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
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):
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
Lim, K. S. (2009). The Avifauna of Singapore. Nature Society (Singapore).
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.