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Blue-rumped pitta

In Thai: นกแต้วแล้วใหญ่หัวสีน้ำเงิน, nok taewlaew yai hua see namngoen

Binomial name: Pitta soror, Robert George Wardlaw Ramsay, 1881

The blue-rumped pitta (Hydrornis soror) is a species of bird in the family Pittidae. It is found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Taxonomy

The blue-rumped pitta was described by the English naturalist Robert George Wardlaw-Ramsay in 1881 from a specimen collected in Saigon, Cochinchina. He introduced the binomial name Pitta (Hydrornis) soror with Hydrornis as a subgenus. The specific epithet soror is Latin for "sister" (that is "closely related").

Five subspecies are recognised:

  • H. s. tonkinensis (Delacour, 1927) – south China and north Vietnam
  • H. s. douglasi (Ogilvie-Grant, 1910) – the island of Hainan (off southeast China)
  • H. s. petersi (Delacour, 1934) – central Laos and north central Vietnam
  • H. s. soror (Wardlaw-Ramsay, RG, 1881) – south Laos and central and south Vietnam
  • H. s. flynnstonei (Rozendaal, 1993) – east Thailand and south Cambodia

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกแต้วแล้วใหญ่หัวสีน้ำเงิน, nok taewlaew yai hua see namngoen

Subspecies

  • Pitta soror annamensis

  • Pitta soror soror, Robert George Wardlaw Ramsay, 1881

Synonyms

  • Hydrornis soror, Robert George Wardlaw Ramsay (1881)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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