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Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida cucullata   - Courtship display
Hooded Pitta
Photographer : © Subrato Sanyal
Location :near Bongaon, North 24 Parganas District, West Bengal, India
Date : 13 June 2017
English synonyms:Green-breasted Pitta, Green Breasted Pitta, Jewel Thrush, Black-headed Pitta (novaeguineae), Black Headed Pitta (novaeguineae), Eastern Hooded Pitta (novaeguineae), Wallacean Hooded Pitta (sordida, forsteni, sanghirana), Oriental Hooded Pitta (cucullata, bangkana, mulleri), Northern Hooded Pitta (cucullata), Western Hooded Pitta (sordida, cucullata, abbotti, mulleri, bangkana, palawanensis, sanghirana, forsteni), Chestnut-crowned Pitta (cucullata, abbotti), Minahasa Pitta (forsteni)
Bird Family :Pittidae - Pittas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Courtship display by ruffling feathers and showing the bright red of its underbelly.

In the summer of the last three years, the migration of Hooded Pitta for nesting has been noticed in a small forested land near the Indo-Bangladesh border. In 2015 only one pair was noticed. This year there are at least 4/6 pairs in this forest. - SS