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Blue Pitta

Hydrornis cyaneus (Blyth, E 1843)

The blue pitta is a species of bird in the family Pittidae found in the northeastern Indian subcontinent, southern China, and Indochina. It typically lives in moist forests but can also inhabit dry forest. It is an unobtrusive, solitary bird which feeds by foraging on the ground for insects and other small invertebrates. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Pittidae
Genus:
   Hydrornis
Scientific:
  Hydrornis cyaneus


Original description

Citation:
  (Blyth, E 1843)

Reference:
   J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 12 p.1008

Protonym:
  Pitta cyanea

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40060997


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  37815E0C0825B6EC

Avibase ID:
  avibase-37815E0C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/37815E0C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 562225

Geographic range:

  • Hydrornis cyaneus cyaneus: E Bangladesh, ne India, s China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina
  • Hydrornis cyaneus aurantiacus: Mts. of sw Cambodia and se Thailand
  • Hydrornis cyaneus willoughbyi: Mts. of c Laos to s Annam
English:
Blue Pitta
Catalan:
pita blau
Czech:
pita azurová
Danish:
Rødnakket Pitta
German:
Blaupitta
Spanish:
Pita Azul
Spanish (Spain):
Pita Azul
Finnish:
safiiripitta
French:
Brève bleue
Croatian:
plavoleđa pita
Hungarian:
kék pitta
Italian:
Pitta blu
Japanese (romaji):
ruriyairochou
Japanese:
ルリヤイロチョウ
Lithuanian:
Mėlynoji pita
Dutch:
Blauwe Pitta
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåpitta
Norwegian:
Blåpitta
Polish:
kurtaczek niebieski
Portuguese:
pita-azul
Russian:
Голубая питта
Slovak:
pita modrá
Serbian:
Plava pita
Swedish:
blå juveltrast
Ukrainian:
Піта синя
Chinese:
蓝八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional):
藍八色鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Brève bleue ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Brève bleue ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyanea) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyanea) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyanea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Pitta cyanea [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Pitta cyanea [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Pitta cyanea [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Blue Pitta ( Pitta cyanea) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Blue Pitta ( Hydrornis cyaneus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pitta cyanea [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hydrornis cyaneus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: göy pitta
Bengali: নীল শুমচা
Catalan: pita blau
Czech: Pita azurová
Danish: Rødnakket Pitta
German: Blaupitta, Blau-Pitta, Fleckenbrustpitta, Riesenpitta
English: Blue Pitta, Lesser Blue Pitta
English, HBW: Blue Pitta
English (IOC): Blue Pitta
English (United States): Blue Pitta
Esperanto: Cejana pito
Spanish: Pita Azul
Spanish (Spain): Pita Azul
Spanish (HBW): Blue Pitta
Estonian: sinipita
Finnish: Safiiripitta
French: Brève bleue
Croatian: plavoleđa pita
Hungarian: kék pitta
Italian: Pitta blu
Japanese (romaji): ruri ya-iro-chō, ruriyairochou
Japanese: ルリヤイロチョウ
Japanese (Kanji): 琉璃八色鳥, 瑠璃八色鳥
Kirghiz: көк питта
Scientific: Hydrornis cyanea, Hydrornis cyaneus, Pitta cyanea, Pitta cyanea cyanea, Pitta cyanura
Lithuanian: Mėlynoji pita
Dutch: Blauwe Pitta
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåpitta
Norwegian: Blåpitta, Blåpittapitta
Polish: kurtaczek niebieski
Pinyin: lán bā-sè-dōng
Portuguese: pita-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): pita-azul
Russian: Голубая питта, Синяя питта
Slovak: pita modrá
Serbian: Plava pita
Swedish: blå juveltrast, Rödnackad pitta
Thai: นกแต้วแร้วสีน้ำเงิน, นกแต้วแล้วสีน้ำเงิน
Thai (Transliteration): nók tâeew-láeew sĭi-nám-ŋoen, nók tâeew-ráeew sĭi-nám-ŋoen
Turkish: Mavi pitta
Ukrainian: Піта синя
Vietnamese: Chim Đuôi cụt đầu đỏ, Đuôi cụt đầu đỏ
Chinese: 蓝八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 藍八色鳥, 藍八色鶇

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