Scientific Name: Pitta sordida
Malay Name: Burung-Pacat Hijau
Chinese Name: 绿胸八色鸫
Range: Found from northern Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia with some northern populations wintering south to Indochina, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Java.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: cucullata, abbotti, mulleri, bangkana, sordida, palawanensis, sanghirana, forsteni, goodfellowi, mefoorana, rosenbergii, novaeguineae.
Local Subspecies: cucullata
Size: 16.5-19 cm
Identification: Adult has black head with dark brown crown, green body and red vent. Juvenile has brownish overall plumage and whitish throat.
Habitat: Parks, gardens, forests and wooded areas.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Any suitable patch of habitat like Singapore Botanic Gardens, former Bidadari Cemetery, Central Catchment Forest and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
- Singapore Bird Database is 1 year old (Science)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
BirdLife International. (2016). Pitta sordida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103656903A93693998.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
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Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Hooded Pitta. Retrieved on September 24, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/hooded-pitta.