Native Animals

Erythropitta granatina

Garnet Pitta
NT
Near Threatened
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 52322
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Erythropitta granatina or commonly called Garnet Pitta belongs to the family Pittidae. Garnet pitta can grow up to 18 cm and has a black forehead, throat and cheeks. The mantle and wings colour are dark electric violet-blue. There is bright iridescent pale blue colour along its wing coverts, a narrow line below its hind crown, rump, upper tail coverts and wash on its upper breast. It has a bright red crown, nape and underparts. This species occurs from south Tenasserim, Myanmar through the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo. However, it was locally extinct in Singapore since 1949 (Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012). The population declines due to the loss and degradation of lowland rainforest. 

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Terrestrial → Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest
Suitable Resident
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Resident
3
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Swamp Forest
Suitable Resident
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
3.1
2013 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A
2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A

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Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Farah Shafawati Mohd Taib (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
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Birdgroup Taman Negara (BGTN)
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Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Yeap Chin Aik (Mr.)
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Book
  1. MNS Bird Conservation Council. 2015. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition, Issue/No. . Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  2. Francis, C.M. (1998). A Pocket Guide To The Birds of Borneo, Third Edition, Issue/No. . The Sabah Society, Malaysia.
  3. Gumal, M.T., Hon, J. & Kong, D. (2008). Birds and Bats of Loagan Bunut National Park Sarawak, Malaysia, Issue/No. 11. Peat Swamp Forest Project, UNDP/GEF Funded (MAL/99/G31) in collaboration with the Sarawak Forest Department and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Malaysia. pp. 1-105.
  4. Hazebroek, H.P., Adlin, T.Z. & Sinun, W. (2011). Danum Valley: The Rain Forest, Issue/No. . Natural History Publications (Borneo), Malaysia. pp. 615.
  5. Jamaludin, H., Yatim, H.S.H., Abu Hashim, A.K., Saaban, S., Hassan, H., Othman, A. & Mohd Nor, D.H. (2007). Avifauna: Taman Negara: Senarai Spesies, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Malaysia. pp. 44.
  6. Jeyarajasingam, A., Norhayati, A., Yasser, M.A. & Ilias, R. (2016). Burung-burung Malaysia : Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS), Issue/No. . Penerbit UKM, Bangi, Malaysia. pp. 165. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
  7. Myers, S. (2009). A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Issue/No. . Simon Papps, Singapore. pp. 272.
  8. Omar, R. (2018). Birds of the Forests of Peninsular Malaysia: A Photographic Guide, Issue/No. . Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, Malaysia. pp. 351.
  9. Rajendran, S. & Jeyarajasingam, A. (2021). Malaysian Birds - A Glimpse, Issue/No. . Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Malaysia. pp. 1-335.
  10. Rosla, M. (2014). Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia: Hak Milik Kita Yang Terlepas Pandang, Volume 2, Issue/No. . Red Door To Hunt, Malaysia. pp. 359.
  11. Shaharuddin, M.I., Che, H.H., Mohd. Puat, Dahalan, Jalil, M.S., Norhaidi, Y. & Latiff, A. (2005). Hutan Simpan Ulu Muda, Kedah: Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal Dan Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 310.
  12. Jeyarajasingam, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore 2nd Edition, Issue/No. . Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 449.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Photo credit :- Koay Zhong Ying, Mohd Rosmadi Hassan, Mohd Suhaimi Bin Mohd Yusof, Rosli Omar & uzair ar

Species Citation :- Erythropitta granatina. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/52322. [Retrieved 02 July 2022].

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