Indian Pitta(Pitta Brachyrua)
It is indeed known for its vibrant colors and is often referred to as the “6′ O clock bird” because of its activity during sunrise. The local name “Navaranga” highlights its nine colors, and its beauty is often compared to that of a peacock.
The Indian Pitta is a passerine bird native to the Indian subcontinent. It is commonly found in habitats such as scrub jungle, deciduous forests, and dense evergreen areas. During the breeding season, it is known to inhabit the Himalayan forests, central and western Indian hills. However, it migrates to various parts of the peninsula during the winter months.
Characterized by its striking appearance, the Indian Pitta is approximately 7-8 inches long. It has a vibrant green back, blue wings, and a colorful belly. Its presence and activity during the sunrise make it a popular and cherished bird among birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
Last updated: January 21, 2024