Blue-naped Pitta (Pitta nipalensis) - HBW 8, p. 135
French: Brève à nuque bleue
Spanish: Pita Nuquiazul
Other common names: Nepal Pitta
Taxonomy: Paludicola Nipalensis Hodgson, 1837, Nepal.
Has on occasion been placed in a separate genus, Hydrornis, along with P. soror and P. oatesi; these three are closely related. Form nuchalis, from Darjeeling, now considered synonymous with nominate nipalensis. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nipalensis (Hodgson, 1837) - Himalayas from C Nepal and SE Tibet E to S Arunachal Pradesh and E & S Assam, S to N West Bengal, Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills) and N, W & S Myanmar (Chin Hills, N Arakan Hills and upper Chindwin).
- hendeei Bangs & Van Tyne, 1931 - S China (S Yunnan, SW Guangxi) S to N & C Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin, extreme N Annam).
- Least Concern
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