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Common name
Peking robin (English)
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Summary
The native range of the red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea) includes the Himalayas, southeast China and adjacent areas. It has been introduced outside its native range and is established in Hawaii, Japan, some parts of Europe (France, Spain and Germany), and the island of Reunion. While most introduced birds occur in open and disturbed habitats, the red-billed Leoithrix occurs in forests. In its native range it inhabits evergreen broadleaved and pine forest habitats with dense understory. It has successfully colonized a variety of wet- and dry-forest types in Hawaii, and its omnivorous diet of fleshy fruits and invertebrates makes it a generalist among the relatively few remaining species of native passerines.
Notes
Red-billed Leiothrix is listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of wild flora and fauna (UNEP 2008) Appendix II listing, which permits international trade of the species with an approved export permit.

Principal source:

Compiler: Comit� fran�ais de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

Review:

Publication date: 2008-03-14

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2019) Species profile: Leiothrix lutea. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Leiothrix+lutea on 23-03-2019.

Management Info
Preventative measures: The Bureau of Rural Sciences, Australia, recently developed a risk assessment model ( Bomford, 2003) which has been endorsed by the National Vertebrate Pests Committee and may be used as the basis for future exotic species import applications.To assign an exotic species to a threat category, three risk scores are calculated: the risk that (1) an escaped or released individual would harm people, (2) escaped or released individuals would establish a wild free-living population (3) the species would be a pest if a wild population did establish. These three risk scores are then used to assign the exotic species to one of four threat categories: extreme, serious, moderate or low.
Leiothrix lutea has been assigned an Seroius threat catergory for Australia. These animals may be introduced and/or should be kept only in collections approved by the relevant State/Territory authority as being primarily kept for (1) public display and education purposes, and/or for (2) genuine scientific research approved by the relevant State/Territory authority, and as meeting Best Practice for the purposes of keeping the species concerned.
Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Leiothrix lutea
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NATIVE RANGE
Informations on Leiothrix lutea has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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[1] Disease transmission
[1] Interaction with other invasive species
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[2] Environmental Ecosystem - Habitat
  • [1] Reduction in native biodiversity
  • [1] Habitat degradation
Management information
Preventative measures: The Bureau of Rural Sciences, Australia, recently developed a risk assessment model ( Bomford, 2003) which has been endorsed by the National Vertebrate Pests Committee and may be used as the basis for future exotic species import applications.To assign an exotic species to a threat category, three risk scores are calculated: the risk that (1) an escaped or released individual would harm people, (2) escaped or released individuals would establish a wild free-living population (3) the species would be a pest if a wild population did establish. These three risk scores are then used to assign the exotic species to one of four threat categories: extreme, serious, moderate or low.
Leiothrix lutea has been assigned an Seroius threat catergory for Australia. These animals may be introduced and/or should be kept only in collections approved by the relevant State/Territory authority as being primarily kept for (1) public display and education purposes, and/or for (2) genuine scientific research approved by the relevant State/Territory authority, and as meeting Best Practice for the purposes of keeping the species concerned.
Bibliography
34 references found for Leiothrix lutea

