Noisy Pitta

The Noisy Pitta has a bright orange belly and a black face with a brown head on top

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The Noisy Pitta is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

for the Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) - a local migrant that breeds roughly between the months of October to January. They migrate down from the mountain forests during winter to the coastal lowlands of Queensland State and into New South Wales. My first sighting of the Noisy Pitta came in 2004, on my first birding visit to a National Park. More

Noisy Pitta, at nest C04681 (Pitta versicolor) Lockhart River, Cape York, Queensland, Rated size A4 More

The Noisy Pitta, Pitta versicolor, is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It eats earthworms,insects and snails. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. More

The anvil of a Noisy Pitta, used to smash snails against in order to remove the shells Earthworms form the major part of the diet of pittas, followed by snails in order of importance. Earthworms may however become seasonally unavailable in dry conditions when the worms move deeper into the soil. In addition a wide range of invertebrate prey is eaten, including many insects groups such as termites, ants, beetles, true bugs, and lepidopterans; as well as centipedes, millipedes, and spiders. More

* Noisy Pitta, juvenile bird, Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia. More

Call/Song: The noisy pitta has a loud, tuneful whistle. Resembling the sound 'walk-to-work', the first note is low in pitch and the last is higher and slightly drawn out. This call is usually repeated twice. At night particularly, the noisy pitta will also give a single, mournful 'keow'. Sound: D. Stewart -used with permission Eastern coast of Australia, from the top of Cape York Penisula in Queensland down to the northern regions of Victoria. More

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The Noisy Pitta's nest is a work of art. They construct a large dome of sticks at base of buttressed tree. The nest often has a "doormat" of moist animal dung, usually Pademelon. Eggs Three whitish blotched. More

The Noisy Pitta bounces around on the rainforest floor looking for leeches and snails to eat. It has a creamy breast but bright orange belly, a black mask with chocolate brown cap and, when it flies, brilliant turquoise on its wings and tail and sudden white wing spots. It builds an intricate domed nest at the base of a tree for its four eggs. It gets the name "noisy" because it call is one of the main sounds of the rainforest. More

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strikingly coloured birds as Noisy Pittas blend in with their rainforest habitat. The nemesis of many birdwatchers, their repeated "walk to work" songs (listen on sound page) echo through eastern Australian rainforests in spring and early summer, a constant reminder of their presence. They are fairly shy and except for a few determined birdwatchers, few people ever see them although there are the odd locations where they have become used to humans (see pic. 352207). More

Noisy Pitta, Australia, Lamington NP 03.02.07 © Mark Andrews Juvenile, Swarovski ats65hd and Fuji F30. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pittidae
Genus : Pitta
Species : versicolor
Authority : Swainson, 1825