The Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is a small passerine songbird.
The Hooded Pitta is a green bird with green wings, a black head, and chestnut crown. It has a chestnut belly patch. Its beak and legs are grey. It has dark eyes.
It measures about 19 centimetres (7.5 inches) tall.
The Hooded Pitta is common to Asia. It prefers forests.
It looks for food on the ground. It feeds on insects, but it will also eat berries.
The Hooded Pitta is territorial, and will chase away other birds from its territory.
It builds a nest on the ground. Both parents look after the eggs and the chicks.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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