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Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha



Family: Pittidae (Pittas)

Authority: Temminck & Schlegel, 1850

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This beautiful pitta qualifies as Vulnerable because its population is suspected to be in rapid decline owing to deforestation in its breeding range, principally for agriculture and timber, locally compounded by trapping for the cagebird trade.



Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 2,990,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Pitta nympha. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.