Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 18, 2019

Togian Islands

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Black Marlin Dive Resort

The Track to Barracuda Beach. This morning it was sunny so I had a look around the waterfront and spied the kingfisher I have been trying to photograph for days. Still elusive but I have got some record shots at least. Then I climbed up the hill behind the Pondok Lestari Resort and proceeded to look for birds in the interior jungle. It was pretty damn pathetic. I could hear lots of calls but could see nothing because of the dense under-story. Most of the birds were in the canopy but I could not see them. It was very frustrating. I had seen more the day before when it had been raining.

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

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

Ashy Woodpecker
Ashy Woodpecker (Mulleripicus fulvus)

Ashy Woodpecker   - female maybe
Ashy Woodpecker (Mulleripicus fulvus) – female ??

Knobbed Hornbill - male
Knobbed Hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix) – male

Pale Blue Monarch
Pale Blue Monarch

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

Togian Islands bird list

Ashy Woodpecker (Mulleripicus fulvus)
Knobbed Hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix)
Great-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis melanorhyncha)
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Pale Blue Monarch
Drongo
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)

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