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Banded Pitta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Eurylaimides
Family: Pittidae
Genus: Hydrornis
Blyth, 1843
  • Hydrornis phayrei
  • Hydrornis caerulea
  • Hydrornis nipalensis
  • Hydrornis oatesi
  • Hydrornis soror
  • Hydrornis schneideri
  • Hydrornis cyanea
  • Hydrornis elliotii
  • Hydrornis gurneyi
  • Hydrornis baudii
  • Hydrornis guajana
  • Hydrornis irena
  • Hydrornis schwaneri

Hydrornis is a genus of pitta. The genus contains eleven to thirteen species, found in South-east Asia. The genus was formerly merged with the large genus Pitta, but a 2009 study split the family into three genera.[1]



  1. ^ Irestedt, M., Ohlson, J. I., Zuccon, D., Källersjö, M. & Ericson, P. G. P. (2006). "Nuclear DNA from old collections of avian study skins reveals the evolutionary history of the Old World suboscines (Aves: Passeriformes)" (PDF). Zoologica Scripta. 35: 567–580. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2006.00249.x. 

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