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NZ wrens, broadbills & pittas

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#,† IOC English name Scientific name Authority Breeding Range Code Comment

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ORDER PASSERIFORMES PHY The Passeriformes, or perching birds, include the majority of world bird species; parrots are the sister group of the perching birds (Hackett et al. 2008)

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4 New Zealand Wrens Family Acanthisittidae PHY New Zealand wrens are sister to the rest of the Passeriformes

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Acanthisitta Lafresnaye, 1842

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Rifleman Acanthisitta chloris (Sparrman, 1787) AU : New Zealand

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A. c. granti Mathews & Iredale, 1913 North I.

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A. c. chloris (Sparrman, 1787) South I. and Stewart I.

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Xenicus Gray, GR, 1855

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Bushwren Xenicus longipes (Gmelin, JF, 1789) AU : New Zealand

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X. l. stokesii Gray, GR, 1862 North I.

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X. l. longipes (Gmelin, JF, 1789) South I.

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X. l. variabilis Stead, 1936 islands off Stewart I.

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New Zealand Rockwren Xenicus gilviventris Pelzeln, 1867 AU : New Zealand

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Stephens Island Wren Xenicus lyalli (Rothschild, 1894) AU : Stephens I., NZ

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20 Broadbills Family Eurylaimidae PHY The broadbills (family Eurylaimidae) include both the asities of Madagascar and Sapayoa of the New World, and together are the sister group to the pittas (Pittidae) (Irestedt et al. 2006; Moyle 2006a).

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Smithornis Bonaparte, 1850

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African Broadbill Smithornis capensis (Smith, A, 1839) AF : widespread

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S. c. delacouri Bannerman, 1923 Sierra Leone to Ghana

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S. c. camarunensis Sharpe, 1905 Cameroon, Gabon and Central African Republic

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S. c. albigularis Hartert, 1904 w Angola to Tanzania south to Zambia and Malawi

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S. c. meinertzhageni van Someren, 1919 ne DRCongo to w Kenya

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S. c. medianus Hartert & van Someren, 1916 c Kenya and ne Tanzania

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S. c. suahelicus Grote, 1926 se Kenya, e Tanzania and ne Mozambique

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S. c. cryptoleucus Clancey, 1963 e Zimbabwe to sw Tanzania to s Mozambique and ne South Africa

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S. c. conjunctus Clancey, 1963 ne Namibia to s Zambia and nw Mozambique

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S. c. capensis (Smith, A, 1839) e South Africa

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Grey-headed Broadbill Smithornis sharpei Alexander, 1903 AF : c, wc

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S. s. sharpei Alexander, 1903 Bioko I. (Gulf of Guinea)

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S. s. zenkeri Reichenow, 1903 se Nigeria to n Gabon, nw Congo and sw Central African Republic

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S. s. eurylaemus Neumann, 1923 e DRCongo

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Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis Gray, GR, 1864 AF : c, wc, w

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S. r. budongoensis van Someren, 1921 e DRCongo and w Uganda

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S. r. rufolateralis Gray, GR, 1864 Sierra Leone to n Angola and w DRCongo

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Calyptomena Horsfield, 1822

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Green Broadbill Calyptomena viridis Raffles, 1822 OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo

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C. v. caudacuta Swainson, 1838 s Burma, sw Thailand and the Malay Pen. TAX Includes C. v. continentis. HBW 8, p. 84

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C. v. viridis Raffles, 1822 Borneo, Sumatra and nearby islands

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C. v. siberu Chasen & Kloss, 1926 Mentawai Is. (w of Sumatra)

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Hose's Broadbill Calyptomena hosii Sharpe, 1892 OR : Borneo

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Whitehead's Broadbill Calyptomena whiteheadi Sharpe, 1887 OR : Borneo

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Cymbirhynchus Vigors, 1830

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Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos (Gmelin, JF, 1788) OR : Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Borneo

