December 14, 2015 – Garnet Pitta (Pitta granatina)

These small pittas are found in Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. They feed on insects, including ants, beetles, and cockroaches, as well as small fruit seeds. During the breeding season, pairs construct domed nests and incubate clutches of two eggs. They are classified as Near Threatened due to increasing habitat destruction in lowland forests where they live.

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