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Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Taxonomic source(s)
Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,790,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 2,860,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be fairly common (Lambert and Woodcock 1996).

Trend justification: This species is not reliant on primary forest, is fairly tolerant of habitat alteration and survives well in secondary habitats. However it is commonly caught for the cagebird trade and is hunted locally in Thailand (del Hoyo et al. 2003).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Australia V Extant
Brunei N Extant
Cambodia N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant
Christmas Island (to Australia) V Extant
Hong Kong (China) V Extant
India N Extant
Indonesia N Extant
Laos N Extant Yes
Malaysia N Extant
Myanmar N Extant
Philippines N Extant
Singapore N Extant
Thailand N Extant
Vietnam N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Laos Phou Dendin
Cambodia Ang Tropeang Thmor
Laos Attapu Plain
Laos Xe Khampho / Xe Pian
Laos Dong Khanthung
Cambodia Western Siem Pang
Laos Xe Kong Plains
Laos Upper Xe Kaman
Cambodia Upper Srepok Catchment
Laos Siphandon
Cambodia Phnom Bokor
Cambodia Mondulkiri - Kratie Lowlands
Cambodia Snoul / Keo Sema / O Reang
Vietnam Chu Prong
Vietnam Kon Cha Rang
Vietnam Dakrong
Vietnam Phong Nha
Vietnam Yok Don
Vietnam Dak Dam
Vietnam Ya Lop
Vietnam Chu M'lanh
Vietnam Cat Loc
Vietnam Nam Cat Tien
Thailand Doi Chiang Dao
Thailand Huai Kha Khaeng
Thailand Kaeng Krachan
Thailand Khao Laem
Thailand Khao Soi Dao
Thailand Khao Yai
Thailand Mae Wong
Thailand Thung Yai - Naresuan

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable passage
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pitta moluccensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021.