Banded pitta, scientifically known as Hydrornis irena is belongs to the family Pittidae. It can grow up to 23 cm. Both sexes have a clearly visible broad yellow supercilium which grades into the deep orange on the nape. They are also have a black central crown stripe, broad eye lines, a golden brown mantle, deep blue tail, white streaks on its wings and throat with a yellowish tinge on the sides of its neck. To differentiate both sexes, the male entire underparts are covered by dark blue with orange bands across the breast. Meanwhile, the female entire underparts are marked with narrower buff brown and black bands. H. irena forages in the ground storeys either singly or in pairs. This species is locally common at low elevations found in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and Java. [Source: MyBis]
These series of the Malayan banded pitta images was taken during my trip to Kedah in February 2022.
Name: Malayan banded pitta (male)
Scientific: Hydrornis irena
Malay: Burung Pacat Belang Malaya / Burung Pacat Berjalur
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Near Threatened
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