Hooded pittas are found in southeast Asia, east Asia and maritime southeast Asia.
Forests, plantations and other cultivated areas.
Length: 6-8 inches
Weight: 1-3 ounces
- Breeding occurs from February to August.
- Nests are built on the ground and pair are very territorial.
- Incubation and care of fledglings are handled by both parents.
Wild: Forages on the ground for insects, larvae and berries.
Outside of being territorial during the mating season while protecting their young, hooded pittas are known to get along well with other species of birds and are often incorporated into larger aviaries in captivity.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- During mating season, their calls can be heard constantly from their nesting area; even through the night!
- The pittidae family is known for its brightly colored birds.