Family Pittas (Pittidae)

Data Deficient

Louisiade Pitta (Erythropitta meeki)


Taxonomy

French: Brève des Louisiade German: Louisade-Blaubrustpitta Spanish: Pita de las Luisiadas
Taxonomy:

Pitta meeki

Rothschild

, 1898,

Rossel Island

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Formerly considered conspecific with E. erythrogaster (which see); split of present species is supported by its morphological distinctiveness#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Louisiade Archipelago (Rossel I).

Descriptive notes

16–18 cm. Typical member of the E. erythrogaster species complex; differs from E. erythrogaster sensu stricto by its lack of blackish-brown lateral crown-... read more

Voice

No specific information, but there is no evidence that its vocalizations differ from those of E... read more

Habitat

Forested areas, including second growth, but very few details.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

Nothing known.

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently listed as Data Deficient. Restricted-range species confined to the smallest of the main islands within the Louisiade archipelago Endemic... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Louisiade Pitta (Erythropitta meeki). 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/1343569 on 21 November 2018).