Mangrove Pitta

Pitta megarhncha

About the Mangrove pitta

This beautiful bird was discovered in 1863. They live in Bangladesh, Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and in Sundarbans of India. Mangrove pittas consume mollusks and insects. They breed during the months of April to August.

Near threatened

These birds are near threatened because their habitat has been being cleared for fuel wood, charcoal production,construction materials, development of fish and shrimp ponds and because of poaching.

How can we stop this?

There are several protected areas that the mangrove pitta live in, such as Sundarbans National Park. People could stop poaching these birds and clean up better after construction .

Works cited

"Support the." The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.

"HBW Alive." Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. N.p., n.d. Web.