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C. m. affinis Blyth, 1846 w and c Burma

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C. m. malaccensis Salvadori, 1874 se Burma to the Malay Pen. and s Vietnam

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C. m. macrorhynchos (Gmelin, JF, 1788) Sumatra, Borneo and nearby islands

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Psarisomus Swainson, 1837

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Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae (Jameson, 1835) OR : widespread

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P. d. dalhousiae (Jameson, 1835) n India and Nepal to s China and c Vietnam

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P. d. divinus Deignan, 1947 s Vietnam

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P. d. cyanicauda Riley, 1935 se Thailand and Cambodia

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P. d. psittacinus (Müller, S, 1836) Malay Pen. and Sumatra

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P. d. borneensis Hartert, 1904 n Borneo

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Serilophus Swainson, 1837

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Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus (Gould, 1834) OR : widespread

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S. l. rubropygius (Hodgson, 1839) ne India to ne Burma

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S. l. elisabethae La Touche, 1921 c Burma to s China, nw Vietnam and ne Thailand

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S. l. polionotus Rothschild, 1903 Hainan I. (off se China)

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S. l. lunatus (Gould, 1834) s Burma and nw Thailand

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S. l. impavidus Deignan, 1948 s Laos

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S. l. stolidus Robinson & Kloss, 1919 Malay Pen. (except s)

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S. l. rothschildi Hartert & Butler, AL, 1898 s Malay Pen.

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S. l. intensus Robinson & Kloss, 1916 Sumatra

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Eurylaimus Horsfield, 1821

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Banded Broadbill Eurylaimus javanicus Horsfield, 1821 OR : Southeast Asia to Java and Borneo

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E. j. pallidus Chasen, 1935 se Burma to s Vietnam and the Malay Pen.

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E. j. harterti van Oort, 1909 Sumatra, Riau Arch., Bangka and Belitung Is.

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E. j. javanicus Horsfield, 1821 Java

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E. j. brookei Robinson & Kloss, 1919 Borneo and n Natuna Is.

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Black-and-yellow Broadbill Eurylaimus ochromalus Raffles, 1822 OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo

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Sarcophanops Sharpe, 1877 TAX MOVE Eurylaimus steerii and E. samarensis to Sarcophanops (Dekker & Dickinson 2000, Irestedt et al 2006)

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Wattled Broadbill Sarcophanops steerii (Sharpe, 1876) OR : Philippines

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Visayan Broadbill Sarcophanops samarensis Steere, 1890 OR : Philippines

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Corydon Lesson, 1828

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Dusky Broadbill Corydon sumatranus (Raffles, 1822) OR : Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Borneo

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C. s. laoensis Meyer de Schauensee, 1929 s Burma to n Thailand and Indochina

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C. s. sumatranus (Raffles, 1822) Malay Pen. and Sumatra

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C. s. brunnescens Hartert, 1916 nw Borneo and n Natuna Is.

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C. s. orientalis Mayr, 1938 Borneo (except nw)

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Pseudocalyptomena Rothschild, 1909

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Grauer's Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri Rothschild, 1909 AF : s Uganda, ec DRCongo

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Sapayoa Hartert, 1903

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Sapayoa Sapayoa aenigma Hartert, 1903 LA : e Panama to nw Ecuador PHY, ENG Sapayoa aenigma is a New World broadbill and moved into the family Eurylaimidae (Irestedt et al. 2006, Moyle et al. 2006, NACC 2008);Change  English name from Broad-billed Sapayoa to just Sapayoa (NACC) with future consideration of "New World Broadbill"

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Philepitta Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I, 1838 PHY The asities and sunbird-asities, formerly placed in the family Philepittidae are broadbills and now included in that family to avoid rendering the Eurylaimidae paraphyletic (Prum 1993; Irestedt et al. 2006)

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Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea (Statius Müller, 1776) AF : Madagascar

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Schlegel's Asity Philepitta schlegeli Schlegel, 1867 AF : Madagascar

