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May 2012

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

'Finding Jewel Thrushes' - the beautiful Pittas

'Finding Jewel Thrushes' - the beautiful Pittas

The 32 species of Pitta are concentrated in Asia (with a few in Africa and Australia) and after Chris Gooddie 'connected' with a Pitta in Thailand he developed a Pitta obsession.

Could he manage to track down all species of Pitta in a single year?

So he gave up his job and set off on his global Pitta Quest, resulting in many adventures (including a proposal) and a book.

We enjoyed hearing about his trials and tribulations in order to achieve his goal with some glorious (and hard won!) photos on the way.

You can find out more by clicking on the link below to get to his website.

If you click on the 'Download file' link, then you will see the striking poster that David (our Publicity officer) produced to advertise this talk.

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