The Gorgeous Hooded Pitta, Wearing A Metallic Green-Blue Coat

Gorgeous Hooded Pitta

Whenever we see something extremely beautiful, we immediately pick out our smartphone or camera to capture that thing. It feels like we are capturing that moment with our camera. And you all know what the most exciting thing about it is, we can recall that moment again, anytime. 

Hooded Pitta is scientifically named the Pitta sordida and belongs to the Pittidae family. It is endemic in Eastern and Southeastern Asia. It is a green-blue bird with a black head and chestnut brown crown on its head.

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Hooded Pitta lives in several types of forests as well as on plantations and other cultivated areas. It is a small bird, typically sizes 6.3 to 7.5 inches, and weighs up to 70 grams. 

Let’s learn more about this fancy bird.

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Look at this Hooded Pitta displaying its fancy metallic Green-blue Coat.

 Gorgeous Hooded Pitta

Don’t you think green and blue make a heart-conquering combination? Hooded Pitta has a natural metallic green-blue coat that can make you feel envious.

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They are commonly found throughout eastern and southeastern regions of Asia including the countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, etc.

Unlike other bird species, both males and females have vibrantly colored bodies.

Both males and females Hooded pitta has vibrant colors. They have a black head and the same color bill with a chestnut crown over their head. The color of their plumage is metallic green and blue like they are wearing a fancy coat. They have red striking feathers on their gape and bright blue wash on their wings. 

 Gorgeous Hooded Pitta

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Aren’t they super fancy?

Hooded Pitta breeds between February and August.

They build their nests on the ground.

 Gorgeous Hooded Pitta nest

Hooded Pittas are highly territorial. 

Both males and females collaborate to nurture their young ones.

It is amazing and inspiring at the same time that both parents incubate eggs and take care of the fledglings.

They love to eat a variety of insects including their larvae and eat berries also.

Hooded Pitta birds forage on the ground for insects and their larvae. 

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 Gorgeous Hooded Pitta eating insect

They produce pleasant whistle calls.

Their fluty “qweek-qweek” whistle calls can be constantly heard, even sometimes throughout the nights.

However, IUCN has evaluated them as the least concern species, but they are still under threat due to ongoing loss of habitat and the illegal pet trade, which is resulting in a reduction in their population. 

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I hope you have an amazing experience spotting this green-blue bird alongside its territory.

 

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