Data for:
World
List:

Passeriformes > Pittidae

Giant Pitta

Hydrornis caeruleus

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

Extremely elusive and rarely-seen ground-dweller; listen instead for its haunting whistle. If seen, overall size and chunkiness alone should be sufficient to distinguish this species from other pittas. Male has bright blue wings and a grayish head with a thin black line curving downwards from behind the eye. Female is browner overall, with a blue rump and warm rufous-brown wings. Rare in lowland and foothill forests, particularly in swampy or riparian areas.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all
Giant Pitta

Birds of the World

Birds of the World logo

Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families.

Explore Giant Pitta