Zoo Animals

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.

Description
The red-billed leiothrix has a golden throat, orange or red breast and yellow wings. The female has a blue mark, and the male has a red mark.

Fun Facts

  • The red-billed leiothrix emits a loud musical song with alternating high and low notes.

  • The red-billed leiothrix prefers to live in a flock, so it is rarely seen alone.

  • Both the male and the female help contribute to building the nest.