Fairy Pitta

This species is defined as a rarity. Please submit your records of this species via our record submission page.

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.

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

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.

Behaviour/Ecology:

Local Status: Very rare vagrant

Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2017)

Past accepted records in our database:

Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):

Photos:

External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Fairy Pitta)

References:
BirdLife International. (2017). Pitta nympha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. Downloaded on 2 September 2021

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.