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.