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Category:Leiothrix - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Leiothrix


This genus contains two colourful Babblers from SE-Asia. Both are very popular as cage-birds.
They share a red bill, rather long rictal bristles, yellowish-orange breast colour, a chestnut patch at the base of the folded primaries, yellow wing-fringing and greyish lower upperparts.


Leiothrix is a genus in the Family Leiothrichidae.
It was formerly included in the family Timaliidae.
Silver-eared Mesia is sometimes placed in its own genus Mesia.

Genus Leiothrix viewedit
L. argentauris Silver-eared Mesia
L. lutea Red-billed Leiothrix


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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Pages in category ‘Leiothrix’

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