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  • Photograph of Steere's Pitta

    A stunning Steere's Pitta in Rajah Sikatuna National Park on the island of Bohol in the Philippines by Dubi Shapiro.

    PITTAS

    The destinations listed and linked below are the ones we believe are the best in the world to see pittas.

    If there are any other destinations you think should be on the list then please Email us.

    The destinations are listed alphabetically. For more details click on the destination name.

    For more specific types of birds see those linked below ...

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  • 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.

    Philippines
    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.

    Vietnam
    Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pittas, plus a chance of Blue, Blue-naped and Eared.