowlands where food is easier to obtain. Uguisu feed on flies, worms, moths and grasshoppers, as well as fruits and berries. Natural predators are cats, dogs, snakes, lizards and birds of prey. Population numbers are stable, although deforestation is a threat. Uguisu are farmed in Japan because their guano is a popular component in certain creams.