The Ivory-breasted Pita, Colorful birds with unusual patterns

The family of pittidae includes the birds known as pittas (Pittidae pittas). They are small-sized songbirds that are frequently found in the tropical rainforests and woods of Asia, Africa, Australia, and other nearby islands. They are always referred to as pittas when in groups. These birds are extremely small in size, with relatively long legs, short, bent beaks, and tiny bodies. Pitta birds come in 40 to 42 different species, which can be identified from one another by subtle variations and coloration.