Order Passeriformes

Family Pittidae

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  • Small to medium-sized birds with strong bill, short to medium-short tail and long legs, many with colourful plumage.
  • Afrotropical, Oriental and Australasian Regions.
  • Forest.
  • 15-29 cm.
  • 3 genera, 48 species, 90 taxa.
  • 13 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Erritzoe, J. (2019). Pittas (Pittidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52298 on 11 December 2019).