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African or Green-breasted Pitta

Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi] (= Pitta angolensis) Vieillot, LJP 1816

The African pitta is an Afrotropical bird of the family Pittidae. It is a locally common to uncommon species, resident and migratory in the west, and an intra-African migrant between equatorial and southeastern Africa. They are elusive and hard to observe despite their brightly coloured plumage, and their loud, explosive calls are infrequently heard. The plump, somewhat thrush-like birds forage on leaf litter under the canopy of riparian or coastal forest and thickets, or in climax miombo forest. They spend much time during mornings and at dusk scratching in leaf litter or around termitaria, or may stand motionless for long periods. Following rains breeding birds call and display from the mid-canopy. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Pittidae
Genus:
   Pitta
Scientific:
  Pitta angolensis


Original description

Citation:
  Vieillot, LJP 1816

Reference:
   Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. nouv. éd. 4 p.356

Protonym:
  Pitta angolensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/21107566


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  90E5DB7ADE360142

Avibase ID:
  avibase-90E5DB7A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/90E5DB7A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 562220

Geographic range:

  • Pitta angolensis angolensis: Southwest Cameroon to Gabon, nw Angola and w Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Pitta angolensis pulih: Sierra Leone and se Guinea to w Cameroon
  • Pitta angolensis longipennis: Intratropical migrant (se Democratic Republic of the Congo to e South Africa)
  • Pitta reichenowi: Cameroon to n Gabon, sw CAR, Democratic Republic of the Congo and sw Uganda
English:
African or Green-breasted Pitta
French:
Brève d'Angola ou B. à poitrine verte


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African or Green-breasted Pitta ( Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi])
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Pitta ( Pitta angolensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Pitta ( Pitta angolensis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Pitta ( Pitta angolensis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Pitta angolensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Pitta angolensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Pitta angolensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Afrikaans: Angolapitta
Czech: pita africká, Pita angolská
Danish: Afrikansk Pitta
German: Angolapitta
English: African or Green-breasted Pitta, African Pitta
Esperanto: Angola pito
Spanish: Pita Angoleña
Estonian: aafrika pita
Finnish: Afrikanpitta
French: Brève d'Angola, Brève d'Angola ou B. à poitrine verte, Brève de l'Angola, Brève de l'Angola ou B. à poitrine verte
Hungarian: afrikai pitta
Italian: Pitta africana
Japanese (romaji): afurikayairochou
Japanese: アフリカヤイロチョウ
Scientific: Pitta [angolensis or reichenowi], Pitta angolensis, Pitta angolensis angolensis
Lithuanian: Angolinė pita
Dutch: Angolapitta, Angola-pitta
Norwegian: Praktpitta
Polish: kurtaczek angolski
Portuguese: Pita-de-angola
Russian: Ангольская питта
Slovak: pita plavoprsá
Swedish: Afrikansk pitta
Swahili: Hinabuluu
Ukrainian: Піта ангольська
Chinese: 非洲八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲八色鳥

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