Name: Hooded pitta
Scientific: Pitta sordida
Malay: Burung Pacat Hijau / Berlau Bertudung / Pacat Gembala Pelanduk
Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is a species of bird belonging to the family Pittidae. It is a small bird measuring around 16–19 cm. It has a black hood with brown crown and in contrast, it has a bright green mantle, breast, and upper belly. It also has a red lower belly and under tail coverts. The population distribute throughout the Oriental region, Australasia, which encompasses Myanmar and southern China through Southeast Asia and the Malay Peninsula. P. sordida is an uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor, south to Singapore. It forages on the forest floor and feeds on worms, insects, and other invertebrates. The population has declined rapidly due to habitat destruction and cage bird trade (IUCN, 2016).
Here are some photographs of the Hooded pitta, shot with my SONY a9 and the SEL200600G lens.
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