Hooded Pitta

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 26 March 2010
Scientific Name
Pitta sordida
  • Passeriformes
  • Pittidae
  • Pitta
  • P. sordida
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 16 November 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
6 to 7.5 inches
1.5 to 2.5 ounces

Range

International Names

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