Named for their striking red beak, red-billed leiothrixes have a dull olive-green body, an orangish-yellow throat, a yellow ring around their eyes, and a forked tail. Males can be distinguished from females by their brighter coloration and the red markings on their wings. These birds lives in small flocks in the forest underbrush, feeding on fruit and insects found within this niche. Breeding pairs build cup-shaped nests from leaves and moss.
Interesting Fact 1
Red-billed leiothrixes are very active and noisy birds; they sing a loud, melodic warble and have a repetitive chatter call.
Interesting Fact 2
They have been found living 4,000 meters above sea level.
Interesting Fact 3
They are also known as the Chinese nightingale, the Pekin robin, and the hill robin.
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