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Red-billed Leiothrix

Leiothrix lutea


The Red-billed Leiothrix is a member of the Leiothrichidae 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.


Copenhagen Zoo.

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful bird

FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Oh I had it on Arthropods, thanks a lot Ava T-B.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

I've moved this beauty from Arthropods to Birds for you.

FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Lizzy!

Annelies 8 years ago

What a cute little fellow :) Great spotting!

FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

oh ok, your spotting photos look amazing, great job.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

I am using Nikon coolpix digital camera with 3X zoom :(
Its not possible to take birds photographs :)

FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Ohh lucky you, it's amazing bird so please just put a lot of spottings of this :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Well, very nice spotting..i've seen him in my native :)

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Frederiksberg, Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Jun 10, 2013
Submitted on Jun 21, 2013

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