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