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Pitta elegans Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Pittidae Family
19 cm Length
Tropical moist, swamp & dry forest, moist shrubland, degraded former forest, arable land. Up to 1,400 m. Range:- Island of Timor:- East Timor, Indonesia:- Greater Sundas:- Alor, Bali, Florès, Halmahera, Java, Kai islands, Lesser Sunda, Lombok, Maluka, Mollucas, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Roti Seram, Sula Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sumba, Sumbawa, Tanimbar Islands.

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2 - 3 eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Worms, snails, arthropods. Food  
3995 - TSN: 711721 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: pita ozdobná
Danish: Pragtpitta
German: Schmuckpitta
English: Elegant Pitta, Irene Pitta
Spanish: Pita Elegante
Estonian: hundpita
Finnish: Kaunopitta
French: Brève élégante
Indonesian: Paok, Paok Laus
Italian: Pitta elegante
Japanese: nodoguroyairochou
Japanese: ノドグロヤイロチョウ
Latin: Pitta elegans, Pitta elegans elegans
Dutch: Ornaatpitta
Norwegian: Elegantpitta
Polish: kurtaczek ozdobny
Russian: Элегантная питта
Slovak: pita pôvabná
Swedish: Praktpitta
Chinese: 华丽八色鸫

Pitta elegans
Pitta elegans concinna
Pitta elegans elegans
Pitta elegans everetti
Pitta elegans hutzi
Pitta elegans kalaoensis
Pitta elegans maria
Pitta elegans plesseni
Pitta elegans vigorsii
Pitta elegans virginalis

  • Pitta elegans elegans: Sangihe I., Sula Islands and Central Moluccas
  • Pitta elegans virginalis: Tanahjampea, Kalaotoa and Kalao islands (off Sulawesi)
  • Pitta elegans concinna: Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Adonara, Lomblen and Alor islands
  • Pitta elegans maria: Lesser Sundas (Sumba and S Flores)

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