Monthly Archives: July 2013
Recently, the Giant Pitta and Blue-banded Pitta are very active, both of these pittas are very rare and most serious birders from the worldwide are looking for it. Especially Giant Pitta, it is a near threatened species. Now, there are 2 adult male and 1 juvenile male was found in the same trail. Whereas Blue-banded Pitta is “The Jewel Of Borneo” , it is beautiful, unique, scarce and rare. Apart of the above two unique scarce and rare species, you also have a chance to find the Black-crowned Pitta, Blue-headed Pitta and Bornean Banded Pitta. Those are the endemic to Borneo especially Black-crowned Pitta, if we say Blue-banded Pitta is “The Jewel Of Borneo” then Black-crowned Pitta should be “The Jewel Of Sabah”, it is the only pitta strictly found in Sabah.
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A Giant Pitta with a juvenile was found in a Sabah tropical jungle.
GIANT PITTA (Pitta caerulea) is scarce and patchily distributed within its range, and is likely to have a moderately small global population, which is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly as a result of deforestation throughout much of its range. It is therefore considered Near Threatened.
A Borneo species GIANT PITTA (Adult male hosei) with a male juvenile was found in lowland dipterocarp forest, Sabah, Malaysia. It is rare and very elusive endemic subspecies in Borneo. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=408440315942342&set=pcb.408441125942261&type=1&theater