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Table 3 Plumage comparison across the Elegant Pitta complex

From: Species limits in the Elegant Pitta (Pitta elegans) complex from Wallacea based on bioacoustic and morphometric analysis

Taxon Throat Supercilium Belly patch White wing patch
concinna Black bib extends to upper breast Rufous base, contrasting with white rear Extensively black on upper belly, red on lower belly Present
elegans Extensively black Pale buff Extensively red with small black upper belly extension Present
vigorsii All-white White Narrow patch extensively black on upper belly, red on lower belly Present
virginalis Black chin line under bill Broad, rich buff Extensively red with small black upper belly extension Present
maria Extensively black Pale buff All-red Not present
  1. All given character states were observed to be constant across all adult specimens examined