The Amazing Colors of Malayan Banded Pitta



This is one of three separate species of banded pittas that were lumped together as one. Due to their vocal and visual differences the species were in recent times split. The Malayan banded pitta (Hydrornis irena) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. The bird can be found in Thailand, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. It was previously considered conspecific with the Bornean and Javan banded pittas. Together, they were referenced as the banded, but this is recently split species is listed as near threatened on the basis that the constant destruction of its habitats and capture for the illegal bird trade are suspected to be driving a moderately rapid decline in its population. More research is needed into the impact of these threats, the results of which could influence its Red List status. 20-23 cm.
Moreover, the gorgeous and amazingly colored Pitta species male has black crown and broad mask, with wide bright yellow supercilium, becoming flame orange on the nape. The underparts are deep blue, save for orange barring on the breast sides. Moreover upperparts plain chestnut-brown; rump and tail deep blue. The beautiful wings are blackish-brown with a white spot in the primaries and some white in the outer secondary’s. The median and greater coverts are broadly tipped white. The chin and throat are also white. However, female birds are similar except for white underparts with fine black barring, and juveniles and immature have bold, pure white spotting on the upper wing coverts. It is called as locally common, though now infrequent in Thailand and decidedly local in Sumatra, though the population size has not been quantified and further research is required.

The species’ population is suspected to be undergoing a reasonably rapid decline owing primarily to on-going deforestation and hunting for trade. The species inhabits lowland floodplain forest, but is also found at higher elevations, maybe up to c.1,500 m. Indeed, it appears to depend on to a large extent on lowland evergreen forest and swamp forest. It favors the interior of primary forest, but is also found in secondary forest, although observations recommend that it does not persevere well in altered habitats. Its diet perhaps comprises invertebrates and berries, which it forages for on the ground and in understory vegetation. Breeding probably takes place throughout the year.

In spite of some apparent tolerance of habitat alteration, it is threatened by forest loss and degradation, apparently driven by timber extraction and agricultural expansion, as well as capture for the illegal bird trade either through trapping or nest-raiding. The bird is now considered rare in Thailand, where the majority lowland forest has been logged. Moreover, a same situation is existing in Malaysia, where the bird has been almost disappeared from Panti Forest Reserve since 1994. The species come about in a number of protected areas across its outsized range, including Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary (Thailand), Taman Negara National Park (Malaysia) and Way Kambas National Park (Sumatra). No other targeted conservation actions are recognized for this species. 
















The Band-tailed Manakin

The Band-tailed Manakin is a species of bird in the pipridae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia,Brazil, Paraguay and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest.

Many-Coloured Rush Tyrant

The many-coloured rush tyrant is a small passerine bird of South America belonging to the tyrant flycatcher family. It is the only member of the genus Tachuris and its relationships with the other members of the family are uncertain. It inhabits marshland and reedbeds around lakes and rivers. It is particularly associated with stands of Scirpus. The nest is built among plant stems.

Scientific name: Tachuris rubrigastra
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Tachuris

Asian Golden Weaver Male

The Asian golden weaver (Ploceus hypoxanthus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Painted Bunting

The painted bunting is a species of bird in the Cardinal family, Cardinalidae, that is native to North America.
Scientific name: Passerina ciris
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Eastern Painted Bunting
Higher classification: Passerina

Red Avadavat Bird

The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.

Scientific name: Amandava amandava
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Amandava

Azure-Winged Magpie

The azure-winged magpie is a bird in the crow family. It is 31–35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the Eurasian magpie but is more slender with proportionately smaller legs and bill. It belongs to the genus Cyanopica.

It has a glossy black top to the head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in colour with the wings and the feathers of the long (16–20 cm) tail are an azure blue. It inhabits various types of coniferous (mainly pine) and broadleaf forest, including parks and gardens in the eastern populations.

Scientific name: Cyanopica cyanus
Rank: Species

Greater Blue-eared Glossy- Starling Bird

The greater blue-eared starling or greater blue-eared glossy-starling is a bird that breeds from Senegal east to Ethiopia and south through eastern Africa to northeastern South Africa and Angola. It is a very common species of open woodland bird, and undertakes some seasonal migration.

Scientific name: Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Lamprotornis

Wang Bliss Birds

English name : King Birds-of-paradise, A very solitary bird , very faithful to the love , if partner die, will hunger strike to death, and whenever there is migratory bird of paradise , he will launch when , birds lead the way , is a growth in , Papua New Guinea,quite.

The Guinea Turaco

The Guinea turaco (Tauraco persa), also known as the green turaco,. It is found in forests of West and Central Africa, ranging from Senegal east to DR Congo and south to northern Angola. It lays two eggs in a tree platform nest. This species is a common in climax forest with plentiful tall trees. It feeds on fruit and blossoms.

The Vivid Green Magpie,



The most beautiful green magpie (Scientists name is Cissa Chinensis,) is a member of the crow family, approximately about the size of the Eurasian jay or a touch smaller. The magpie is a vivid green in color, marginally lighter on the underside and has a thick black stripe from the bill to the nape. The bird is compared to the other members of its genus; the white-tipped tail is fairly long. This all contrasts vividly with the red fleshy eye rims, bill and legs. 

The wings are reddish maroon.  Well, the bird can be found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and northwestern Borneo in evergreen forest including bamboo forest, clearings and scrub. The Magpie bird naturally searching food both on the ground and in trees, and takes a very high percentage of animal prey from myriad invertebrates, small reptiles, mammals and young birds and eggs. It will also take flesh from a carcass. The bird naturally built nests in trees, large shrubs and every so often in tangles of different climbing vines. Moreover, the nests usually four to six eggs laid. Moreover, the bird voice is quite varied but frequently a harsh peep-peep. It also likes to frequently whistles and chatters. The Green Magpie is classified as Least Concern, but it does not fall in more at risk category. The Green Magpie is widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.


Whiskered Treeswift

The whiskered treeswift (Hemiprocne comata) is a species of bird in the Hemiprocnidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise

The Wilson's bird-of-paradise is a species of passerine bird of the family Paradisaeidae. An Indonesian endemic, the Wilson's bird-of-paradise is distributed to the hill and lowland rainforests of Waigeo and Batanta Islands off West Papua. 

Turquoise-Browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa)

A colourful, medium-sized bird of the motmot family, Momotidae. It inhabits Central America from south-east Mexico (mostly the Yucat√°n Peninsula), to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened. It lives in fairly open habitats such as forest edge, gallery forest and scrubland. It is more conspicuous than other motmots, often perching in the open on wires and fences. From these perches it scans for prey, such as insects and small reptiles. White eggs (3–6) are laid in a long tunnel nest in an earth bank or sometimes in a quarry or fresh-water well. Its name originates from the turquoise color of its brow.

European Goldfinch

The European goldfinch or goldfinch, is a small passerine bird in the finch family.

Scientific name: Carduelis carduelis
Higher classification: Carduelis
Rank: Species

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

The Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and in some populations a black and rufous plumage while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. They feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.

Painted Bunting

The painted bunting is a species of bird in the Cardinal family, Cardinalidae, that is native to North America.
Scientific name: Passerina ciris
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Eastern Painted Bunting
Higher classification: Passerina

Diederik Cuckoo

The diederik cuckoo, formerly dideric cuckoo or didric cuckoo, and sometimes called Diederik's cuckoo, is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, and the hoatzin.
Scientific name: Chrysococcyx caprius
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Chrysococcyx

Asian Golden Weaver Male

The Asian golden weaver (Ploceus hypoxanthus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.