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Pitta angolensis Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Pittidae Family
 20 cm Length
Tropical moist forest, dry forest, moist shrubland, wetlands, marshes, bogs. Below 1,000 m.  Range:- Angola, Burundi Cameroon, Central African Republic,  Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi,Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa,L- Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal, impopo Province,) Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia Zimbabwe,

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2 - 4 White - pale cream eggs, spotted with light & dark grey. incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Worms, snails, arthropods, molluscs. Food  
3989TSN: 562220 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Afrikaans: Angolapitta
Czech: pita africká, Pita angolská
Danish: Afrikansk Pitta
German: Angola Pitta, Angolapitta
English: African Pitta, Angola Pitta, Angolan Pitta
Spanish: Pita Africana, Pita Angoleña
Estonian: aafrika pita
Finnish: Afrikanpitta
French: Brève à poitrine fauve, Brève d'Angola, Brève de l'Angola
Hungarian: afrikai pitta
Italian: Pitta africana
Japanese: afurikayairochou
Japanese: アフリカヤイロチョウ
Latin: Pitta angolensis
Dutch: Angolapitta, Angola-pitta
Norwegian: Praktpitta
Polish: kurtaczek angolski
Portuguese: Pita-de-angola
Russian: Ангольская питта
Slovak: pita plavoprsá
Swedish: Afrikansk pitta
Swahili: Hinabuluu
Chinese: 非洲八色鸫

Pitta angolensis
Pitta angolensis angolensis
Pitta angolensis longipennis
Pitta angolensis pulih
Pitta angolensis reichenowi

  • Pitta angolensis angolensis: Southwest Cameroon to Gabon, NW Angola and W Zaire
  • Pitta angolensis pulih: Sierra Leone and SE Guinea to W Cameroon
  • Pitta angolensis longipennis: Intratropical migrant (SE Zaire to E South Africa)


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