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Mangrove Pitta Pitta megarhyncha   - Adult
Mangrove Pitta
Photographer : © Rajneesh Suvarna
Location :Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha, India
Date : 23 April 2016
English synonyms:Malay Pitta, Large Blue-winged Pitta, Large Blue Winged Pitta, Larger Blue-winged Pitta, Larger Blue Winged Pitta
Bird Family :Pittidae - Pittas
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :We did see them in ample numbers on the path through the mangrove forests, from the boat, calling, feeding, displaying, squabbling with other Pittas and Kingfishers. They were quite bold and if you sat still and gave them time would come quite close. Seen and shot without using playback. - RS
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic.
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