Pitta versicolour

Pitta versicolour

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(Noisy Pitta)

FAMILY

Pittidae

Species

Pitta versicolor

Common name

Noisy Pitta

Main colour

Green

Distinctive feature

Green back, very short tail; size 17-21 cm long

Campus

Cairns

Description

This small bird is commonly found in tropical and subtropical rainforest or associated areas, where it may be seen hopping over leaf litter on the rainforest floor. Easily recognized by the very short green tail, green back and shoulders with buff to yellowish underparts. The head and throat are black, crown chestnut with black. Legs and feet pink, eyes black, bill black.