Garnet pitta

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Garnet pitta
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Adult (left) and juvenile (right)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pittidae
Genus: Erythropitta
Species: E. granatina
Binomial name
Erythropitta granatina
Temminck, 1830

Pitta granatina

The garnet pitta (Erythropitta granatina) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The form occurring in the Malaysian state of Sabah has been split as the black-headed pitta or black-crowned pitta Erythropitta ussheri (Gould 1877),


The garnet pitta is an insectivore, feeding mainly on ants, wood grubs, cockroaches, and beetles.


Pairs mate between March and August. A pair will lay a clutch of two eggs.