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Neodrepanis Sharpe, 1875

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Common Sunbird-Asity Neodrepanis coruscans Sharpe, 1875 AF : Madagascar

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Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha Salomonsen, 1933 AF : Madagascar

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33 Pittas Family Pittidae

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Hydrornis Blyth, 1843 TAX Adoption of Hydrornis follows Irestedt et al (2006)

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Eared Pitta Hydrornis phayrei (Blyth, 1862) OR : Southeast Asia

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Blue-naped Pitta Hydrornis nipalensis (Hodgson, 1837) OR : Nepal to Burma, s China, n Vietnam

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H. n. nipalensis (Hodgson, 1837) c Nepal, se Tibet and ne India to Bangladesh and Burma

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H. n. hendeei (Bangs & van Tyne, 1931) e Burma, n Thailand, Laos and n Vietnam

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Blue-rumped Pitta Hydrornis soror (Ramsay, RGW, 1881) OR : Southeast Asia

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H. s. tonkinensis (Delacour, 1927) s China and n Vietnam

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H. s. douglasi (Ogilvie-Grant, 1910) Hainan I. (off se China)

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H. s. petersi (Delacour, 1934) c Laos and nc Vietnam

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H. s. soror (Ramsay, RGW, 1881) s Laos and c and s Vietnam

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H. s. flynnstonei (Rozendaal, 1993) se Thailand and s Cambodia

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Rusty-naped Pitta Hydrornis oatesi Hume, 1873 OR : Southeast Asia

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H. o. oatesi Hume, 1873 e Burma to ne Laos and Thailand

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H. o. castaneiceps (Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) se China to c Laos and nw Vietnam

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H. o. bolovenensis (Delacour, 1932) s Laos and s Vietnam

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H. o. deborah (King, BF, 1978) c Malay Pen.

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Schneider's Pitta Hydrornis schneideri (Hartert, 1909) OR : Sumatra

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Giant Pitta Hydrornis caeruleus (Raffles, 1822) OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo

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H. c. caeruleus (Raffles, 1822) Malay Pen. and Sumatra

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H. c. hosei (Baker, ECS, 1918) Borneo

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Blue-headed Pitta Hydrornis baudii (Müller, S & Schlegel, 1839) OR : Borneo

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Blue Pitta Hydrornis cyaneus (Blyth, 1843) OR : Southeast Asia

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H. c. cyaneus (Blyth, 1843) ne India, e Bangladesh and Burma to s China, Thailand, ne Laos and n and c Vietnam

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H. c. aurantiacus (Delacour & Jabouille, 1928) se Thailand and sw Cambodia

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H. c. willoughbyi (Delacour, 1926) c Laos to s Vietnam

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Bar-bellied Pitta Hydrornis elliotii (Oustalet, 1874) OR : Southeast Asia

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Javan Banded Pitta Hydrornis guajanus (Statius Müller, 1776) OR : Java ENG Change English name of Hydrornis guajanus to Javan Banded Pitta with splits of other two species

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Malayan Banded Pitta Hydrornis irena (Temminck, 1836) OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra AS Malayan Banded Pitta is split from [Javan] Banded Pitta (Rheindt & Eaton 2010)

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H. i. ripleyi (Deignan, 1946) nc Malay Pen. (Thailand)

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H. i. irena (Temminck, 1836) s Malay Pen. and Sumatra

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Bornean Banded Pitta Hydrornis schwaneri (Bonaparte, 1850) OR : Borneo AS Bornean Banded Pitta is split from [Javan] Banded Pitta (Rheindt & Eaton 2010)

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Gurney's Pitta Hydrornis gurneyi (Hume, 1875) OR : Peninsular Thailand, s Burma

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Erythropitta Bonaparte, 1854 TAX Adoption of Erythropitta follows Irestedt et al (2006)

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Whiskered Pitta Erythropitta kochi (Brüggemann, 1876) OR : Philippines

