Awwww! I want one! (I wonder if they're hard to housetrain? And whether they roost on top of the lamps? And whether one might eat the cat...?)
Left radical is 'mouth' (口), right is 'bird' (鳥). Thus, 'bird call', later
expanded in meaning to cover any animal cry. Henshall
suggests as a mnemonic: 'Bird's mouth produces non-human cry'
Note the serendipitous allusion to Maison Ikkoku...