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Blue pitta

Binomial name: Pitta cyanea (Edward Blyth, 1843)

The blue pitta (Hydrornis cyaneus) is a species of bird in the family Pittidae found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The species is closely related to the Indian Pitta and Mangrove Pitta, and ranges across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Videos of Blue pitta

  • Blue pitta (female) - Mae Wong National Park

    Blue pitta (female) - Mae Wong National Park

  • Blue pitta

    Blue pitta

  • Blue pitta (male)

    Blue pitta (male)

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pittidae
Genus
Pitta
Species
Pitta cyanea

Common names

  • Thai: นกแต้วแล้วสีน้ำเงิน

Subspecies

  • Pitta cyanea aurantiaca (Jean Théodore Delacour & Pierre Jabouille, 1928) - Cambodia and S/E Thailand
  • Pitta cyanea cyanea (Edward Blyth, 1843) - East Bangladesh, N/E India, South China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina
  • Pitta cyanea willoughbyi (Jean Théodore Delacour, 1926) - Central Laos, Vietnam

Synonyms

  • Hydrornis cyaneus, Edward Blyth (1843)

Blue pitta is found in following locations in Thailand

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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Blue Pitta

Blue Pitta

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Blue-pitta (female)

Blue-pitta (female)

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Range map of Pitta cyanea in Thailand

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