Blue Winged Pitta found dead

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On 29th April 2007, Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS found a dead adult Blue Winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis). It was lying on the grass next his guest bedroom windows at Canning Garden in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. The windows were then closed.

“We have spotted this pitta a number of times in the past six years in our urban garden. This time (in 2007) we were surprised to find an adult bird dead in the garden despite looking in prime of health.

“Some views of the bird (top, above) as well as a few feathers we took to remember the pitta by. We buried it in our garden.

“Fortunately we still see the Blue-winged Pitta in our garden almost every migration season – alive!”

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4 Responses

  1. Howard Banwell

    What beautiful colours this Pitta has

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  2. I don’t mean to sound insensitive or rude, but I heard the Raffles Museum does taxidermy, and my first thought was that it would be beautiful if they could preserve it.

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  3. Yes, RMBR does take birds that end up dead when they crash against glass windows. However, this pitta crashed in Malaysia, in 2007.

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  4. […] wife and I gave it a burial in our garden (along with the Blue Winged Pitta from April 2007) and said a simple prayer. I prayed for the mate that will be missing the […]

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