Species of Thailand
Thai: นกแต้วแล้วแดงมลายู, nok taewlaew daeng Malayu
Binomial name: Pitta granatina, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1830
The garnet pitta (Erythropitta granatina) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The form occurring in the Malaysian state of Sabah has been split as the black-headed pitta or black-crowned pitta Erythropitta ussheri (Gould 1877),
The garnet pitta is an insectivore, feeding mainly on ants, wood grubs, cockroaches, and beetles.
Pairs mate between March and August. A pair will lay a clutch of two eggs.
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- Pitta granatina
- Thai: นกแต้วแล้วแดงมลายู, nok taewlaew daeng Malayu
Pitta granatina coccinea, Thomas Campbell Eyton, 1839
Range: Malay Peninsula, South Peninsular Thailand, South Myanmar and Sumatra
Pitta granatina granatina, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1830
- Erythropitta granatina, Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1830)
- Pitta granatina
Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)
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- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Pitta granatina in Thailand
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