The Mangrove Pitta experience

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“While birding at the Air Hitam Dalam Recreational Forest in Penang, Malaysia, our group came across a rather confiding Mangrove Pitta (Pitta megarhyncha) that was calling quite persistently from the freshwater swamp forest. During the breeding season, this species can be rather confiding at times and this particular individual gave us prolonged clear views when it alighted on exposed perches in the vicinity. It has a tendency to perch and call at the mid-level of the forest. At one time during our observation, it even alighted momentarily on the rope railings of the boardwalk that cuts through the swamp forest.”

Choy Wai Mun
25th April 2009

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