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December 27, 2019

Gunung Mahawu Two

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 5:19 am

Tomohon Birding Day Four

Yesterday afternoon, I went back to the Fish Ponds at the back of Kakaskasen. I happened to spot a Yellow Bittern but the photos are all blurry, so I will not post them. This morning I rented a motor-bike and went up to Mount Mahawu. I parked down the car park and climbed to the top of the crater. There was a lot of cloud coming in so I could not see much. After that, I stopped off at Taman Kota. Not much there either. The final stop was Bukit Doa. I had to pay to get in! But I got a free coffee from the cafe there.

Turquoise Flycatcher
Turquoise Flycatcher (Eumyias panayensis)

“The Turquoise Flycatcher (Eumyias panayensis), also known as the island flycatcher, is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in Indonesia and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.” (wikipedia)

Grey-faced Buzzard
Chinese sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis) – juvenile

“The Chinese sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. Also called Chinese goshawk or grey frog hawk.” (wikipedia). Thanks to Khaleb Yordan for the ID.

Bay Coucal
Bay Coucal (Centropus celebensis)

Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis)

Slender-billed Crow
Slender-billed Crow (Corvus enca)

Tomohon Bird List

Chinese sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis)
Turquoise Flycatcher (Eumyias panayensis)
Bay Coucal (Centropus celebensis)
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)
Slender-billed Crow (Corvus enca)
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis)
Sulawesi Myzomela (Myzomela chloroptera)
Brahminy Kite


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