Ivory-breasted Pitta. Pittas are medium-sized birds 5.9–9.8 in length, and stocky, with longish strong legs & long feet. They have very short tails and stout, slightly decurved bills. Many have brightly coloured plumage. They eat snails, insects & similar invertebrate prey. Both parents care 4 up to 6 eggs in a large spherical nest in a tree or shrub, or sometimes on the ground. Many species of pittas are migratory, often end up in unexpected places like house-gardens during migration.
Steere's Pitta, Pitta Steerii, is endemic to the Philippines, where it appears on the islands Samar, Leyte , Bohol & Mindanao. The bird was always rarely seen but since 1980, the bird has only been glimpsed in three places: the Rajah Sikatuna National Park on the island of Bohol and in Bislig and Zamboanga in Mindanao. Although Steere's Pitta can fly, they generally prefer to stay on the forest floor. Their food consists of invertebrates such as insects, snails and small lizards.