(also red-billed leiothrix)
An Asian bird of the babbler family, with orange-yellow underparts and a melodious song, popular as a cage bird. Also called Pekin robin.
- Leiothrix lutea, family Timaliidae.
- House Finches primarily inhabit forest edges and grassland, whereas the leiothrix is generally found in the understory of closed-canopy forest.
- The red-billed leiothrix lives in the underbrush of mountain forests, where it often travels in small flocks singing its melodious song.
Modern Latin, from Greek leios 'smooth' + thrix 'hair'.
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