March 23, 2016 – Blue-headed Pitta (Pitta baudii)

Found on the island of Borneo, these medium-sized pittas live in lowland primary and secondary forests. Invertebrates such as earthworms, beetles, ants, grasshoppers, crickets, and caterpillars make up the majority of their diet. They nest on or near the ground, building a dome of leaves with an entrance on the side. They are classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN due to habitat loss, mostly from illegal logging, drought, and fire.

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