Banded Pitta

It includes four subspecies, which can be divided into three main groups: The nominate subspecies from Java and Bali has a yellow eyebrow, underparts that are densely barred in yellowish and blackish-blue and a narrow blue band on the upper chest, irena and ripleyi from the Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra have a more orange eyebrow, a blue belly and a chest that is barred orange and dark bluish , and schwaneri from Borneo has a blue mid-belly and yellow flanks and chest densely barred with blackish. Females of all subspecies are significantly duller than the males. There are also vocal differences between some of the subspecies.

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The Banded Pitta is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Banded Pitta (Pitta guajana) that he encountered in Danum Valley in Sabah, Malaysia recently (left). Dr Chua recounts: “A Banded Pitta was peacefully asleep with its head beneath its wing. It was perched on a small branch at chest level perhaps to avoid snakes and other animals whose presence may cause the branch to move or vibrate. I have not seen such brilliant colours and never at such close-up. And it was so tempting to capture such an exquisite bird. More

The Banded Pitta, Pitta guajana, is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in forest in the Thai-Malay Peninsula and the Greater Sundas (except Sulawesi). More

Pitta & a Banded Pitta), hoopoes (check this ... Recent Literature: ...(3265 Cattle Egrets were banded as nestlings ... age and breeding cycle are described, with notes on molt.) MKM Measurements of the Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor in ... Bird List: 616/154 Buff-spotted Woodpecker - C. nivosa 617/154 Fine-banded Woodpecker - C ... Smithornis capensis PITTIDAE Pittas 652/158 African Pitta - Pitta angoensis 653 ... More

Banded Pitta! We saw a lot of interesting and unique birds actually. Check out the birding trip report. March 2010 Khao Sok - March 27th We saw a Helmeted Hornbill fairly close-up, a Wallace's Hawk-Eagle, a Stork-billed Kingfisher and a couple of Streaked Wren-babblers. Phuket - March 7thCommon Buzzard image Mr. Lars Michael Neilson saw a Common Buzzard in the Kata Beach area of Phuket. This is NOT a common bird for Phuket. More

The Banded Pitta is native from Peninsular Thailand to Malaysia. In Indonesia, it is found in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java and Bali. Books: Pittas of the World For backyard feeders: try Birds-Out-Back. Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 1/100s f/5.6 at 160.0mm iso400 with flash (1.4TC) full exif other sizes: small medium original previous | next Posting to a public website does not imply public domain. More

Banded Pitta is one of the most beautiful species in Thailand and is confined to forest up to 610 metres in the southern peninsula. Never an easy species to find, most sightings of Banded Pitta in Thailand are from Khao Nor Chu Chi which has more to do with the number of visitors to this location than its abundance. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pittidae
Genus : Pitta
Species : guajana
Authority : (Müller, 1776)