Family Pittas (Pittidae)

Endangered

Sangihe Pitta (Erythropitta caeruleitorques)


Taxonomy

French: Brève des Sangir German: Sangihe-Blaubrustpitta Spanish: Pita de las Sangihe
Taxonomy:

Pitta caeruleitorques

Salvadori

, 1876,

Petta, Sangihe Besar, Sangihe Islands

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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:

Sangihe Besar I.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Song, regularly repeated, is a long, drawn-out “wwaaaaaooop aaaaawwwwww”, the first note slightly... read more

Habitat

Forested habitats, including broadleaf hill forest, plantations, and narrow scrub-filled gulleys... read more

Food and feeding

Nothing known.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species, confined to a single island within the Sangihe and Talaud Endemic Bird Area, which is considered to be subject to the highest threat... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Sangihe Pitta (Erythropitta caeruleitorques). 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/1343562 on 10 December 2018).