Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 18, 2019

Kadidiri Island

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Togian Islands One

These photos are from Kadidiri Island, where I stayed at the Black Marlin Dive Resort . Every morning I ventured forth into the jungle looking for new birds to photograph. This morning it was raining. But still there are a few good birds.

Spotted Kestrel
Spotted Kestrel (Falco moluccensis)

“The spotted kestrel is also known as the Moluccan kestrel. Distribution and habitat Spread through Wallacea and Java, the spotted kestrel inhabits grasslands with scattered trees, lightly wooded cultivation, and the edges of primary and tall secondary forest. Along logging roads, it occasionally penetrates forests, and sometimes inhabits clearings within forested areas.” (wiki)

Togian Golden Bulbul
Togian Golden Bulbul (Thapsinillas aurea)

Togian White-eye
Togian White-eye (Zosterops somadikartai)

Hair-crested Drongo
Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus)

Great-billed Kingfisher
Great-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis melanorhyncha)

Also known as the Black-billed Kingfisher and Celebes Stork-billed Kingfisher. I think this is a Togian/Sula subspecies, dichrorhyncha, but I am not sure. Name in Indonesian is Pekaka bua-bua, Bonkaka, Raja udang perut hitam.

Sulawesi Cicadabird
Sulawesi Cicadabird (Edolisoma morio)

Brown-throated Sunbird  - female
Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) – female

Great-billed Heron
Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana)

black or crimson sunbird
Another sunbird – black female or crimson female

Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

butterfly
Butterfly

Togian Islands bird list

Spotted Kestrel
Togian Golden Bulbul (Alophoixus aurea)
Great-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis melanorhyncha)
Togian White-eye (Zosterops somadikartai)
Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus)
Sulawesi Cicadabird (Edolisoma morio)
White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Knobbed Hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix)
Black-naped Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus)
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)
Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)
Pacific Swallow
Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana)

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