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Eared Pitta Pitta phayrei   - Nest sanitation
Eared Pitta
Photographer : © Mohit Kumar Ghatak
Location :Kaeng Krachan National Park, Petchaburi, Thailand
Date : 22 August 2016
English synonyms:Phayre's Pitta
Bird Family :Pittidae - Pittas
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A fecal sac (also spelled faecal sac) is a mucous membrane, generally white or clear with a dark end, that surrounds the faces of the nesting eared pitta chick. It allows parent birds to more easily remove fecal material from the nest. This was shot from a hide, quite a distance away from the nest. - MG
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic.
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