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Pekin Robin


Pekin Robin
Pekin Robin
Habitat

They inhabit dense, lowland vegetation in tropical rainforests.

Wild Diet

Their diet consists of mainly fruit but they will also eat insects and spiders.

Behaviour

These social birds normally live in groups of up to 30 individuals, apart from in the breeding season when they will break off into pairs and become highly territorial

Breeding

An average of three blue and spotted eggs are in a clutch. Chicks are born with bright red skin.

Threats

It suffers due to its beautiful voice – unfortunately this has led to the species being captured for the illegal pet trade, forced to live a solitary life in cramped cages for human amusement.

Pekin Robin Pekin Robin

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Leiothrix lutea
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Timaliidae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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