Blue-banded Pitta With Bright Red Color And Gleaming Blue Necklace-The Highness Of The World

jewel of Borneo Blue-banded Pitta

Despite the highness of the birds’ world, we can’t ignore the dazzling look of the Blue-banded pitta.

The Blue-Banded Pitta has a bright red colored body and a gleaming blue necklace on its neck. This is also called the “jewel of Borneo” and it truly justifies the name. 

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Blue-banded pitta belongs to the Pittidae family and is most likely to be found in Asia (mainly the regions of Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia) Australia, and Africa. 

The most unusual thing about these Blue-banded pittas is that the females are as bright as the males. While males must have intense colors to attract females. The only color difference between the male and female is the color under the area of the wings and around the tail.

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jewel of Borneo Blue-banded Pitta

The bird feeds on insects, snails, and similar invertebrates. The Blue-banded birds lay up to 6 eggs at a time in large nests built in the trees, shrubs, or sometimes on the ground.

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The blue-banded Pit is also known as the ‘jewel of Borneo’ and the scientific name of the bird is Erythropitta Arquata.

Scientists are still discovering their social behavior patterns because they are barely spotted in the wild. 

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Have a dazzling look at the “jewel of Borneo”.

jewel of Borneo Blue-banded Pitta

The breeding season of Pitta Birds

The breeding season of Pitta birds lasts from January to September (with a peak from March to August). 

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It is native to the island of Borneo.

Blue-banded Pitta is shy!

The Pitta bird is shy, and that’s why they are not being studied in detail yet. Sometimes they act very surprisingly, like making noise without calling to communicate and using non-vocal sounds with wings or soft knocks on wood.

Their habitat is in the hilly and tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests.

Look at the bluish-silver shimmering necklace.

jewel of Borneo Blue-banded Pitta

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Dark Blue bill with light bluish-gray feathers.

The Most Fascinating Look ever!

However, it seems very disappointing that the bird is shy and hard to find but on the other hand staying away from human interruption is what helps them most to become large in numbers. Birds play a crucial role in our environment, so it’s not necessary to spot them but their presence does matter a lot.

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