Graceful Pitta (Pitta venusta) - HBW 8, p. 146
French: Brève gracieuse
Spanish: Pita Graciosa
Other common names: Black-crowned (Garnet)/Black-and-scarlet/Sumatran Pitta
Taxonomy: Pitta venusta S. Müller, 1836, western Sumatra.
Forms a superspecies with P. granatina and has been considered conspecific, but differs in structural and plumage characters, in altitudinal preference, and in vocalizations. Alternatively, only race ussheri of latter has been included as a race of present species on account of head coloration, but other plumage features and also tail length differ considerably. Monotypic.
Distribution: Highlands of Sumatra.
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