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Noisy Pitta

(Pitta versicolor)
Alternate name(s): "Dragoon-bird", "Anvil-bird", "Buff-breasted Pitta"
Size: 18-20 cm

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Noisy Pitta at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "versicolor"


Near-frontal view of a Noisy Pitta (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Mt Tamborine, Tamborine NP, QLD, August 2013]

Close-up lateral view of a Noisy Pitta
[Dorrigo NP, NSW, August 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a Noisy Pitta (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Glorious, QLD, March 2017]

Dorsal view of a Noisy Pitta, typical upright stance (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, QLD, May 2014]

Noisy Pitta foraging in leaf litter; note the iridescence of the turquoise feathers
[Iluka NR, NSW, May 2014]

Noisy Pitta taking a sunbath (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Mt Glorious NP, QLD, January 2013]


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

Noisy Pittas will usually call only during the breeding season.

noispit_20150328.mp3 NE NSW Territorial call (male)? © MD

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