Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 24, 2012

Jakarta day 2

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — steve_happ @ 6:13 am

Taman Monas Hari Dua

This morning I got up early to get to Taman Monas. I was beated there by about four million Jakartans intent on jogging around the monument. There were Tai Chi Groups and all sorts of exercise groups parading around in their nice uniforms.

big nectar sucking fly
black nectar eater

I have seen these big black fly looking things a fair bit. I have no idea what they are.

Olive-backed Sunbird
Plain-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)

The Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis), also known as the Plain-throated Sunbird, is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in a wide range of semi-open habitats in south-east Asia

Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker
Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trochileum ) – Juvenile

The Indonesian name for Golden-bellied Gerygone is Remetek Laut.

Golden-bellied Gerygone
Golden-bellied Gerygone (Gerygone sulphurea)

I need to have another look at this next one. It could very well be a Metallic Starling or something else again. “The Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. ” – wiki.

short-tailed starling
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)

Common Myna (Adicotheres tristis. Its Indonesian name is Jalak.

Common Myna
Common Myna (Acidotheres tristis

Coppersmith Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)

This is the Javan sub-species, Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala). Javan sub-species. Note the whiskers to draw the insects into the beak.

I saw a photo of one of these yesterday but cannot find it again. I am mystified by this one now. Update: Asian Pied Starling (Sturnus contra), thanks once again to Khaleb Yordan. The species has been included in the genus Sturnus and Sturnopastor in the past but recent studies do not support its inclusion within Sturnus leading to the reinstatement of an older genus name Gracupica.

Asian Pied Starling (Sturnus contra)

Resources for Jakarta birds

Birds of Jakarta Photos

Birds of Jakarta blog


  1. Very cool birds! Cant help with the ID, though I think there are a few facebook birding groups that could. Looks like some fine birding

    Comment by Dawn Fine — April 24, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

  2. thanks dawnie.
    i got it , thanks to the jakarta birders group.


    Comment by admin — April 25, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

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