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Sula Pitta

Erythropitta dohertyi

ML716041

IBC1576783


Kokolomboi
Sulawesi Tengah, Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Latitude and Longitude -1.2949, 122.8737 Map

Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Specimen ID

Media notes

Sula Pitta Couple. From our trip to Peleng Island photographing the Sula Pitta, we have observed that the data on the Sula Pitta (Erythropitta dohertyi) in HBWis inaccurate. It is mentioned in HBW that the male has a brown iris and female a white iris. However we have seen both the male and female at the same time, with the male performing a mating ritual in front of the female. Both of them had white irises. Speaking to the local guide, he also confirmed that all the adult pitta he had seen before had white irises. Only the juvenile Sula Pitta has a brown iris. The photo I've uploaded here shows the picture from HBW indicating the difference in the irises of the male and female and the two birds shot from our trip. The right is the female and left is the male. There is no sexual dimorphism in this species. Original IBC location name and coordinates: Kokolomboi (-1.2315,122.8747). Elevation: 0 m. Date added to IBC: April 8, 2019.

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Technical Information

Model
NIKON D850
Lens model
600.0 mm f/4.0
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
600 mm
Shutter speed
1/30 sec
ISO
1400
Flash
Flash did not fire
Dimensions
1920 x 828

Archival Information

Cataloged
30 Jan 2020 by Matthew D. Medler
Digitized
30 Jan 2020 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited

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