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Indian Pitta

Pitta brachyura (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Indian pitta is a passerine bird native to the Indian subcontinent. It inhabits scrub jungle, deciduous and dense evergreen forest. It breeds in the forests of the Himalayas, hills of central and western India, and migrates to other parts of the peninsula in winter. Although very colourful, it is usually shy and hidden in the undergrowth where it picks insects on the forest floor. It has a distinctive two note whistling call which is heard at dawn and dusk. It is listed as least concern on the IUCN Red List as the population is considered large. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.158

Protonym:
  Corvus brachyurus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42946354


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  DE63114FF792FC2D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DE63114F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DE63114F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 562223

Geographic range:

  • Pitta brachyura: Widespread Indian subcontinent
English:
Indian Pitta
Catalan:
pita de l'Índia
Czech:
pita devítibarvá
Danish:
Indisk Pitta
German:
Bengalenpitta
Spanish:
Pita India
Spanish (Spain):
Pita India
Finnish:
bengalinpitta
French:
Brève du Bengale
Croatian:
indijska pita
Hungarian:
barnasapkás pitta
Icelandic:
Blápjátra
Italian:
Pitta indiana
Japanese (romaji):
indoyairochou
Japanese:
インドヤイロチョウ
Lithuanian:
Bengalinė pita
Dutch:
Negenkleurige Pitta
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Indiapitta
Norwegian:
Indiapitta
Polish:
kurtaczek bengalski
Portuguese:
Pita-da-índia
Russian:
Индийская питта
Slovak:
pita pestrá
Serbian:
Indijska pita
Swedish:
indisk juveltrast
Ukrainian:
Піта короткохвоста
Chinese:
印度八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional):
印度藍翅八色鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
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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):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Brève du Bengale ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Brève du Bengale ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue-winged Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Pitta brachyura [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Pitta brachyura [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Pitta brachyura [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Indian Pitta ( Pitta brachyura) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pitta brachyura [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pitta brachyura [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Indiese pitta
Azerbaijani: göyqanad pitta
Bengali: দেশি শুমচা
Catalan: pita de l'Índia
Czech: Pita devítibarvá
Welsh: Pita adeinlas
Danish: Indisk Pitta
German: Bengalenpitta, Neunfarbenpitta
English: Bengal Pitta, Blue-winged Pitta, Fairy Pitta, Green-winged Pitta, Indian Pitta
English, HBW: Indian Pitta
English (IOC): Indian Pitta
English (United States): Indian Pitta
Esperanto: Kurtvosta pito, Mallongvosta pito
Spanish: Pita de Alas Azules, Pita India
Spanish (Spain): Pita India
Spanish (HBW): Indian Pitta
Estonian: koidupita
Finnish: Bengalinpitta
French: Brève à ailes bleues, Brève du Bengale
Frisian: Yndyske pitta
Galician: Pita da India
Croatian: indijska pita
Hungarian: barnasapkás pitta
Indonesian: Paok
Icelandic: Blápjátra
Italian: Pitta indiana
Japanese (romaji): indoyairochou
Japanese: インドヤイロチョウ
Korean: 팔색조
Kirghiz: көк канат питта
Scientific: Corvus [] brachyurus, Corvus brachyurus, Myothera multicolor, Pitta (Brachyurus) leucoptera, Pitta brachyura, Pitta brachyura beryllofulgens, Pitta brachyura pulchra, Tardus Triostegus, Turdus (malacensis), Turdus coronatus
Lithuanian: Bengalinė pita, Indijos pita
Malayalam: കാവി
Marathi: नवरंग
Nepali: गाजले पिट्टा
Dutch: Negenkleurige Pitta
Norwegian Nynorsk: Indiapitta
Norwegian: Indiapitta
Polish: kurtaczek bengalski, Kutaczek bengalski
Portuguese: Pita-da-índia
Portuguese (Portugal): pita-indiana
Russian: Индийская питта, Синекрылая питта
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Avichchiya
Slovak: Pita pestrá
Serbian: Indijska pita
Swedish: indisk juveltrast, Indisk pitta, Kinesisk pitta
Tamil: தோட்டக்கள்ளன்
Turkish: Hint pitası, Hint pittası
Ukrainian: Піта короткохвоста
Chinese: 印度八色鸫, 蓝翅八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 印度藍翅八色鳥

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