Species of Thailand
Thai: นกแต้วแล้วใหญ่หัวสีน้ำตาล, nok taewlaew yai hua see namtaan
Binomial name: Pitta oatesi, Allan Octavian Hume, 1873
The rusty-naped pitta (Hydrornis oatesi) is a species of bird in the family Pittidae.
The male has a deep brown head and underparts with dull green wings. It has a well defined black stripe behind the eyes. The female is duller than the male, with brownish tingeing on the wings and vague dark scaling on the lower throat.
The species was originally described by amateur ornithologist Allan Octavian Hume in 1790. Four subspecies are currently recognised. H. o. oatesi is found from Myanmar to north-eastern Laos and south-eastern Thailand. H. o. castaneiceps is found from southern China to central Laos and north-western Vietnam. H. o. bolovenensis is found in southern Laos and Vietnam. H. o. deborah is found in central Peninsular Malaysia.
Distribution and Habitat
The rusty-naped pitta is found in China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical, tropical moist montane forests and bamboo forests. It is typically found from above 800m.
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- Pitta oatesi
- Thai: นกแต้วแล้วใหญ่หัวสีน้ำตาล, nok taewlaew yai hua see namtaan
Pitta oatesi bolovenensis, Jean Théodore Delacour, 1932
Range: South Laos and South Annam
Pitta oatesi castaneiceps, Jean Théodore Delacour & Pierre Jabouille, 1930
Range: South China (South Yunnan) to South Laos and N/W Vietnam
Pitta oatesi deborah, Ben F. King, 1978
Pitta oatesi oatesi, Allan Octavian Hume, 1873
Range: Myanmar, Laos and Thailand
- Hydrornis oatesi, Allan Octavian Hume (1873)
- Pitta oatesi
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Lang
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Doi Phu Kha National Park
- Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
- Mae Wong National Park
- Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
- Nam Nao National Park
- Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
- Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phu Suan Sai National Park
Range map of Pitta oatesi in Thailand
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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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