French: Brève de Gurney German: Gurneypitta Spanish: Pita de Gurney
A. O. Hume, 1875,
southern Tenasserim, Myanmar.
21 cm; 57–86 g. Male has black head, glossy ultramarine-blue central crown to nape; upperparts plain warm brown, longest uppertail-coverts and tail shining blue; chin... read more
Heard in Mar–Jun, a short, explosive “lilip”, female call shorter “llup... read more
Inhabits lowland semi-evergreen and secondary riverine rainforest dominated by dipterocarp trees... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of prey reported: annelid worms, many kinds of insects and their larvae, spiders, slugs and snails, and small frogs. Use of anvils... read more
Season late Apr–Oct, with peak in Jun. Domed nest 19–20 cm in diameter, with side entrance 10 cm × 7 cm, constructed of... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES I. Previously listed as Critically Endangered. Extremely rare and local. Considered common in S Myanmar (Tenasserim) in late 19th century, but not recorded... read more
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