Blue-banded pitta

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Blue-banded pitta
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Illustration by Gould & Richter
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pittidae
Genus: Erythropitta
E. arquata
Binomial name
Erythropitta arquata
(Gould, 1871)
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Range of the blue-banded pitta
  • Pitta arquata

The blue-banded pitta (Erythropitta arquata) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia where it is endemic to the island of Borneo.[2] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Erythropitta arquata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Phillipps, Quentin & Phillipps, Karen (2011). Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906780-56-2.