Fairy Pitta

Scientific Name: Pitta nympha
Malay Name: Burung-Pacat Utara
Chinese Name: 仙八色鸫

Found from south eastern China, Taiwan, South Korea to southern Japan and wintering south to Borneo and Indochina.


Size: 16-19.5 cm

Similar looking species: Mangrove Pitta, Blue-winged Pitta

Identification: Adult resembles Blue-winged Pitta but is smaller in size and has rufous-brown head-sides, narrow whitish-buff supercilium, paler buff underparts and less blue on wing-coverts.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen forest.


Local Status: Very rare vagrant

Conservation Status: Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Only one record of a single bird at Central Catchment Forest (around Dillenia Hut) first sighted on 8 Nov 2019.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia