Scientific Name: Pitta megarhyncha
Malay Name: Burung-Pacat Bakau
Chinese Name: 红树八色鸫
Range: Found from Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra.
Size: 18-21 cm
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.
Similar looking species: Blue-winged Pitta, Fairy Pitta
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)
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.
- What bird is this, and why? (Birding Starter Pack)
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Mangrove Pitta)
BirdLife International. (2016). Pitta megarhyncha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22698691A93697903.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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Mangrove Pitta. Retrieved on May 30, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/mangrove-pitta.