Scientific Name: Pitta sordida
Malay Name: Burung-Pacat Hijau
Chinese Name: 绿胸八色鸫
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.
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 (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Any suitable patch of habitat like Singapore Botanic Gardens, former Bidadari Cemetery, Central Catchment Forest and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore