Detroit Zoo - Pekin Robin

Red-billed leiothrix

Leiothrix lutea

At the Detroit Zoo
The red-billed leiothrix can be found inside the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary, where more than 20 species of birds are free to fly, walk or swim among the cover of lush tropical plants in a warm and inviting climate.

Red-billed leiothrixes have golden throats, orange or red breasts and yellow wings. Females have blue marks, and males have red marks.

Fun Facts

  • Red-billed leiothrixes emit loud musical songs with alternating high and low notes.

  • Red-billed leiothrixes prefer to live in a flock, so they are rarely seen alone.

  • Both the males and the females contribute to building their nests.