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Blue-winged Pitta

Pitta moluccensis (Müller, PLS 1776)

The blue-winged pitta is a passerine bird in the family Pittidae and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with three other pittas, the Indian pitta, the fairy pitta and the mangrove pitta. A colourful bird, it has a black head with a buff stripe above the eye, a white collar, greenish upper parts, blue wings, buff underparts and a reddish vent area. Its range extends from India to Malaysia, Indonesia, southern China and the Philippines. Its habitat is moist woodland, parks and gardens and it avoids dense forest. It feeds mainly on insects and worms. It breeds in the spring, building an untidy spherical nest on the ground, often near water and between tree roots. A clutch of about five eggs is laid and incubated by both parents, hatching after about sixteen days. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Müller, PLS 1776)

Reference:
   Linné vollst. Natursyst. Suppl. Reg. Bd. Suppl. p.144

Protonym:
  Turdus Moluccensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/52710097


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  AA127B894EAD689E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-AA127B89

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/AA127B89


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 562237

Geographic range:

  • Pitta moluccensis: SE Asia to Borneo; winters to Gr. Sundas; vagrant to nw Australia
English:
Blue-winged Pitta
Catalan:
pita d'ales blaves
Czech:
pita modrokřídlá
Danish:
Blåvinget Pitta
German:
Blauflügelpitta
Spanish:
Pita Aliazul
Spanish (Spain):
Pita Aliazul
Finnish:
sateenkaaripitta
French:
Brève à ailes bleues
Croatian:
modrokrila pita
Hungarian:
kékszárnyú pitta
Italian:
Pitta aliblu
Japanese (romaji):
minamiyairochou
Japanese:
ミナミヤイロチョウ
Lithuanian:
Molukinė pita
Dutch:
Blauwvleugelpitta
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåvengpitta
Norwegian:
Blåvingepitta
Polish:
kurtaczek modroskrzydły
Portuguese:
pita-de-asa-azul
Russian:
Синекрылая питта
Slovak:
pita modrokrídla
Serbian:
Plavokrila pita
Swedish:
blåvingad juveltrast
Ukrainian:
Піта синьокрила
Chinese:
蓝翅八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional):
藍翅八色鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

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Azerbaijani: Molukka pittası
Catalan: pita d'ales blaves
Czech: pita modrokřídlá, Pita molucká
Danish: Blåvinget Pitta
German: Blauflügelpitta, Blauflügel-Pitta, Kleine Blauflügelpitta, Mangrovepitta, Neunfarbenpitta
English: Blue winged Pitta, Blue-winged Pitta, Lesser Blue-winged Pitta, Malay pitta, Moluccan Pitta
English, HBW: Blue-winged Pitta
English (IOC): Blue-winged Pitta
English (United States): Blue-winged Pitta
Esperanto: Malgranda bluflugila pito, Moluka pito
Spanish: Pita Aliazul, Pita de las Molucas
Spanish (Spain): Pita Aliazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-winged Pitta
Estonian: peegelpita
Finnish: Sateenkaaripitta
French: Brève à ailes bleues
Croatian: modrokrila pita
Hungarian: kékszárnyú pitta
Indonesian: Burung Paok Hujan, Paok hujan, Paok Maluku
Italian: Pitta aliblu, Pitta delle Molucche
Japanese (romaji): minami ya-iro-chō, minamiyairochou
Japanese: ミナミヤイロチョウ
Japanese (Kanji): 南八色鳥
Korean: 푸른날개팔색조
Kirghiz: Молукка питтасы
Scientific: Cervinipitta kimbleyensis, Corvus brachyurus madagascariensis, Pitta cyanoptera, Pitta fastosa, Pitta moluccensis, Pitta moluccensis lepta, Pitta moluccensis moluccensis, Turdus macrourus fasciatus, Turdus Moluccensis
Lithuanian: Molukinė pita
Malay: Burung Pacat Sayap Biru, Pacat Sayap Biru
Dutch: Blauwvleugelpitta
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåvengpitta
Norwegian: Båvingepitta, Blåvingepitta
Polish: kurtaczek modroskrzydly, kurtaczek modroskrzydły
Pinyin: lán-chì bā-sè-dōng
Portuguese: pita-de-asa-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): pita-d'asa-azul
Russian: Молуккская питта, Синекрылая питта
Slovak: pita modrokrídla
Serbian: Plavokrila pita
Swedish: blåvingad juveltrast, Blåvingad pitta
Thai: นกแต้วแร้วธรรมดา, นกแต้วแร้วป่า, นกแต้วแล้วธรรมดา, นกกอหลอ
Thai (Transliteration): nók koaa-lŏaa, nók tâeew-láeew tʰam-ma-daa, nók tâeew-ráeew pàa, nók tâeew-ráeew tʰam-ma-daa
Turkish: Mavi kanatlı pitta
Ukrainian: Піта синьокрила
Vietnamese: Chim Đuôi cụt cánh xanh, Đuôi cụt cánh xanh
Chinese: 紫藍翅八色鶇, 蓝翅八色鸫, 藍翅八色鶇, 马来八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 藍翅八色鳥, 藍翅八色鶇, 馬來藍翅八色鳥

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