Geographical Range Southern Asia, introduced to Hawaiian Islands
Habitat Mountain forests
Scientific Name Leiothrix lutea
Conservation Status Common

This brightly colored bird is an active flier in its native range in Asia as well as in the Hawaiian Islands, where it was introduced. The red-billed leiothrix lives in the underbrush of mountain forests, where it often travels in small flocks singing its melodious song. It feeds mainly on insects and fruit. The leiothrix is also called the pekin robin.

Did You Know?

This is such a popular cage bird that the demand in the pet trade is causing its numbers to decline in certain parts of its range.