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Red-bellied Pitta Erythropitta erythrogaster (Temminck, 1823) AU : Sulawesi, New Guinea, also Philippines TAX Includes Sula Pitta (dohertyi) as subspecies per Rheindt et al (2010). See Irestadt et al 2013 for proposed revisions of species complex

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E. e. erythrogaster (Temminck, 1823) Philippine Is. (except Palawan group)

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E. e. thompsoni (Ripley & Rabor, 1962) Culion I. (w Philippines)

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E. e. propinqua (Sharpe, 1877) Palawan and Balabac Is. (sw Philippines)

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E. e. inspeculata (Meyer, AB & Wiglesworth, 1894) Talaud Is. (ne of Sulawesi)

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E. e. caeruleitorques (Salvadori, 1876) Sangihe I. (ne of Sulawesi

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E. e. palliceps (Brüggemann, 1876) Siau and Tahulandang (ne of Sulawesi)

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E. e. celebensis (Müller, S & Schlegel, 1845) Sulawesi, including Manterawu and Togian Is.

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E. e. rufiventris (Heine, 1860) n Moluccas

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E. e. cyanonota (Gray, GR, 1861) Ternate I. (n Moluccas)

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E. e. obiensis (Hachisuka, 1935) Obi I. (c Moluccas)

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E. e. bernsteini (Junge, 1958) Gebe I. (e of Halmahera)

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E. e. rubrinucha (Wallace, 1862) Buru I. (s Moluccas)

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E. e. piroensis (Muir & Kershaw, 1910) Seram I. (s Moluccas)

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E. e. kuehni (Rothschild, 1899) Kai Is. (sw of new Guinea)

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E. e. aruensis (Rothschild & Hartert, 1901) Aru Is. (sw of New Guinea)

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E. e. digglesi (Krefft, 1869) Cape York Pen. (ne Australia)

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E. e. macklotii (Temminck, 1834) w and s New Guinea

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E. e. loriae (Salvadori, 1890) extreme se New Guinea

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E. e. habenichti (Finsch, 1912) n New Guinea

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E. e. finschii (Ramsay, EP, 1884) D'Entrecasteaux Arch.

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E. e. meeki (Rothschild, 1898) Rossel I. (Louisiade Arch.)

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E. e. gazellae (Neumann, 1908) New Britain (Bismarck Arch.)

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E. e. novaehibernicae (Ramsay, EP, 1878) New Ireland (Bismarck Arch.)

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E. e. extima (Mayr, 1955) New Hanover (Bismarck Arch.)

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E. e. splendida (Mayr, 1955) Tabar I. (e of New Ireland)

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E. e. dohertyi (Rothschild, 1898) Banggai Arch. and Sula Is. (e of Sulawesi)

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Blue-banded Pitta Erythropitta arquata (Gould, 1871) OR : Borneo

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Garnet Pitta Erythropitta granatina (Temminck, 1830) OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo

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E. g. coccinea (Eyton, 1839) Malay Pen. and Sumatra

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E. g. granatina (Temminck, 1830) Borneo (except n)

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Graceful Pitta Erythropitta venusta (Müller, S, 1836) OR : Sumatra

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Black-crowned Pitta Erythropitta ussheri (Gould, 1877) OR : Borneo

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Pitta Vieillot, 1816

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Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida (Statius Müller, 1776) OR, AU : Himalayas to New Guinea

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P. s. cucullata Hartlaub, 1843 n India to s China and Indochina

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P. s. abbotti Richmond, 1902 Nicobar Is.

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P. s. mulleri (Bonaparte, 1850) Malay Pen., Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulu Is.

