Species of Thailand

Blue-rumped pitta

Hydrornis soror, Robert George Wardlaw Ramsay, 1881

(In Thai: นกแต้วแล้วใหญ่หัวสีน้ำเงิน)

The blue-rumped pitta (Hydrornis soror) is a species of bird in the family Pittidae. It is found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Taxonomy

The blue-rumped pitta was described by the English naturalist Robert George Wardlaw-Ramsay in 1881 from a specimen collected in Saigon, Cochinchina. He introduced the binomial name Pitta (Hydrornis) soror with Hydrornis as a subgenus. The specific epithet soror is Latin for "sister" (that is "closely related").

Five subspecies are recognised:

  • H. s. tonkinensis (Delacour, 1927) – south China and north Vietnam
  • H. s. douglasi (Ogilvie-Grant, 1910) – the island of Hainan (off southeast China)
  • H. s. petersi (Delacour, 1934) – central Laos and north central Vietnam
  • H. s. soror (Wardlaw-Ramsay, RG, 1881) – south Laos and central and south Vietnam
  • H. s. flynnstonei (Rozendaal, 1993) – east Thailand and south Cambodia

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pittidae
Genus
Hydrornis
Species
Hydrornis soror

Common names

  • Thai: นกแต้วแล้วใหญ่หัวสีน้ำเงิน

Subspecies

  • Pitta soror annamensis

  • Pitta soror soror, Robert George Wardlaw Ramsay, 1881

Synonyms

  • Hydrornis soror, Robert George Wardlaw Ramsay (1881)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (ONEP)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BCST)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Blue-rumped pitta, Hydrornis soror in Thailand
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Hydrornis soror in Thailand