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The Indian pitta (Pitta brachyura) belongs to the family Pittidae under the order Passeriformes.

Indian pitta taxonomy

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

The family Pittidae comprises three genera, viz., Erythropitta, Hydrornis and Pitta. The genus Erythropitta comprises fifteen species. The genus Hydrornis comprises thirteen species.

The genus Pitta was first described by Louis Pierre Vieillot (May 10, 1748, Yvetot – August 24, 1830, Sotteville-lès-Rouen), a French ornithologist, in the year 1816. This genus comprises fourteen species.

The species P. brachyura (as Corvus brachyurus) was first described by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, in the year 1766.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Pitta brachyura
Species:P. brachyura
P. brachyura
1.Indian pitta
Image by Shantanu Kuveskar


Indian pitta
2.Pitta brachyura
Image by Polen2003

P. brachyura
3.Indian pitta
Image by Dr deepak rastogi

Indian pitta
4.P. brachyura
Image by Baluperoth

P. brachyura
5.Indian pitta
Image by Calvinjose.21

6.P. brachyura
Image by Arup Ruidas

P. brachyura
7.Indian pitta
Image by Kishore Bhargava

8.P. brachyura
Image by Varadbansod


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1.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Shantanu Kuveskar | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
2.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Polen2003 | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/9/17
3.Image source:,uttarakhand.jpg (cropped)
Author: Dr deepak rastogi | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
4.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Baluperoth | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Calvinjose.21 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Arup Ruidas | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
7.Source: (cropped)
Author: Kishore Bhargava | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 10/9/17
8.Source: (cropped)
Author: Varadbansod | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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