Red-Billed Leiothrix

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Scientific Name Leiothrix lutea

Description

The Red-billed Leiothrix is a babbler whose length is about 14cm. They are beautifully marked with bright coloring. The adults have bright red bills and a dull yellow ring around their eyes. Their backs are dull olive green and have a bright yellow-orange throat with a yellow chin. They have forked tails. Female Leiothrix are similar to males but with a duller shade.

Fun Facts

  • The Leiothrix is also known for it’s vocalizations. It sings loud, melodious songs.
  • Some birds have been found at elevations of 9,000 feet. Flocks of Leiothrix’s have been known to fly up to elevations of 13,500 feet for a short period of time.

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