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P. s. bangkana Schlegel, 1863 Bangka and Belitung Is. (e of Sumatra)

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P. s. sordida (Statius Müller, 1776) Philippine Is. (except Palawan group)

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P. s. palawanensis Parkes, 1960 Palawan group (w Philippines)

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P. s. sanghirana Schlegel, 1866 Sangihe Is. (ne of Sulawesi)

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P. s. forsteni (Bonaparte, 1850) n Sulawesi

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P. s. goodfellowi White, CMN, 1937 Aru Is. (off s New Guinea)

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P. s. mefoorana Schlegel, 1874 Numfor I. (off nw New Guinea)

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P. s. rosenbergii Schlegel, 1871 Biak I. (off nw New Guinea)

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P. s. novaeguineae Müller, S & Schlegel, 1845 w Papuan islands, New Guinea and Karkar I. (off n New Guinea)

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Ivory-breasted Pitta Pitta maxima Müller, S & Schlegel, 1845 AU : n Moluccas

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P. m. maxima Müller, S & Schlegel, 1845 n Mol;uccas

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P. m. morotaiensis van Bemmel, 1939 Morotai (n Moluccas)

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Azure-breasted Pitta Pitta steerii (Sharpe, 1876) OR : Philippines

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P. s. coelestis Parkes, 1971 Samar, Leyte and Bohol (ec Philippines)

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P. s. steerii (Sharpe, 1876) Mindanao (s Philippines)

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Superb Pitta Pitta superba Rothschild & Hartert, 1914 AU : Admiralty Islands

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African Pitta Pitta angolensis Vieillot, 1816 AF : e, se, wc, w

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P. a. pulih Fraser, 1843 Sierra Leone to w Cameroon SSP P.a. pulih may be a subspecies of Green-breasted Pitta (N. Borrow, C. Goodie comm.)

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P. a. angolensis Vieillot, 1816 sw Cameron to nw Angola

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P. a. longipennis Reichenow, 1901 se DRCongo to se Tanzania and south to ne South Africa

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Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi Madarász, 1901 AF : w Cameroon to s Uganda and c DRCongo

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Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura (Linnaeus, 1766) OR : India

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Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha Temminck & Schlegel, 1850 OR, EU : Japan and Korea to se China

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Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis (Statius Müller, 1776) OR : Southeast Asia

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Mangrove Pitta Pitta megarhyncha Schlegel, 1863 OR : Bangladesh to Malay Peninsula and Sumatra

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Elegant Pitta Pitta elegans Temminck, 1836 AU : Lesser Sundas, s Moluccas

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P. e. virginalis Hartert, 1896 Tanahjampea, Kalaotoa, and Kalao (between Sulawesi and Flores)

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P. e. vigorsii Gould, 1838 islands sw of New Guinea TAX Double-striped Pitta Pitta vigorsii is a subspecies of Elegant Pitta P.elegans (Dickinson 2003)

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P. e. hutzi Meise, 1942 Nusa Penida (se of Bali)

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P. e. concinna Gould, 1857 Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Adonara, Lomblen and Alor (Lesser Sundas)

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P. e. maria Hartert, 1896 Sumba (s Lesser Sundas)

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P. e. elegans Temminck, 1836 islands between e Sulawesi and w New Guinea

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Rainbow Pitta Pitta iris Gould, 1842 AU : n Australia

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P. i. iris Gould, 1842 n Northern Territory

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P. i. johnstoneiana Schodde & Mason, 1999 nw Western Australia

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Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor Swainson, 1825 AU : e Australia

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P. v. simillima Gould, 1868 Cape York Pen. (ne Australia)

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P. v. intermedia Mathews, 1912 ne and c Queensland

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P. v. versicolor Swainson, 1825 se Queensland and ne New South Wales

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Black-faced Pitta Pitta anerythra Rothschild, 1901 AU : Solomon Islands

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P. a. anerythra Rothschild, 1901 Bougainville I. (n Solomon Is.)

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P. a. nigrifrons Mayr, 1935 Choiseul I. (c Solomon Is.)

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P. a. pallida Rothschild, 1904 Santa Isabel I. (c Solomon Is.)