Scientific Name: Pitta nympha
Malay Name: Burung-Pacat Utara
Chinese Name: 仙八色鸫
Range: Found from south eastern China, Taiwan, South Korea to southern Japan and wintering south to Borneo and Indochina.
Size: 16-19.5 cm
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: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2017)
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Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2017). Pitta nympha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22698684A116880779.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Fairy Pitta. Retrieved on September 25, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/fairy-pitta.