Green-breasted Pitta

Information about the Bird Green-breasted Pitta

The green-breasted pitta (Pitta reichenowi) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is one of only two Pitta species in Africa, and is found in deep forest of the tropics.

The plumage is very similar to that of the African pitta, but the breast is green and the throat is bordered by a black line. Immatures have duller, darker plumage, and a brownish olive breast.
It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. In Uganda however, it occurs at altitudes between 1,100 and 1,400 metres.

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