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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

birding at java island

2th - 11th may 2008



fantastic trip to java with ck recently and managed to see many lifers that is endemic to the island at bogor garden and gede pangrango national park which is about 3 hours drive from jakarta international airport.

some of the common birds found at bogor garden such as during ou:
  • sooty-headed bulbul
  • bar-winged prinia
  • scarlet-headed flowerpecker and
  • coppersmith barbet
  • collared kingfisher
bogor garden


rain in the afternoon almost everyday


black-crowned night heron at its roosting site in the garden


horsfield's bronze cuckoo seen from the firman pensione balcony


then spent few nights at cibodas where we stayed at freddy's homestay and birded along the hot spring and waterfalls trails. some of the interesting birds was seen at the national park such as :
  • pygmy tit - so small !
  • javan grey-throated white-eye
  • javan hawk-eagle
  • oriental white eye - 2 forms occurred here
  • lesser forktail
  • white-bibbed babbler
  • cresent-chested babbler
  • javan fulvetta
  • chestnut-fronted shrike-babbler
  • brown-throated barbet
  • red junglefowl - a pair on the 1st morning
  • spotted kestrel - 3 birds seen at the waterfall
  • javan tesia - much bigger and active than the bornean stubtail
  • rusty-breasted cuckoo - heard daily
  • fire-tufted barbet - along the hotspring trail
  • sunda bulbul
  • striated swallow
  • tawny-breasted parrotfinch
  • grey tit - common around cibodas garden
  • yellow-throated hanging parrot
  • javan kingfisher - on my last day at the golf course hahaha :p and many thanks to indra for the tips :)
  • oriental cuckoo - heard daily
  • black-banded barbet - heard daily too

javan kingfisher (endemic)


sunda blue robin


flame-fronted barbet (endemic)


sooty-headed bulbul


orange-spotted bulbul (endemic)


blood-breasted flowerpecker (endemic)


ashy drongo


planning to visit bogor again with my whole family and im impressed with the hospitality of the peoples and the pretty smiles from the girls hahaha :)

digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn adapter and fujifilm f31d

1 comment:

a^T04 said...

tanteknyer gambar2 ni sme...
sejuk mata memandang