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Scarlet-faced Liocichla

Liocichla ripponi

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Liocichla ripponi
Class: Bird
Weight: 42 to 53 grams
Life span: Unknown
Conservation status: Least concern
Number of offspring: 3 eggs at a time

About

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.


MUSICAL PRODIGY

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.


 

Conservation

Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.

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