I observed land-birds on the Kita-Daito Island (25°57'N, 131°18'E) between 29th-31st January 1984. Fifteen species (13 families) were recorded, including new records of Phasianus colchicus, Vanellus vanellus, Motacilla alba, Pericrocotus divaricatus, Turdus pallidus and T. naumanni. I assume that P. colchicus were artificially introduced.
A wondering White-naped Crane (Grus vipio) was observed by the Authors on the Japan Sea coast of Niigata Prefecture on 9th March 1986. This bird is presumed to be the same one which had been observed while wintering in Ishikawa Prefecture.