A stunning Steere's Pitta in Rajah Sikatuna National Park on the island of Bohol in the Philippines by Dubi Shapiro.
The destinations listed and linked below are the ones we believe are the best in the world to see pittas.
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The destinations are listed alphabetically. For more details click on the destination name.
For more specific types of birds see those linked below ...
Borneo - Malaysia
Three endemics; Black-and-crimson (Black-headed), Blue-banded and Blue-headed, plus (Bornean) Banded, Hooded and even a chance of Giant, all of which help make this A Top Ten Destination.
Halmahera (and Sulawesi) - Indonesia
Halmahera is home to the spectacular endemic Ivory-breasted Pitta while Red-bellied occurs on Sulawesi.
Malay Peninsula - Malaysia
Garnet, Mangrove and arguably the most beautiful (irena) subspecies of Banded Pitta, plus an outside chance of Rusty-naped.
Steere’s and Whiskered Pittas.
Sumatra - Indonesia
Two endemics; Graceful and Schneider's, plus arguably the most beautiful (irena) subspecies of Banded Pitta.
Thailand - Southern
Blue, Mangrove and arguably the most beautiful (irena) subspecies of Banded Pitta, plus a chance of Eared and Hooded, and an outside chance of the now very rarely seen Gurney's.
Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pittas, plus a chance of Blue, Blue-naped and Eared.