Pittas (Pittidae)

Green-breasted Pitta (Pitta reichenowi) - HBW 8, p. 149

French: Brève à poitrine verte German: Grünbrustpitta Spanish: Pita Pechiverde

Taxonomy: Pitta reichenowi Madarász, 1901, Middle Congo River, above Stanley Pool, Zaire.
Forms a superspecies with P. angolensis, and has been considered conspecific on basis of apparent intermediate birds from Cameroon and S Congo; doubts have been expressed, however, over identification of such birds (which could possibly have been nominate race of that species), and there seems little evidence of intergradation where the ranges of the two species approach each other. Monotypic.

Distribution: W & S Cameroon to N Gabon, and SW Central African Republic, W, SC & NE Zaire and SW Uganda (Budongo Forest S to Kabale and E to Jinja).

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