Definition of Genus Pitta
1. Noun. Type genus of the Pittidae; a large genus of birds of southern Asia and Australia and adjacent islands.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pitta
Literary usage of Genus Pitta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"BY DG ELLIOT. IN 1816 Vieillot instituted in his 'Analyse d'une nouvelle Ornithologie élémentaire,' p. 42, the genus Pitta for those birds designated ..."
2. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1862)
"They composed the genus Pitta of Vieillot and other authors, ... Several genera have been, of late, founded out of the old genus, Pitta. ..."
3. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"... and considered them as allied to his Breves, now forming the genus Pitta of Vieillot, they having been previously placed in that of Turdus. ..."
4. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"Mr. Swainson notices the genus Pitta as one of remarkable beauty, and observes that they have the gradually-curved bill of the true Thrushes, ..."
5. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"... Genus PITTA. The members of this genus extend from tropical India throughout the islands of the Indian Archipelago to Australia; one or two species also ..."