Species of Thailand
Thai: นกแต้วแล้วอกเขียว, nok taewlaew ok khiew
Binomial name: Pitta sordida, Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller, 1776
The hooded pitta (Pitta sordida) is a passerine bird. It is common in eastern and southeastern Asia and maritime Southeast Asia, where it lives in different types of forests as well as on plantations and other cultivated areas.
Hooded pittas can reach a length of 16 to 19 cm and a weight of 42 to 70 g. Their diet consists of various insects (including their larvae), which they hunt on the ground, and berries. In the breeding period, which lasts from February to August, they build nests on the ground; both parent take care of the eggs and the fledglings. They are highly territorial and their fluty double-noted whistle calls ("qweeek-qweeek") can be constantly heard from their territories, sometimes throughout the nights.
In captivity, hooded pittas mix well with other species although they may be aggressive toward other pittas when breeding. In London Zoo they are kept in a large walk-through aviary in the restored Blackburn Pavilion bird house, while at the Durrell Wildlife Park they are in a large walk-through exhibit with birds such as Palawan peacock-pheasants and white-rumped shamas.
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Videos of Hooded pitta
- Pitta sordida
- Thai: นกแต้วแล้วอกเขียว, nok taewlaew ok khiew
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Bang Lang National Park
- Bang Phra Non-hunting Area
- Bang Pu Recreation Centre
- Bangkok Province
- Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Khao Banthad Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Laem National Park
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Klaeng District, Rayong
- Kromluang Chumphon Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kui Buri National Park
- Mu Ko Surin National Park
- Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
- Pang Sida National Park
- Phu Toei National Park
- Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom
- San Kala Khiri National Park
- Sri Phang-nga National Park
- Sukhirin District, Narathiwat
- Thale Ban National Park
Range map of Pitta sordida in Thailand
Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.
Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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