Pitta sordida mulleri
English : Hooded pitta
French : Brève à capuchon
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pittidae
Notes : 11 other subspecies known
Adults can grow to 19 cm for a weight of 80.4 g. Upright roundish body with large head, grey legs. This subspecies has head entirely black, bright green plumage with light blue-white wing patch and large red area from vent to belly.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in south Thailand, north Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Java. Species founds from north India and Nepal to Indonesia and Philippines. Lives in forests, especially riverine forests, old gardens and plantations, to 1000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is widespread and locally common. Some populations (Java, India …) are declining because of habitat loss.
Ex-Situ Programs :SSP in America, ESB in Europe
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