Snowy-headed robin chats have a dark head and wings and a reddish-orange body and tail. These small perching birds also sport a single stroke of white from their forehead to the nape of their neck. They mainly forage on the ground and at low levels of vegetation, where they hunt for invertebrates and small fruit.
Interesting Fact 1
Males sing in order to attract females. Their song is a fast, almost unbroken string of mimicry of other birds, with variations and powerful interspersed whistles.
Interesting Fact 2
Both males and females become sexually mature after six months, and bonded pairs work together to build a nest in dense foliage or in hollow tree branches.
Interesting Fact 3
Young birds learn to fly after only a couple weeks.
Commitment to Care
Lincoln Park Zoo prioritizes individual well-being over everything else. Guided by scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best welfare outcomes for each individual in the zoo’s care.
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Animals Depend On People Too
When you ADOPT an animal, you support world-class animal care by helping to provide specially formulated diets, new habitat elements, and regular veterinary checkups.
The Wish List is full of one-of-a-kind items for the zoo’s animals, including nutritious snacks and enrichment items to keep them active and healthy.
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Wildlife face many daunting challenges—some global, like planet-wide climate change, and some that affect individuals, like an animal ingesting plastic—but now is not the time to despair. None of these problems are too big for us to come together and solve.