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Rainbow Pitta

(Pitta iris)
Alternate name(s): "Black-breasted Pitta"
Size: 16-19 cm
Weight: 52-88 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Rainbow Pitta at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "iris"

ADULT

Near-frontal view of a Rainbow Pitta (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, August 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Rainbow Pitta (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2013]

Lateral view of a Rainbow Pitta (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2013]

Lateral view of a Rainbow Pitta (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, August 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Rainbow Pitta (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, August 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Rainbow Pitta foraging on the ground (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2013]

Dorsal view of a Rainbow Pitta (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, August 2018]

Behaviour

Rainbow Pittas spend a lot of time on the ground, but to mark their territory they use elevated perches
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Rainbow Pittas spend a lot of time on the ground, but to mark their territory they use elevated perches
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Food, Diet

Rainbow Pittas feed, amongst other things, on worms.

Lateral view of a Rainbow Pitta that has caught a worm (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

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