Hooded Pitta

Hooded Pitta

Common Name: Hooded Pitta
Scientific Name: Pitta sordida
Exhibit: Aviary
Medium: Colored Pencil
Date finished: May 24, 2008
Observation: Many times it is easier to hear the Hooded Pitta than see it. The one at the zoo likes to chirp loudly from either under vegetation or in the trees. But once it is out in the open it is fun to watch. They move around with quick hops. Their call is quite noticeable, but I do often get it mixed up with the Asian Fairy Bluebird's call which is also noticeable.