Nonnatives - Red-billed Leiothrix

Red-billed Leiothrix - Leiothrix lutea


Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1984

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: This species is native to the Himalayas and has been introduced into Hawaii, where it now occurs on many islands. It was brought to Florida as a caged bird. The presence of fruiting plants may partially influence population densities (Male et al. 1998). This species is currently not established in Florida.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Exotic plant community

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1984   Not reported breeding  
Pinellas 1980   Not reported breeding  


Male, T. D., S. G. Fancy, and C. J. Ralph. 1998. Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea) in Birds of North America, No. 359 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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