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Noisy Pitta
Pitta versicolor

This colourful ground-dweller generally inhabits rainforests, although it can be found in drier woodlands or scrubby areas. Despite its bright colouration, the bird is surprisingly hard to spot although its presence is revealed by its characteristic call which sounds like ‘walk to work’! Pittas often use a stone as an ‘anvil’ to crack snail shells open.

Distribution: east coast of Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Conservation status: Least Concern
Evolutionary distinctiveness: Low

Details

  • Title: Noisy Pitta
  • Publisher: Australian Museum
  • Rights: Australian Museum

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