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Hooded Pitta

Pitta sordida

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Pitta sordida
Class: Bird
Weight: 42 to 70 grams
Life span: Unknown
Conservation status: Least concern
Number of offspring: 2 to 5 eggs at a time

About

I LIVE IN ASIA

The hooded pitta is a small bird native to forest regions, as well as cultivated areas, of southeast and east Asia in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and India.


I AM AN OMNIVORE

Hooded pittas will typically forage on the forest floors for insects and larvae. However, they will also eat various types of berries.


HOODED PITTAS ARE SOCIAL

This bird species, while protective of their nests and their young, often live in pairs are are known to socialize with other species of birds.


A VERY COLORFUL FAMILY

The hooded pitta is a part of the Pittidae family. This family of birds has more than 40 bird species and is known for their vibrant colors.


HELPING THE HOODED PITTA IN THE WILD

By visiting the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you are supporting local, regional, and global conservation.


I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM

The hooded pitta plays a very important role in keeping insect populations under control. They also aid in boosting biodiversity in the environment through seed dispersal.


 

Conservation

Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.

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