Indian pitta in our flickr group
IndianWildlifeClub Flickr page started in 2005. Over the years it has got 1124 members who have contributed 16.9k photographs. This is a veritable pool of information for a citizen scientist. We would welcome analysis of these photographs from a conservation
angle by our members.
This month we searched for photographs of Indian Pitta and came up with a random list. Following the photographs from 2007 till date, we found that this bird is a photographer's delight whether in a jungle or in home gardens. Just go to https://www.flickr.com/groups/iwc/pool/
and search the photos. Start asking questions? why?, where? when?
The Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura) is a medium-sized passerine bird. It breeds mainly in the sub-Himalayas and winters in southern India and Sri Lanka. These birds are found in thick undergrowth and are often more easily detected by their calls.
It is an extremely colorful bird with 9 colors on its body (all visible when it spreads its wings). It is found in the undergrowth during the day hopping about.
See below a list of random photographs taken over the years
Hardik Pala August 8, 2014 Hingolgadh, Gujarat, India
Abhijit Joshi June 2, 2014 Tadoba (Maharashtra)
amish patel February 13, 2014 hingolgadh Rajkot District, Gujarat
Mic Clark March 17, 2013 Mullur, Kerala
Shivashankar April 6, 2013 in home garden
Nagesh Kamath December 24, 2012 Joladalu, Karnataka
Yogesh Rane June 3, 2012 Bandhavgarh, M.P
Nagesh Kamath October 30, 2011 Keerampara, Kerala
B.N Singh June 25, 2011 Ranthambhore N.P, Rajasthan
Tarique Sani May 12, 2011 Moharli, Maharashtra
Maneesh Goal May 31, 2010 Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
Santanu Banik July 10, 2009 Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve, India
Amit Mishra May 12, 2009 Corbett National Park , Uttrakhand
Arpit Deomurari June 18, 2008 Kutch Gujarat
Amit Mishra June 2007 Dudhwa National Park -
Though the photographs in our flickr group are mostly from National Parks, the Indian pitta is seen in mini forest areas around Karnataka and Kerala often. Instances of migrating pittas hitting glass doors of houses and falling dead have also been reported
in bird groups.