Native Animals

Hydrornis irena

Malayan Banded-pitta
NT
Near Threatened
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 52325
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Description

The Malayan banded pitta, Hydrornis irena is a small-sized pitta measuring up to 23 cm. It is an attractive and strikingly coloured pitta with both sexes showing some dimorphism. The male has a black crown and broad mask and the broad bright yellow supercilium appears to become flame orange on the nape. The underparts are deep blue with orange barring on the breast while the upperparts are plain chestnut-brown. The blackish-brown wings have white spots in the primaries and in the outer secondaries while the rump and tail are deep blue in colour. In contrast, the female is almost alike to the male but the underparts are white with fine black barring. For juveniles, the upper wing coverts have bold, pure white spotting. This pitta feeds mainly on insects like caterpillars, termites, ants, cockroaches, also snails and earthworms.

The Malayan banded pitta occurs in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The habitat for this pitta is the primary forest near limestone cliff and in the secondary forest. The population is decreasing moderately rapid, threatened by forest loss and degradation, and illegal bird trading. Thus, it has been categorised as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List. 

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
3.1

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Protected Areas
  • Wildlife Trade
  • PM
Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife Trade
  • PM
Farah Shafawati Mohd Taib (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Rodents
  • Treeshrews
  • Squirrels
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecosystems
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Meor Amran Bin Meor Zulkifilee (Mr.)
Birdgroup Taman Negara (BGTN)
  • Birds
  • Business
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • Tourism
  • PM
Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Amphibians
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Awareness
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Landscape
  • Law and Policy
  • Management
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Systematics
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
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  • Climate Change
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Rahmah Binti Ilias (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Protected Areas
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  • PM
Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Spiders
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
  • W
Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Protected Areas
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
  • W
Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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