Red-billed Leiothrix

Concrete Matter

Mounted on –  A piece of spiderwood mounted on a bubinga base
Dimensions (as seen in first photo) HxWxD – 23 x 20 x 12 cm / 9 x 7,8 x 4,7 inch
Note – This bird died of natural causes in captivity where it was also bred

The Red-billed Leiothrix is also known as the Japanese Nightingale. Even though this name is not correct - since it was only introduced into Japan in the 1980s - we do like the sound of it. The word ‘nightingale’ in almost any combination has a good ring to it, reminiscent of Bianca Castafiori the “Milanese Nightingale” or Florence Nightingale of course. The Common Nightingale is known for its vibrant song full of variations. The Red-billed Leiothrix however, is known for its stunning beauty. That's also why we are so thrilled to be able to offer this handsome bird in our collection. It belongs to a rare collection of small songbirds that are so pretty-looking, that anybody will fall in love with it on first sight. We bet you do too!