Gurney's pitta (Pitta gurneyi)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The Gurney’s pitta is a member of the Pittidae family and is native to Myanmar and Thailand. The species is also known commonly as the blackbreasted pitta (www.rdb.or.id; BLI 2001c) and the jewel-thrush (BLI-IP & Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) Darwin Project Office 2004). Adults are between 7 and 8 in (18 and 20 cm) tall. The male has a blue crown and a turquoise-tinged tail. Black plumage covers the breast, with brown on the upper side, and black and yellow bands along the sides of the underbelly. The female has a brown crown and paler light-brown and buff (or black and yellow) banding on the underparts. The juvenile is draped in brown plumage on the crown, nape, and breast, with pale streaks on the upper belly and white speckles on the wings (BLI 2007g; Gould 1969; Thailand Scientific Authority 1990).
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|01/16/2008||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|01/16/2008||73 FR 3146 3179||Final Rule To List Six Foreign Birds as Endangered; Final Rule|
|12/16/1991||56 FR 65207 65208||ETWP; Finding on Petition and Initiation of Status Review of 53 Foreign Birds; 56 FR 65207 65208|
|11/22/2006||71 FR 67530 67540||Proposed Rule To List Six Foreign Birds as Endangered|
No recovery information is available for the Gurney's pitta.
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