Native Animals

Hydrornis baudii

Blue-headed Pitta
VU
Vulnerable
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2017
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SSN 52328
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Adult (Male)
Adult (Male)
Adult (Female)

Description

The blue-headed pitta or scientifically known as Hydrornis baudii, is a small-sized, brightly coloured pitta measuring up to 17 cm in length. It has a typical small blue tail and both sexes show dimorphism. The male has a glittering blue crown, black cheeks, reddish-brown mantle and black wings that are marked with white. The male also has a white throat with deep violet blue underparts whereas the female is differentiated by its fulvous-buff crown, buff underparts and dull rufous upperparts. It has a unique way to hunt its preys by turning over leaves with a rapid jerk of the beak. This species is endemic to Borneo, occurring in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia and is found in lowland primary rainforest near and along the rivers flying up to 600 m in elevation. It is a scarce resident in East Malaysia. As the area of lowland forest is losing owing to illegal logging and land conversion, the blue-headed pitta is under the category of Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List (BirdLife International, 2017).

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
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Resident
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2017 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
3.1
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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  • Environment
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  • 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
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  • PM
Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Meor Amran Bin Meor Zulkifilee (Mr.)
Birdgroup Taman Negara (BGTN)
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Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Rahmah Binti Ilias (Mrs.)
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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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. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  2. Tan, K.K., Nurfarhana-Hizan, H. & Abdul Razak, M.N.R. (2020). Threatened Bird Species of Malaysia. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 42. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  3. Hazebroek, H.P., Adlin, T.Z. & Sinun, W. (2011). Danum Valley: The Rain Forest. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Malaysia. pp. 615.
  4. Francis, C.M. (1998). A Pocket Guide To The Birds of Borneo, Third Edition. The Sabah Society, Malaysia.
  5. Myers, S. (2009). A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Simon Papps, Singapore. pp. 272.
  6. Jeyarajasingam, A., Norhayati, A., Yasser, M.A. & Ilias, R. (2016). Burung-burung Malaysia : Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Penerbit UKM, Bangi, Malaysia. pp. 165. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) | eBook (EPUB) ]
  7. Phillipps, Q. (2014). Phillipps' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. Third Edition. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom. pp. 337, 372.
Online
  1. Avibase - the world bird database. Retrieved January 10, 2017, from http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/
  2. BirdLife International. Retrieved June 07, 2016, from http://www.birdlife.org/
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved November 30, 2016, from http://www.iucnredlist.org
  4. Southeast Asian deforestation more extensive than thought, study finds. Retrieved July 20, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/wildtech/2018/07/southeast-asian-deforestation-more-extensive-than-thought-study-finds/ — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

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