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Pitta sordida Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Pittidae Family
16.5 - 19 cm Length
Tropical lowland montane moist, swamp forest. dry forest, shrubland, savanna, degraded former forest, grassland, wetlands, marshes, bogs, rocky areas, often near water, pastureland, arable land, plantations urban areas, gardens. Below Between Up to  Range:- Endemic to

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3 - 5 eggs, incubation  & care by both parents 16 days, fledging 15 days. Clutch
Worms, snails, arthropods. Food  
3979 - TSN: 562244 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

AKA:- Cebuano: wowha
Czech: pita kápová, Pita kápovitá
Danish: Kappepitta
German: Kappenpitta, Kappen-Pitta
English: Black-headed Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Hooded Pitta, Hooded Pitta [Hooded]
Spanish: Pita Encapuchada
Estonian: karbuspita
Finnish: Huppupitta
French: Brčve ŕ capuchon
Hungarian: kucsmás pitta
Indonesian: Paok hijau, Paok topi
Italian: Pitta dal cappuccio, Pitta monaca
Japanese: Zuguro-yairocho, zuguroyairochou, Zuguro-yairochou
Japanese: ズグロヤイロチョウ
Latin: Pitta sordida, Pitta sordida [sordida], Pitta sordida sordida
Malay: B. Pacat Gembala Pelanduk, Burung Pacat Hijau, Pacat Gembala Pelandok
Dutch: Kappitta
Norwegian: Hettepitta
Polish: kurtaczek kapturowy
Portuguese: Pita-de-capuz
Russian: Черноголовая питта
Slovak: Pita tmavohlavá
Swedish: Svarthuvad pitta
Thai: นกแต้วแล้วอกเขียว
Chinese: 绿胸八色鸫

Pitta sordida
Pitta sordida abbotti
Pitta sordida bangkana
Pitta sordida cucullata
Pitta sordida forsteni
Pitta sordida goodfellowi
Pitta sordida hebetior
Pitta sordida mefoorana
Pitta sordida muelleri
Pitta sordida mulleri
Pitta sordida novaeguineae
Pitta sordida palawanensis
Pitta sordida rosenbergii
Pitta sordida sanghirana
Pitta sordida sordida

  • Pitta sordida sordida: Philippine Islands (except Palawan group)
  • Pitta sordida palawanensis: W Philippines (Palawan, Culion, Balabac, Calauit and Busuanga)
  • Pitta sordida cucullata: Foothills of n India to s China (Yunnan) and Indochina
  • Pitta sordida abbotti: Nicobar Islands
  • Pitta sordida mulleri: Extreme s Thailand, n Malay Pen., Greater Sundas and w Sulu Is.
  • Pitta sordida bangkana: Bangka and Belitung islands (off Sumatra)
  • Pitta sordida sanghirana: Sangihe I. (ne of Sulawesi)
  • Pitta sordida forsteni: N Sulawesi (Minahassa Peninsula)
  • Pitta sordida mefoorana: Numfor I. (off nw New Guinea)
  • Pitta sordida rosenbergii: Biak I. (off nw New Guinea)
  • Pitta sordida novaeguineae: W Papuan islands, New Guinea and Karkar I.
  • Pitta sordida goodfellowi: Aru Islands (off s New Guinea)


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