Scientific Name: Pitta moluccensis
Malay Name: Burung-Pacat Sayap Biru
Chinese Name: 蓝翅八色鸫
Breeding range extends from southwestern China, Indochina to the Thai-Malay Peninsula with some northern populations wintering in Indochina, the Thai-Malay Peninsula and Indonesia.
Size: 18-20.5 cm
Similar looking species: Mangrove Pitta
Identification: Adult has blackish head with buff crown-sides/supercilium, black eyestripe, white throat with a small blackish chin patch just below the bill, green upperparts, violet-blue upperwing coverts and plain buff underparts with red vent. Juvenile resembles adult but has duller overall plumage.
Habitat: Parks, gardens, forests, wooded areas and mangroves.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant and possible rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Any suitable patch of habitat like Singapore Botanic Gardens, Chinese Garden, former Bidadari Cemetery, Central Catchment Forest and Pasir Ris Park. Was first documented to breed at Pulau Ubin in July 2016.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia