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Javan Banded Pitta Pitta guajana   - Roosting
Javan Banded Pitta
Photographer : © Lars Petersson
Location :Carita Nature Reserve, West Java, Indonesia
Date : 20 April 2019
English synonyms:Banded Pitta, Blue-tailed Pitta, Blue Tailed Pitta, Van den Bock's Pitta, Van den Bosch's Pitta
Bird Family :Pittidae - Pittas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Java and Bali in Indonesia.

Pitta (guajana) irena and Pitta (guajana) schwaneri have been given separate full species status as Malayan Banded Pitta Pitta irena (including ripleyi) and Bornean Banded Pitta Pitta schwaneri.
The form P. (g) affinis is considered indistinguishable from and therefore merged in P. guajana.
The form P. (g.) bangkae is considered to be based on a mislabelled specimen from Java and therefore discounted.
Ref.: Rheindt, F. E. and Eaton, J. A. 2010. Biological species limits in the Banded Pitta Pitta guajana. Forktail 26: 86-91.

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