French: Brève migratrice German: Nymphenpitta Spanish: Pita ninfa
Temminck and Schlegel
E & SE China, S Korea (Jeju I and perhaps SW peninsula), S Japan (S Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu) and Taiwan; winters S to Borneo.
16–20 cm; 67·5–155 g. Adult has top of head chestnut with black median stripe, pale buffish supercilium, broad black band from lores and below eye to nape... read more
Clear whistle, “kwah-he-wwa-wu”, similar to that of P. moluccensis but longer... read more
In S Korea and Japan prefers moist lowland and foothill forest with dense undergrowth, especially... read more
Food and feeding
Beetles, ants, centipedes (Chilopoda) and snails reported. A pair studied in Taiwan fed nestlings almost solely on earthworms. In captivity... read more
Season May–Jul in Japan and Taiwan, Jun in SE China (Guangxi) and May–Jun in Korea. Domed nest up to 45 cm wide (in one case... read more
Long-distance migrant; non-breeders present in Borneo mid Oct to Mar. Movements poorly understood;... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Rare; global population probably no more than a few thousand individuals. Protected by law throughout breeding range; occurs in several protected areas... read more
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