Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) s:19
Sexes similar. Black face and throat, green underparts with red under tail coverts and lower belly. Upperparts green, with small area of turquoise-blue on wing coverts. In flight, shows large, round, white wing patches. Crown dark brown in P.s. cucullata. (One birdr race P.s. muelleri.)
Voice: a fluty "raew-raew". similar in quality Blue-winged and also uttered in couplets, but each note monosyllabic. A skyew in alarm; shorter and squeakier than Blue-winged.
Habitat: evergreen and occasionally moist mixed deciduous woodlands, secondary growth. Principally lowlands, but occasionally up to 750 m. Uncommon to locally common wet season breeding visitor, wintering mainly in the Peninsula or further to the south.
*Lekagul, B. and Round,P., A guide to the Birds of Thailand, 1991