Blue-winged pitta

Blue-winged pitta - Pitta moluccensis
Blue-winged pitta – Pitta moluccensis
Common nameScientific name
Blue-winged pittaPitta moluccensis
OrderFamily
Passeriformes
Pittidae
SizeWeight
18–20 cm54–146 g 
DietRange
Many types of insects, variety of larvae, spiders, worms, snails and crustaceans.
Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos.
HabitatBreeding
Forest – Subtropical / Tropical Dry / Tropical Humid Lowland
April – August. Nest 15-25 cm long and 13-20 cm high and wide.
LifespanConservation status
4.2 yearsLeast concern
Blue winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) standing on the rock with earthworms in mouth for feeding its chicks. By noicherrybeans | Shutterstock.com
Blue winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) standing on the rock with earthworms in mouth for feeding its chicks. By noicherrybeans | Shutterstock.com

Bibliography:

  • Handbook of the birds of the world
  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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