Pitta angolensis

Pitta angolensis Vieillot, 1816

Common Names

African Pitta (English), Brève de l’Angola (French)

Languages: English

Overview

Description

Images are shown at the African Bird Club link:

http://www.birdexplorers.com/afbid/search.php?func=searchresult&af_bs_id=1099 

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

West Africa (resident): Guinea - W Cameroon - NW Angola (pulih, angolensis)

East Africa (intra-African migrant): breeds in SE DR Congo, S Tanzania to E Zambia, and NE South Africa, migrating north to region from NE DR Congo and S Central African Republic to S Kenya (longipennis); vagrant rest of E South Africa, 1 record Ethiopia.

Habitat

Forest with dense undergrowth

Migration

Resident (West Africa) and intra-African migrant (East Africa)

References

Lack, P. (2010).  The African Bird Club checklist of African birds: Passerines.