Red-billed leiothrix

Latin Name
Leiothrix lutea

Class
Birds

Order
Passeriformes

Description

Named for its striking red beak, the red-billed leiothrix has a green body and yellow throat with red markings on the wings.


 

Range

Southeast Asia, from Pakistan to China


Status

This species is common over a large range.


Habitat

Forests


Niche

Red-billed leiothrix live in small flocks in the forest underbrush. Individuals feed on fruits and insects found within this niche.


Life History

Breeding pairs establish territories, building cup-shaped nests from leaves and moss. Females lay an average of three eggs.




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