Managment information
Brooks-Moizer, F.; Roberton, Scott I.; Edmunds, Kelly; Bell, Diana, 2009. Avian Influenza H5N1 and the Wild Bird Trade in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ecology & Society. 14(1). JUN 2009. Article No.: 28.
Eguchi, Kazuhiro and Hitoha E. Amano, 2004. Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci 3: 3�11 (2004)
Sakai H. F., 1988. Avian response to mechanical clearing of a native rainforest in Hawaii USA. Condor. 90(2). 1988. 339-348.
Tassin, J.; Triolo, J.; Lavergne, C., 2007. Ornamental plant invasions in mountain forests of Reunion (Mascarene Archipelago): a status review and management directions . African Journal of Ecology. 45(3). SEP 2007. 444-447.
Tojo, Hitoshi; Nakamura, Syuya, 1999. Seeds found in fecal samples from Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea. Japanese Journal of Ornithology. 47(3). Feb., 1999. 115-117.
van Riper, Charles III; van Riper, Sandra G. ; Hansen, Wallace R., 2002. Epizootiology and effect of avian pox on Hawaiian forest birds. Auk. 119(4). October 2002. 929-942.
General information
Amano, Hitoha E.; Eguchi, Kazuhiro, 2002a. Foraging niches of introduced Red-billed Leiothrix and native species in Japan. Ornithological Science. 1(2). September 2002. 123-131.
Amano, Hitoha E.; Eguchi, Kazuhiro, 2002b. Nest-site selection of the Red-billed Leiothrix and Japanese Bush Warbler in Japan. Ornithological Science. 1(1). January, 2002. 101-110.
Asai, Shigeki; Asai, Sayaka, 2009. The Bush Warbler and Other Birds Inhabiting the Tokyo University Forest in Chichibu in 2005. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology. 40(2). MAR 20 2009. 144-153.
Avibase., 2003. Léiothrix jaune (Leiothrix lutea) (Scopoli, 1786) The world bird database
Summary: Available from: http://www.bsc-eoc.org/avibase/species.jsp?lang=FR&id=A87C425FA73FF230&ts=1192517086906&sec=summary [Accessed 7 April 2008]
Camp, Richard J.; Pratt, Thane K.; Gorresen, P. Marcos; Jeffrey, John J.; Woodworth, Bethany L., 2010. Population trends of forest birds at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii. Condor. 112(2). MAY 2010. 196-212
Cordier, Julien, 2002. Pekin Robin Leiothrix lutea breeding the Pyrenees-Atlantiques . Alauda. 70(2). 2002. 260-262.
Diesselhorst G., 1971. Peking robin Leiothrix lutea bred in Lower Saxony unsuccessful attempth at settling. Bonner Zoologische Beitraege. 22(3-4). 1971. 252-254.
Eguchi, Kazuhiro; Amano, Hitoha E., 2008. Indirect influences of the invasive Red-billed Leiothrix on the breeding of the Japanese Bush Warbler. Japanese Journal of Ornithology. 57(1). APR 2008. 3-10.
Eguchi, Kazuhiro; Amano, Hitoha Esther, 1999. Naturalisation of exotic birds in Japan. Japanese Journal of Ornithology. 47(3). Feb., 1999. 97-114.
Eguchi, Kazuhiro; Masuda, Tomohisa, 1994. A report on the habitats of Peking Robin Leiothrix lutea in Kyushu. Japanese Journal of Ornithology. 43(2). 1994. 91-100.
Herrando, Sergi , Llimona, Francesc , Brotons, Llu�s and Quesada, Javier, 2010. A new exotic bird in Europe: recent spread and potential range of Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea in Catalonia (northeast Iberian Peninsula) , Bird Study, 57: 2, 226 � 235
Hitoshi, Tojo, 1994. Population increase of the Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea. Japanese Journal of Ornithology. 43(1). 1994. 39-42.
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Leiothrix lutea (Scopoli, 1786)
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=178837 [Accessed 10 March 2008]
Kawano, Katsura K.; Amano, Hitoha E.; Eguchi, Kazuhiro, 2000. Sexual dimorphism of the Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea. Japanese Journal of Ornithology. 49(1). July, 2000. 59-61.
Le Corre, M. 2000. Le Rossignol du Japon Leiothrix lutea (Sylviid�s, Timaliin�s), nouvelle esp�ce introduite � La R�union (Oc�an Indien). Alauda 68 : 68-71.
Le Corre, Matthieu, 2000. The Japanese nightingale Leiothrix lutea, a new species introduced in La Reunion (Indian Ocean) Alauda. 68(1). 2000. 68-71.
Lever C. 1987. Naturalized Birds of the World. Edition Longman Scientific & Technical, Avon, U.K. 615 pp.
Male, T. D., S. G. Fancy, and C. J. Ralph. 1998. Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). In The Birds of North America, No. 359 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Summary: Synth�se sur la biologie et l �cologie du Leiothrix lutea .
Available from: http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/rsl/projects/wild/male1.pdf [Accessed 7 April 2008]
Ma Qiang; Xiao Wen-Fa; Su Hua-Long, 2010. The Preliminary Study on Breeding Habit of Leiothrix lutea at Xingshan County, Hubei. Chinese Journal of Zoology. 45(2). APR 20 2010. 46-51.
McQuistion, Thomas E.; McAllister, Chris T.; Buice, Rita E., 1996. A new species of Isospora (Apicomplexa) from captive Peking robins, Leiothrix lutea (Passeriformes: Sylviidae), from the Dallas zoo. Acta Protozoologica. 35(1). 1996. 73-75.
Mountainspring S.; Scott J. M., 1985. Interspecific competition among Hawaiin USA forest birds. Ecological Monographs. 55(2). 1985. 219-240.
Probst J.-M. 1997. Animaux de la R�union. Azal�es Editions. 168 pp.
Ralph C. J., Fancy S. G., Male T. G., 1998. Demography of an introduced red-billed Leiothrix population in Hawaii. The Condor 100: 468-473.
Summary: Ce papier pr�sente des informations sur l �cologie et la dynamique des populations de Leiothrix lutea � Hawaii. Leiothrix lutea semble notamment tol�rant aux maladies aviaires qui ont d�cim� des populations d oiseaux indig�nes.
Available from: http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/ralph/ralph1.PDF [Accessed 7 April 2008]
Reynolds, Michelle H.; Camp, Richard J.; Nielson, Bonnie M. B.; Jacobi, James D. , 2003. Evidence of change in a low-elevation forest bird community of Hawai i since 1979. Bird Conservation International. 13(3). September 2003. 175-187.
Sato, Shigeho, 2006. Influence of the invasion of Leiothrix lutea on a native avifauna in a natural beech forest on Mt. Karimata, Kyushu. Bulletin of the Forestry & Forest Products Research Institute. 5(3). SEP 2006. 243-247.
Tassin, J. & Rivi�re, J-N. 2001. The potential role of Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea on germination of invasive alien plants on Reunion Island (Indian Ocean). Alauda, 69, 381-385.
Summary: Cet article discute du r�le du Leiothrix jaune dans la favorisation de la germination de graines de diff�rentes plantes envahissantes.
Tojo, H. & Nakamura, S. 2004. Breeding density of exotic Redbilled Leiothrix and native bird species on Mt. Tsukuba, central Japan. Ornithol. Sci. 3: 23�32.
Yoshino, Tomoo; Sasaki, Hitoshi; Asakawa, Mitsuhiko; Kawakami, Kazuto; Miyamoto, Kenji, 2003. A parasitological survey of Hwamei Garrulax canorus and Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea (Passeriforms: Terimiidae). Japanese Journal of Ornithology. 52(1). July 2003. 39-42.
Contact
The following 2 contacts offer information an advice on Leiothrix lutea
Lecorre,
Matthieu
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Organization:
Universit� de la R�union
Address:
Laboratoire d Ecologie marine (ECOMAR)-Facult� des Sciences et Technologies-Universit� de la R�union- BP 7151. Saint Denis. R�union
Phone:
0262.93.86.86
Fax:
Triolo,
Julien
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Organization:
Office National des For�ts
Address:
ONF. Domaine Forestier de la Providence, 97488 Saint Denis cedex
Phone:
692345283
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