Species of Thailand
Thai: นกแต้วแล้วยักษ์, nok taewlaew yak
Binomial name: Pitta caerulea, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822
The giant pitta (Hydrornis caeruleus) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family.
Distribution and habitat
The giant pitta is native to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. It inhabits primary and tall secondary forests 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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- Pitta caerulea
- Thai: นกแต้วแล้วยักษ์, nok taewlaew yak
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)
Range map of Pitta caerulea in Thailand
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