Photo Of The Day – Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)

Hooded Pitta, Manas, Assam

Hooded Pitta, Manas, Assam

The Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is a beautiful passerine bird, common in eastern and southeastern Asia, photographed above in the thick woodlands of Manas National Park, Assam. They occupy forests and cultivated plantations. Both the male and female of the species look almost identical, and like other birds where there is no visible difference between the sexes, both parents contribute to the caring of the egg and young.

Contributed by: Ramachandra Urs

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