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Rainbow Pitta

Pitta iris Gould, 1842

The Rainbow Pitta (Pitta iris) is a bird with a velvet black head and underparts, green upperparts, pale blue shoulder and olive green tail. It has a black bill, pink legs, brown eye and reddish brown streak along each side of its crown. Both sexes are similar, with the female being slightly smaller and duller than the male. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Pittidae
Genus:
  Pitta

Scientific:
  Pitta iris

Citation:
  Gould, 1842

Reference:
  BirdsAustr. pt6 pl.9

Protonym:
  Pitta iris

Avibase ID:
  91D7118729751991

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/91D71187

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562233

Geographic range:

  • Pitta iris iris: N Australia (Arnhem Land, Melville I. and Groote Eylandt)
  • Pitta iris johnstoneiana: NW Western Australia (nw Kimberley region)
English:
Rainbow Pitta
Czech:
pita duhová
German:
Regenbogenpitta
Danish:
Regnbuepitta
Spanish:
Pita Arcoiris
Finnish:
mustepitta
French:
Brève iris
Italian:
Pitta iridata
Japanese:
munaguroyairochou
Japanese:
ムナグロヤイロチョウ
Dutch:
Regenboogpitta
Norwegian:
Irispitta
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Irispitta
Polish:
kurtaczek teczowy
Russian:
Радужная питта
Slovak:
pita dúhová
Swedish:
regnbågsjuveltrast
Ukrainian:
Піта австралійська
Chinese:
彩虹八色鸫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Brève iris ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Brève iris ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Pitta versicolor iris [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Pitta versicolor iris [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Rainbow Pitta ( Pitta iris) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pitta iris [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pitta iris [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Pitta [versicolor or iris] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms


Catalan: pita irisat
Czech: Pita duhová
Danish: Regnbuepitta
German: Regenbogenpitta, Regenbogen-Pitta
English: Black-breasted Pitta, Rainbow Pitta
English (IOC): Rainbow Pitta
Spanish: Pita Arco Iris, Pita Arcoiris
Spanish (Spain): Pita Arcoiris
Spanish (HBW): Rainbow Pitta
Estonian: mustpita
Finnish: Mustepitta
French: Brève iris
Hungarian: szivárványpitta
Italian: Pitta arcobaleno, Pitta iridata
Japanese: munaguroyairochou
Japanese: ムナグロヤイロチョウ
Scientific: Pitta iris, Pitta iris iris, Pitta versicolor iris
Lithuanian: Vaivorykštinė pita
Dutch: Regenboogpitta
Norwegian Nynorsk: Irispitta
Norwegian: Irispitta
Polish: kurtaczek teczowy, kurtaczek tęczowy
Russian: Радужная питта
Slovak: pita dúhová
Swedish: regnbågsjuveltrast, Regnbågspitta
Ukrainian: Піта австралійська
Chinese: 彩虹八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 彩虹八色鳥

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