I LIVE IN ASIA
The scarlet-faced liocichla is native to forests and wetlands throughout southeast Asia in countries like Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
I AM AN HERBIVORE
The scarlet-faced liocichla’s diet consists of berries and seeds, as well as various types of insects.
SCARLET-FACED LIOCICHLAS ARE SOCIAL
The scarlet-faced liocichla is a somewhat social bird species. They will sometimes forage in mixed flocks, but have also been known to stay in pairs.
The scarlet-faced liocichla is a very vocal bird and is known for their babbling and beautiful songs.
HELPING THE SCARLET-FACED LIOCICHLA IN THE WILD
The scarlet-faced liocichlas at the Zoo are enrolled in the Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSP is a program implemented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help ensure a genetically viable population exists.
I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM
The scarlet-faced liocichla plays an important role in their ecosystem. Their diet of seeds and berries make them integral in seed dispersal.