In captivity, hooded pittas mix well with other species although they may be aggressive toward other pittas when breeding. Justification of Red List CategoryThis species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). [2] Statius Müller's description was based on a plate showing the "Merle des Philippines" published by Comte de Buffon in his Planches Enluminées D'Histoire Naturelle. It forages on the ground for insects and their larvae, and also eats berries. The hooded pitta (Pitta sordida) is a passerine bird in the family Pittidae. It is common in eastern and southeastern Asia and maritime Southeast Asia, where it lives in several types of forests as well as on plantations and other cultivated areas. Its diet consists of various insects (including their larvae), which they hunt on the ground, and berries. BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Pitta sordida. Discover (and save!) It breeds between February and August, the pair being strongly territorial and building their nest on the ground. Estimate Data quality; Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 12,300,000: Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 6,340,000: Number of locations The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). Summary; Text account; Data table and detailed info; Distribution map; Reference and further resources; Select View Summary; Text account; Data table and detailed info; Distribution map; Reference and further resources; Current view: Distribution map Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. It is a green bird with a black head and chestnut crown. They are highly territorial and their fluty double-noted whistle calls ("qweeek-qweeek") can be constantly heard from their territories, sometimes throughout the nights. [3][4] The species is now placed in the genus Pitta that was erected by the French ornithologist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot in 1816. 2003). [5] The specific epithet sordida is Latin for "shabby" or "dirty".[6]. The hooded pitta was described by the German zoologist Philipp Statius Müller in 1776 and given the binomial name Turdus sordidus. your own Pins on Pinterest May 2, 2019 - This Pin was discovered by Mason. 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos.Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain. Western Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida. Population justificationThe global population size has not been quantified. The hooded pitta (Pitta sordida) is a passerine bird in the family Pittidae. Downloaded from Justification of Red List Category This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). It forages on the ground for insects and their larvae, and also eats berries. It breeds between February and August, the pair being strongly territorialand building their nest on the ground. http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020. In London Zoo they are kept in a large walk-through aviary in the restored Blackburn Pavilion bird house, while at the Durrell Wildlife Park they are in a large walk-through exhibit with birds such as Palawan peacock-pheasants and white-rumped shamas.