Nonnatives - Banded Pitta

Banded Pitta - Pitta guajana


Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960's

Extirpated year: 1960's

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to Indonesia.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Hillsborough 1960's   Not reported breeding 2 miles from Busch Gardens where some were kept at the time (Robertson and Woolfenden 1992).


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

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