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About the Hooded Pitta

The Hooded Pitta is a passerine that lives in eastern and southeastern Asia. Their preferred habitat is typically forest and woodland or cultivated land (farms and plantations) adjacent to forest. They eat insects, worms, snails and berries. Both parents contribute to caring for eggs and raising hatchlings. They are widespread in their natural range and have a conservation status of 'least threatened.'

Although they are ground foragers and nesters, they have strong flight. Like other pittas, they are stocky with short tails. Hooded Pittas are named for their dark heads, which contrast with their colorful body plumage.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 March 2010
Scientific Name Pitta sordida
  • Passeriformes
  • Pittidae
  • Pitta
  • P. sordida
Birdorable Family Trogons, Cotingas & Compadres
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 November 2016)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
6 to 7.5 inches
1.5 to 2.5 ounces
Range Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia

International Names

  • Pita Kápová (Czech)
  • Kappepitta (Danish)
  • Kappitta (Dutch)
  • Huppupitta (Finnish)
  • Brève à Capuchon (French)
  • Kappenpitta (German)
  • Pitta dal Cappuccio (Italian)
  • ズグロヤイロチョウ[Zuguroyairochou] (Japanese)
  • Hettepitta (Norwegian)
  • Kurtaczek Kapturowy (Polish)
  • Черноголовая питта (Russian)
  • Pita Encapuchada (Spanish)

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