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Pitta megarhyncha Schlegel, 1863 – Mangrove Pitta

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


Aves > Passeriformes > Pittidae > Pitta


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Pitta megarhyncha Schlegel, 1863 – Mangrove Pitta. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1260/Pitta-megarhyncha
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