Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

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 I might even take my ten year old out of date Robson to have a peruse while I eat.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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