Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 28, 2019

Country Above The Clouds

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Negeri Atas Awan

In the afternoon I thought I had better go for a ride before the afternoon downpour started. I found the road to Lalao, the country above the clouds. It just went up and up. I stopped near the top because I saw a raptor and as you will see, it turned out to be an old friend.

Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot


Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus stigmatus)

Also called the Celebes Hanging-Parrot, Great Hanging-Parrot. It is endemic to Sulawesi and nearby smaller islands in Indonesia. Size is about 15 centimeters. It is generally green, with a black bill, forehead and chin red.

Black Kite


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

I got quite a shock seeing this Black Kite. I did not expect to see him here. They are literally everywhere I go.

White-breasted Woodswallow


White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus)

I got another shock seeing these familiar birds. It seems they range from the Andaman Islands to Australia.

White-breasted Woodswallow


White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus)

This lucky guy has got a flying ant type thing. (Very scientific)

Toraja bird list

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus)
Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus stigmatus)

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