Blue-winged Pitta
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Blue-winged Pitta with bands on its legs
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pittidae
Genus: Pitta
Species: P. moluccensis
Binomial name
Pitta moluccensis
(Müller, 1776)

Other names


The pitta is about 16–19 cm (6.3–7.5 in) long.

It has a whitish throat with buff-brown sides to crown and a black streak down the center. Pale orange body with bright green wings. A cobalt-blue on shoulders and rump with a pinkish red mark in the underparts. When in flight, it has a white "window" in wings.[2]

Similar species

Similar to the Noisy Pitta.[2]






Widespread from South to South-east Asia. Winter migrants to Borneo, Java, Sumatra. Also present in northwestern regions of Australia.

Found typically in rainforests, mangroves and native gardens.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Pizzey, Graham (2012). The Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia. HarperCollinsPublishers. ISBN 9780732291938. 

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