Leiothrix lutea (Scopoli, 1786)

Red-billed leiothrix
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Description 1

Small, 15 cm long passerine bird. They have a large head, narrow beak, short tail and vivid colours. They are generally brown or olive green, with a grey stomach and blue tail. Yellow throat and a reddish coloured chest. Bright red beak and red and black wings.

Biology 1

A gregarious species that can also be found alone or as a couple. They feed on a wide range of elements, mainly insects, although they also eat worms, berries and fruits. Lays 3-4 eggs. The chicks are protected by their parents for 1.5-2 weeks. Afterwards they abandon the nest, although they are still fed by their parents for some time.

Habitat 1

Prominently forest environments, they can be found in mixed pine and oak forests, in riverside forests with low, dense vegetation, always with water courses, whether clean or waste water, in fruit fields near to water courses and also, sporadically in parks and gardens.

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species and Document sheets of the Exotic Invasive Species Act 630/2013 (GEIB)

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Birds 1

http://www.mapama.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/conservacion-de-especies/especies-exoticas-invasoras/ce_eei_aves.aspx

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY), http://natusfera.gbif.es/guide_taxa/1830

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