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.
Similar looking species: Blue-winged Pitta, Mangrove Pitta
Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen forest.
Local Status: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2017)
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Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Fairy Pitta)
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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Fairy Pitta. Retrieved on March 27, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/fairy-pitta.