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Fairy Pitta

Pitta nympha Temminck & Schlegel, 1850

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Frank Lambert 2014-06-15 Dongzhai Nature Reserve (disused road through forest), Henan Province, Henan (China) (280 m) song -

One of the two birds on XC183002, which flew in at least 100m in response to playback.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

183003
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Anon Torimi 2018-06-02 Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (Japan) (? m) song -

Only after removal of the lowest frequency noise by equalization. The nature of repeated notes at 2 kHz (such as starting at 1:32) is unclear. Also produced by Pitta nympha? This bird is also present in the background of XC418577.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

418573
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Scott R-S Lin 2013-05-10 Linnei Township, Yunlin County, Nantou (Taiwan) (240 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

133127
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Scott R-S Lin 2013-05-08 Yanping Township, Taitung County, Taitung (Taiwan) (200 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

133003
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Scott R-S Lin 2013-04-29 Jiji Township, Nantou County, Nantou (Taiwan) (300 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

132168
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Patrick Blake 2014-05-24 Mudeungsan National Park, Ullim-dong, Gwangju, Gwangju (South Korea) (440 m) male, song -

Recorded using LG Optimus smartphone. The bird was heard singing multiple times in a large valley in Mudeungsan National Park. I was finally able to locate the bird near a small mountain stream; despite being directly under it at one point, I was not able to visually locate the bird. The habitat was mountain forest, primarily deciduous with some evergreen. A shallow, medium-flowing mountain stream was nearby; lots of canopy cover with some knee-height underbrush. I do not know how many records of fairy pitta exist for the Gwangju area, but this species should be considered quite rare for this location, and was truly an unexpected surprise to come across.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

179391
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Qin Huang 2013-05-18 Daqing Valley, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, Zhejiang (China) (110 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:yes

304043
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Scott R-S Lin 2013-04-30 Linnei Township, Yunlin County, Nantou (Taiwan) (190 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:yes

132166
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Qin Huang 2013-05-18 Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, Zhejiang (China) (110 m) song - [sono] 303934
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Anon Torimi 2018-06-02 Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (Japan) (? m) song -

Same as XC418573 after weak amplification around the frequency and slight suppression of other frequencies.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

418574
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Anon Torimi 2018-10-20 Nakaikemi Wetland, Tsuruga-shi, Fukui Prefecture, Tsuruga (Japan) (60 m) song -

Voice from the forest next to the wetlands. The ID appears to be okay from the voice characteristics though fall migration of this species is almost unknown. After rain in the morning.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

439610
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Qin Huang 2014-06-04 Heishiding NR, Zhaoqing Shi, Guangdong Sheng, Guangdong (China) (380 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

304213
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Qin Huang 2013-05-18 Daqing Valley, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, Zhejiang (China) (110 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:yes

304044
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Ko Chie-Jen (Jerome) 2014-06-04 Xinshi District, Tainan City, Tainan (pre-2010) (Taiwan) (40 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

283131
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Guy Kirwan 2017-05-02 Jiuliushan NR, Jiangxi, Jiangxi (China) (400 m) song -

Very distant singing bird on a ridgeline; my co-observers who walked to the bird reported that it was perched well above head height in a tree.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

382134
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Qin Huang 2013-05-18 Daqing Valley, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, Zhejiang (China) (110 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:yes

304042
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Frank Lambert 2014-06-15 Dongzhai Nature Reserve (disused road through forest), Henan Province, Henan (China) (280 m) call -

Two different individuals, either a pair or two birds in adjacent territories, calling in response to playback (I had heard them calling a few minutes beforehand). They were in forest at the edge of a naturally-shaded tree plantation, among large trees. The following day, in better weather, there was no sign of either bird.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

183002
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Scott RS Lin 2013-05-02 Zhongliao Township, Nantou County, Nantou (Taiwan) (240 m) song -

The song is not typical, with only one note.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:yes

132175
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Anon Torimi 2016-06-21 Shiga Prefecture, Japan (Japan) (? m) song -

Noise of rain drops. Slight noise reduction and amplification around the frequencies.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

323310
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Anon Torimi 2018-06-02 Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (Japan) (? m) song -

Distant and background species are louder. I didn't confirm the nature of repeated low drums (varied tit?).

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

418576
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Frank Lambert 2014-05-01 nr Huben, Douliu City, Yunlin County (approx site), Yunlin (Taiwan) (180 m) song -

[Playback by photographers near a nest, not by me]

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

188359
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Anon Torimi 1998-06-10 Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (Japan) (? m) song -

Same recording as XC190378. Probably in movement. Noisy environment and distant. Learned a better way of removing the noise, and the voice is now well audible! I don't know how to replace the sound file, and leave the earlier one untouched. Please advise.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

193211
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Anon Torimi 2018-06-02 Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (Japan) (? m) song -

Starting with repeated notes (of this species?). See also XC418573.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

418575
xeno-canto.org
Fairy Pitta - Pitta nympha Tsai-Yu Wu 10-05-2011 Maple Lake, Huben Village, Douliu City, Yunlin County, Taiwan, Nantou (Taiwan) (216 m) Song (C) -   81231
xeno-canto.org
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