Pitta Pit"ta (p[i^]t"t[.a]), n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of a large group of bright-colored clamatorial birds belonging to {Pitta}, and allied genera of the family {Pittid[ae]}. Most of the species are varied with three or more colors, such as blue, green, crimson, yellow, purple, and black. They are called also {ground thrushes}, and {Old World ant thrushes}; but they are not related to the true thrushes. [1913 Webster]

Note: The pittas are most abundant in the East Indies, but some inhabit Southern Asia, Africa, and Australia. They live mostly upon the ground, and feed upon insects of various kinds. [1913 Webster]

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