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 for Pitta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pitta \Pit"ta\ (p[i^]t"t[.a]), n. (Zool.)
     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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pitta
      n 1: any bird of the genus Pitta; brilliantly colored chiefly
           terrestrial birds with short wings and tail and stout bills

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