Saturday, March 29, 2008

Search for the Fairy Pitta wintering area

The location of the Fairy Pitta's wintering area remains somewhat of a mystery. It has long presumed to be the island of Borneo but in reality that is somewhat of an educated guess. There are a handful of confirmed winter Fairy Pitta sightings from Borneo so it would appear that at least some Fairy Pitta are present during winter.

Dr Lin Reuy-shing of the Taiwan Endemic Research Institute is presently in Sarawak, Borneo, following up on a November 2007 Fairy Pitta sighting made in the area of the Matang Wildlife Centre. We wish him success and eagerly await word of how he's been getting on.

Update !
See: Fairy Pitta wintering area mystery continues

Also see:
Australia's first Fairy Pitta and a winter sighting on Borneo

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