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Graceful Pitta

Graceful Pitta

Scientific name: Pitta venusta
sometimes split with the Malaysian Pitta ussheri
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pittidae

Also called: Black-headed Pitta, Black-crowned Pitta

The Graceful Pitta occurs in Malaysia and Indonesia. The Malaysian form is sometimes split as the Black-headed Pitta, Pitta ussheri, in which case the Graceful Pitta is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. They spend the majority of their time on wet forest floors, eating snails, insects and similar invertebrate prey.

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Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/25s f/5.0 at 145mm (EF 70-200mm + EF 1.4x TC) ISO 800 with Flash full exif

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Mary Williams 07-Jul-2006 17:46
Love your pictures but can't seem to get some of them such as this one. No picture comes up. Mary
Doug J09-Oct-2003 22:20
Thanks Steve.
steve 09-Oct-2003 12:55
Hi Doug, hope you're liking China. This would seem to be Black-headed Pitta (Pitta ussheri) rather than Graceful/Black-crowned Pitta (Pitta venusta).