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Rainbow Pitta Pitta iris

Described by: Gould (1842)
Alternate common name(s): Black-breasted Pitta
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Fogg Dam, Northern Territory, Australia - Oct 31, 2005 © Nancy Bell 
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N. Australia;
Two populations;
(1) Nw. Western Australia in nw. Kimberley Division (Napier Broome Bay s. to Prince Regent River) and Augustus Is. and islands in the Admiralty Gulf.
(2) N. Northern Territory on Melville Is. and at Howard Springs and East Point near Darwin, Fogg Dam, Stag Creek in Kakadu National Park e. to Groote Eylandt including Tiwi Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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