Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 23, 2019

Sulawesi Selatan Satu

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Malino Highlands 1

Man, what a nightmare it was getting here! I thought that there would be bus from the southern terminal to Malino, but when I got there, there was no sign of a bus, only a chartered car and they wanted 500,000 rupiah to take me there. So I just went and had breakfast and waited to see if there would be any more takers for a shared car. But to no avail, so a nice guy gave me a lift to the pete-pete stop and I finally got on a cramped little bemo. Up the hills we went. It took nearly three hours to get sixty kilometers. What a slow journey. When I got to Malino i found a guest-house and settled in. Bad luck that it was a friday and the weekends are crowded and there was some training going on at my hostel. There were nearly two hundred people here. Hint – do not come here on the weekends. It is madness.

Black-ringed White-eye


Black-ringed White-eye (Zosterops anomalus)

I was lucky to get this endemic Sulawesi bird. It was just by the side of the road.

Lemon-bellied White-eye


Lemon-bellied White-eye (Zosterops chloris)

Sulawesi Drongo


Sulawesi Drongo (Dicrurus montanus)

Another endemic Sulawesi bird.

Sulphur-bellied Whistler


Sulphur-bellied Whistler (Pachycephala sulfuriventer)

I am not sure if I have seen this one before. But it sounds familiar. Edit. Nope, Not seen before. Tick.

Sooty-headed Bulbul


Sooty-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster)

At first I thought it was the Yellow-vented Bulbul, but of course it is not with that full black head.

Malino bird list

Black-ringed White-eye (Zosterops anomalus)
Lemon-bellied White-eye (Zosterops chloris)
Sulawesi Drongo (Dicrurus montanus)
Sulphur-bellied Whistler (Pachycephala sulfuriventer)
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)
Sooty-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster)
Eurasian Tree-sparrow

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