Species of Thailand
Hydrornis caeruleus, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822
(In Thai: นกแต้วแล้วยักษ์)
The giant pitta (Hydrornis caeruleus) is a species of bird in the family Pittidae.
Distribution and habitat
The giant pitta is native to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. It inhabits primary and tall secondary forest at elevations of up to 1, 200 m. It appears to prefer densely vegetated, swampy areas, but has infrequently been reported from drier and secondary vegetation.
The species is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN. Total population size is unknown, but it is believed to be scarce to rare, and thought to be under pressure from rapid forest loss in its native habitat.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Hydrornis caeruleus
- Thai: นกแต้วแล้วยักษ์
Pitta caerulea caerulea, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822
Range: South Myanmar, South Thailand, Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
Pitta caerulea hosei, Edward Charles Stuart Baker, 1918
- Hydrornis caeruleus, Thomas Stamford Raffles (1822)
- Pitta caerulea
Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)
Near Threatened (BirdLife)