You are likely to run into Leiothrix when hiking in moist to wet forests with a thick understory, where you will often hear them long before you see them. They're a bit secretive but will chitter and twitter to one another as they flit from branch to branch. Then, a flash of their red bill, and you've sighted them. Admire their attractive plumage: an olive-green cap and bright orange-yellow throat; an olive-green body with wingtips dipped in yellow, orange, red and black. The tail is forked and fringed in black. They dine mainly on insects and fruits, and are most often seen no higher than fifteen feet off the ground.
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