Red-bellied Pitta

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Subject: Red-bellied Pitta
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:36:26 +0000
The Red-bellied Pitta split was accepted by the IOC 
( <>) in July 2016.  
It is also accepted by the Clements/eBird folk.

Several Australian ornithologists are on the advisory board of the IOC.

The relevant scientific papers are:

Irestedt et al. 2013 

N. J. COLLAR, J. del HOYO & F. JUTGLAR.  The number of species and subspecies 
in the Red-bellied Pitta Erythropitta erythrogaster complex: a quantitative 
analysis of morphological characters Forktail 31: 13-23).

Steve Clark

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