Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 5, 2019

Sulawesi Tengah 2

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Tentena 2

This morning I hired a motor bike and went along the same road as yesterday. Nothing new but a couple of nice pictures.

Brown-throated Sunbird - male


Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes Malacensis) – male

Brown-throated Sunbird -   Female or juvenile


Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes Malacensis)

Female or juvenile.

Purple Heron


Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Buff-banded Rail


Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

See the baby in the bottom left. In the sawah at edge of Danau Poso.

Collared Kingfisher


Collared Kingfisher ( Todiramphus chloris)

I do not think it is funny.

Common Kingfisher


Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis)

Yellow-sided Flowerpecker


Yellow-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum aureolimbatum)

White-shouldered Triller


White-shouldered Triller (Lalage sueurii)

Slender-billed Crow


Slender-billed Crow (Corvus enca)

Tentena bird list

Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)
Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes Malacensis)
Chestnut Munia
Scaly-breasted Munia
White-breasted Waterhen
Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis)
Collared Kingfisher ( Todiramphus chloris)
Little Egret
Javan Pond Heron
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)
Slender-billed Crow (Corvus enca)
Sooty-headed Bulbul
Gray-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum celebicum)
Yellow-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum aureolimbatum)
White-shouldered Triller (Lalage sueurii)

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December 4, 2019

Central Sulawesi Birding 1

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Tentena , Sulawesi Tengah

So, after a ten hour bus ride over the mountains with the worst roads in Indonesia, I finally made it to Tentena and I am in Central Sulawesi, Sulawesi Tengah. I got in about 9pm and found an ojek, rental bike and got a lift to the hotel, had a feed, a mandi and crashed out to sleep. I think it is 600 meters altitude. It is nice and cool. In the morning I went for a walk along the lake and followed a road going around the lake to the east. There were a decent amount of birds so I was pretty happy with the result. Time now to render these photos and go for lunch. Some Mie Goreng sounds good. Then coma back and process these photos this afternoon. I have wifi at the hotel so I do not have to rush. I might even take my ten year old out of date Robson to have a peruse while I eat. I hope they have some avocado smoothies. yummm. Update: They had no avocado so I had a sirsak smoothie.

Brown-throated Sunbird


Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes Malacensis)

Male and juvenile.

Olive-backed Sunbird


Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)

White-shouldered Triller


White-shouldered Triller (Lalage sueurii)

Yellow-sided Flowerpecker


Yellow-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum aureolimbatum)

Grey-sided Flowerpecker


Grey-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum celebicum) juvenile

Grey-sided Flowerpecker


Grey-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum celebicum) adult

Scaly-breasted Munia


Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)

Chestnut Munia


Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla)

This Chestnut Munia was building his nest right by the side of the road.

Wandering Whistling-duck


Wandering Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna arcuata)

eel


Eel

Locally called a belut. The guys digging out the drains found him.

Tentena bird list

White-shouldered Triller (Lalage sueurii)
Grey-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum celebicum) juvenile and adult
Yellow-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum aureolimbatum)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla)
Pacific Swallow
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)
Brown-throated Sunbird Anthreptes Malacensis
Wandering Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna arcuata)
Sooty-headed Bulbul
Little Egret
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Lesser Coucal ?

belut – eel

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December 1, 2019

2000 Meters

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Batutumonga

So this morning I got up early and headed up the mountain towards Batutumonga. I stopped at a few places along the way. The road got very bad in some parts and I was getting jolted all around the bike. I eventually made it up to the top of the hill where I had my morning coffee and Indo-mie.

Fiery-browed Starling


Fiery-browed Starling (Enodes erythrophris)

Also called the Fiery-browed Myna.

Fiery-browed Starling


Fiery-browed Starling (Enodes erythrophris)

Turquoise Flycatcher


Turquoise Flycatcher (Eumyias panayensis)

Rufous-winged Buzzard


Rufous-winged Buzzard ( Butastur liventer)

I really have no idea about this bird. The eyes are bluish white, with yellow around the outside. He has russet outside tail feathers. Edit: It is a Rufous-winged Buzzard. Thanks to Khaleb Yordan for the ID help. 🙂

Chestnut Munia


Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla)

This one has got a heap of black on the belly. I could not work out what sub-species this might be. My internet is not great at the moment. Edit: I think it may be sub-species brunneiceps , but do not quote me on that. Information is a bit sketchy.

Toraja bird list

Fiery-browed Starling or Fiery-browed Myna (Enodes erythrophris)
Rufous-winged Buzzard o
Turquoise Flycatcher (Eumyias panayensis)
Black-ringed White-eye (Zosterops anomalus)
Lemon-bellied White-eye (Zosterops chloris)
Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla)
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
Glossy Swiftlet or Uniform Swiftlet

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