Blue-winged Pitta flew into a house in Malaysia

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This Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) flew into Kay Hwa‘s house at 0700 hours on 4th October 2011. It was caught and immediately released.

The house is in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia (Google map coordinates: 3.035055, 101.648533; +3° 2′ 6.20″, +101° 38’ 54.72). According to Kay Hwa, “My house is 5 rows from the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve (In Malaysia we also have another Ayer Hitam, at Penang). Yesterday morning the pitta flew into my house on my way out to work at 7am. We caught it and let it go. Guess must be from the forest behind.”

The bird must have lost its way somewhat, flying into the house. Blue-winged Pittas are residents as well as migrants in Peninsular Malaysia.

Kay Hwa
October 2011


One Response

  1. Tou Jing Yi

    More likely a migrant, at 0700 they are probably ending their migration and landed there. Luckily its not a collision like how it usually ends up with when it comes near to urban houses.


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