Mangrove Pitta

Scientific Name: Pitta megarhyncha
Malay Name: Burung-Pacat Bakau
Chinese Name: 红树八色鸫

Found from Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra.

Monotypic. Previously considered conspecific with Blue-winged Pitta.

Size: 18-21 cm

Similar looking species: Blue-winged Pitta

Identification: Adult resembles Blue-winged Pitta but bill much longer, crown drabber and more uniform brown almost lacking the black line at the center, underparts slightly duller and has whitish chin. 

Habitat: Mangroves.


Local Status: Rare resident on mainland Singapore but uncommon locally at Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.

Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Uncommon at the mangroves of  Pulau Ubin, Pulau Tekong and possibly Pulau Semakau. Also sighted at the mangroves of Pasir Ris Park in 2012 and non-mangroves area like Singapore Botanic Gardens and Lower Pierce Reservoir Boardwalk in 2014.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore