Despite being quite timid, the Garpet Pitta is a stunning bird that cannot go unnoticed. Its feathers showcase a mesmerizing blend of blue and garnet hues, creating a breathtaking sight for onlookers.
The bird known as garpet pitta (scientific name: Erythropitta granatina) belongs to the Pittidae family. It is a sturdy bird of medium size, measuring around 15-25cm in length, including its short tail. These birds have a unique appearance with their purple-blue and garnet-red feathers complemented by shimmering blue wing coverts and a bright red crown.
The females belonging to this particular species are predominantly brown in color with a distinctive red patch located on their head. Additionally, they also have two blue feathers situated near their wings.
This particular kind of creature is unique to and can be found in several Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore.
Tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests are the preferred habitat for these avian creatures.
From March to August, Garret Pittas breed and lay up to six eggs in a spherical nest nestled in trees or bushes, seldom on the ground. During this period, both parents contribute to the growth and nurturing of the offspring.
Regrettably, the Garment Pitta is classified as endangered on the IUCN red list due to the systematic destruction of forests and forest fires.