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Red-billed Leiothrix

Leiothrix lutea


The Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea) is a member of the Old World babbler family, and is native to the Indian Subcontinent. Adults have bright red bills and a dull yellow ring around their eyes. Their backs are dull olive green, and they have a bright yellow-orange throat with a yellow chin; females are somewhat duller than males, and juveniles have black bills. It has also been introduced in various parts of the world, with small populations of escapees having existed in Japan since the 1980s. It has become a common cagebird and amongst aviculturists it goes by various names: Pekin Robin, Pekin Nightingale, Japanese Nightingale, and Japanese (Hill) Robin, the last two being misnomers as it is not native to Japan.


Allwetterzoo Münster, Germany

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

What beautiful colors!

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago


Brinschk 8 years ago

Thank you for your comments! This little bird was very curious and came close enough to take several pictures, but only this one was perfect. They fly around free in the tropic area of our zoo and it has to be a day with not so many visitors to get them to stay long enough for taking your pictures. When it placed itself in front of the light turquoise wall i was very happy because it just looked so good.. :)

KarenL 8 years ago


alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Like the information NatraiList and the picture!

patty 8 years ago


MrsPbio 8 years ago

Oh.... My....! Gorgeous! Colors of a sunset !

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

So Sweet!

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Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on May 1, 2010
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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