Pitta megarhyncha Schlegel, 1863 - Mangrove Pitta

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


Photo Gallery and Species Biology


This species is uncommon. It inhabits coastal mangroves and freshwater swamp forests in India (mainly West Bengal), Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. It nests during May-June (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to mangriove clearance for agriculture (BirdLife International 2016).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2016. Pitta megarhyncha . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22698691A93697903. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22698691A93697903.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pitta megarhyncha Schlegel, 1863 – Mangrove Pitta. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/pitta-megarhyncha, accessed 2024/06/25.