The Pitta: the Holy Grail of birdwatchers, the most coveted of all twitches. Birds said to have plumages which shine like prized gemstones, living jewelry which adorns the breast of Mother Nature.

Yet the pitta remains among the most elusive of forest species. Highly secretive and skulking, pittas possess the stealth of a ninja, the elusiveness of a spy and the invisibility of a ghost.

Thailand is blessed to play home to 13 species. However, one is thought to have been extirpated, a second nearing extinction and two more deep in the endangered lists. Keeping the rest off the Redlist will require the implementation of sound conservation principles paired with tireless conservation on the part of the private and government sectors.

One thought on “Pitta!

  1. I really like your pita photos. Do you use flashlight for the pitaphotos?
    I change my camera system. In July I lost my equipment, Canon MK II and 500mm Is
    in Afrika. Now I bought Sony a7III and Sony 200-600mm. Thailand will be the country where I try this system,
    I already know the autofokus is much better than Canon


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