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Peking Robin


Himalayas to China


Resident to hill forests, moving to lower altitudes in the winter


Beautifully colored with bright plumage. The male has a crimson color on the wings while with the females, the crimson is absent and replaced with an all yellow patch.

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Behaves much as other babblers, hunting through foliage or rumaging about in the debris on the forest floor, usually in small parties. It makes a variety of harsh, piping call-notes.


Incubation is 14 days and usually 3 or 4 eggs are laid.

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Peking Robin
Class: aves
Genus: Leiothrix
Species: lutea
Height: 5 1/2 inches
Average Lifespan: 15
Wild Diet: Mainly insects
USFWS Status: Not Listed
CITES Status: Not Listed
Where at the Zoo? Small Animal Building: Rainforest

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