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The western hooded pitta belongs to the family Pittidae under the order Passeriformes.

Western hooded pitta taxonomy

The family Pittidae are passerine birds mainly found in tropical Asia and Australia. Several of the species in family Pittidae are threatened with extinction, four being listed as "Endangered" and nine being listed as "Vulnerable" by the IUCN.

The birds in the family Pittidae first described scientifically by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1766 in his revised 12th edition of the Systema Naturae.

William John Swainson FLS, FRS (8 October 1789 – 6 December 1855), an English ornithologist, malacologist, conchologist, entomologist and artist, first erected the family Pittidae in the year 1831.

The genus Pitta was first described by Louis Pierre Vieillot (May 10, 1748 – August 24, 1830), a French ornithologist, in the year 1816. Fourteen species are classified under this genus.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Pitta sordida
Species:P. sordida

1.Western Hooded pitta 349
Photo by Jason Thompson

2.Western Hooded pitta
Photo by Jason Thompson

3.Western Hooded pitta
Photo by JJ Harrison


4.Western Hooded pitta
Photo by Francesco Veronesi

5.Western Hooded pitta
Photo by Francesco Veronesi

6.Western Hooded pitta
Photo by Darren Bellerby

7.Western Hooded pitta
by Darren Bellerby


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1.Western Hooded pitta photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79492850@N00/8678600346/ (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/15/17
2.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79492850@N00/9289804743/ (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/15/17
3.Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pitta_sordida_-_Sri_Phang_Nga.jpg (cropped)
Author: JJ Harrison | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/francesco_veronesi/14071744679/ (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 9/16/17
5.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/francesco_veronesi/14255080971/ (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 9/16/17
6.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/world-birds/21663545331/ (cropped)
Author: Darren Bellerby | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/15/17
7.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/world-birds/21628341216/ (cropped)
Author: Darren Bellerby | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/15/17
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