Genus PITTA

Genus PITTA.

Pitta Vieill., Analyse, p. 42 (1816).

Type, Pitta brachyura Linn.

This genus differs from Anthocincla only in wanting aigrettes and in having a rather shorter bill.

Key to Species.

A. Lower plumage plain fulvous.
a. Tail brown tinged with green.
a1. Nape and hind neck blue………..P. nepalensis, p. 444.
a1. Nape and hind neck fulvous ………..P. oatesi, p. 446.
b. Tail blue………..P. caerulea, p. 447.
B. Lower plumage cross-barred.
c. Nape red, crown with a black coronal band………..P. cyanea, p. 448.
d. Nape ferruginous like the crown, no coronal band………..P. gurneyi, p. 458.
C. Lower plumage marked with brilliant crimson.
e. Breast and abdomen fulvous or buff.
c1. Under wing-coverts black.
a2. Culmen over 28 mm………..P. moluccensis, p. 450.
b2. Culmen under 22 mm………..P. megarhyncha, p. 452.
d1 Under wing-coverts with a large patch of white………..P. brachyura, p. 453.
f. Breast and abdomen all crimson ………..P. coocinea, p. 454.
g. Breast and abdomen green ………..P. cucullata, p. 4o5.
D. Lower plumage black………..P. gurneyi, p. 458.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus PITTA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
443
M_ID: 
12533
M_SN: 
Hydrornis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4243

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