BLUE WINGED PITTA
©David Cabedo Cruz
Measuring 180–205 mm (7.1–8.1 in) in length, the Blue-winged Pitta has a black head with a buff-coloured eyebrow-line (supercilium), white chin and buff underparts. The shoulders and mantle are greenish, the wings are bright blue, and the vent is reddish. The bill is black, eyes are brown and the legs pale pink. Juveniles have similar patterned plumage but are duller. It resembles the Mangrove Pitta but can be distinguished by its shorter bill. The loud call has been transcribed as taew-laew taew-laew
Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests. It is found in a variety of habitats to an altitude of 800 m (2500 ft), including broadleaved forests, parks and gardens, and mangroves, though avoids dense rainforest.
Painted Bunting (Male)