French: Brève d’Elliot German: Streifenbauchpitta Spanish: Pita de Elliot
Other common names: Elliot's Pitta
Extreme E & SE Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
19–21 cm; 85–97 g. Male has top of head and nape blue-green, bluer on sides, broad black band from lores to nape; upperparts dark green, faintly tinged blue, tail... read more
Common call a cheerful trisyllabic whistle, “tu-wi-whil”, “per-ur,wu”,... read more
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forest with rich understorey, often on limestone; also secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Only termites (Isoptera), a 2-cm-long caterpillar and earthworms reported. Pecks at ground, turns over leaves; once seen repeatedly digging... read more
Season probably Apr–Jun, but very few records. Domed nest 18 × 24 × 20 cm, with side entrance and a “doormat” 13 × 12 cm, built of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Until 1926 was known only from two skins, and in period up to 1988 only few were reported; was thought to be very rare and,... read more
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