Superb Pitta

The Superb Pitta is distributed and endemic to primary and secondary forests of the Manus Island of Papua New Guinea. As with other pittas, it is a secretive and rarely seen terrestrial bird. The diet consists mainly of snails.

The Superb Pitta is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Superb Pitta, Pitta superba, is a large pitta, approximately 22cm long. It has black plumage with turquoise blue wings, a scarlet belly and green-tipped secondaries. Both sexes are almost similar. The female is a slightly smaller and duller than the male. The Superb Pitta is distributed and endemic to primary and secondary forests of the Manus Island of Papua New Guinea. As with other pittas, it is a secretive and rarely seen terrestrial bird. The diet consists mainly of snails. More

the Superb Pitta is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Pitta superba. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 6 May 2006. More

this is the Superb Pitta, which breeds almost year round, as the island of Manus which it breeds on remains wet all year. The courtship behaviours of the family are poorly known, but the elaborate dance of the African Pitta includes jumping into the air with a puffed out breast and parachuting down back down to the perch. The pittas build a rudimentary nest that is a dome with a side entrance. More

Superb Pitta, PNG, Manus Island 23 July 2008 © jon hornbuckle Send this as a postcard Superb Pitta - Showing Records 1 through 4 of 4 Total Records More

the Superb Pitta is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superb_Pitta The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL. Copyright Info AnimmalPicturesArchive.com does not have the copyright for this image. More

the superb pitta (Pitta superba), which apparently nests throughout the year on the island of Manus. In most species there are relatively few unique displays prior to copulation, and most pittas probably are monogamous. However, the African pitta performs a unique display prior to the breeding season. During display bouts, this species repeatedly jumps about 10 in (25 cm) into the air, parachuting back to the perch with several shallow wing-beats. More

and wonderful Southern Crowned Pigeons at Kiunga, Superb Pitta on Manus, Meyer More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pittidae
Genus : Pitta
Species : superba
Authority : Rothschild and Hartert, 1914
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