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B2A Sulawesi & Halmahera 2010 tour report.

03 – 21 August


Participants ; Bob East and Michael Welch

Tour leader ; Stijn De Win


Part 3; Full trip list

Text and photos Stijn.


Great Frigatebird   Fregata minor

A few on the Tangkoko boat trip. The 1 all black male was easy enough to ID from the plenty Lesser Frigatebirds around.


Lesser Frigatebird  Fregata ariel

50+ Tangkoko boat trip


Great-billed Heron   Ardea sumatrana

A single seen on the Tangkoko mangrove boat trip.


Purple Heron  Ardea purpurea


Little Egret   Egretta garzetta


Pacific Reef-Heron   Egretta sacra

Few Halmahera and 10+ Tangkoko bay.


Javan Pond-Heron  Ardeola speciosa


Cattle Egret   Bubulcus ibis


Little Heron  Butorides striatus

Halmahera and Tangkoko


Cinnamon Bittern  Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

A single seen en-route in Dumoga-Bone NP.


Wandering Whistling-Duck   Dendrocygna arcuata

5+ seen near Toraut


Sunda Teal  Anas gibberifrons

A couple sightings of several in rice fields en-route Dumoga-Bone, a couple at Toraut also.


Barred Honey-buzzard  Pernis celebensis   Near-endemic

At least 2 seen Lore Lindu.


Black Kite   Milvus migrans

Few at Gunung Ambang only.


Brahminy Kite  Haliastur indus



White-bellied Sea-Eagle   Haliaeetus leucogaster

1 seen on the Tangkoko boat trip


Lesser Fish-Eagle   Ichthyophaga humilis  Near-threatened (NT)

1 at Toraut


Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle  Spilornis rufipectus  Country endemic

Fairly common


Spotted Harrier  Circus assimilis  Near-endemic

A female en-route Dumoga-Bone, a male at Tambun.


Sulawesi Goshawk  Accipiter griseiceps  Country endemic

2 seen Lore Lindu, 1 Tambun


Spot-tailed Goshawk  Accipiter trinotatus  Country endemic

A single male Lore Lindu


Variable Goshawk [Grey-throated]  Accipiter hiogaster

3 sightings Halmahera


Small Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nanus  Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

2 seen Lore Lindu


Black Eagle   Ictinaetus malayensis

Several Lore Lindu, Dumoga-Bone, 1 Tangkoko


Gurney's Eagle  Aquila gurneyi  Near-threatened (NT)  Near-endemic

1 + 2 + 4 on days on Halmahera


Rufous-bellied Eagle  Aquila kienerii

2 adult seen Lore Lindu with an imm. perched at close range also at Lore Lindu.


Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle  Spizaetus lanceolatus  Country endemic

Imm. seen from Tangkoko viewpoint, also heard in forest.


Spotted Kestrel  Falco moluccensis

2 at Gunung Ambang and several sightings Halmahera


Oriental Hobby  Falco severus

1 at Lore Lindu and 1 at Toraut


Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus

2 birds perched at Tangkoko


Maleo  Macrocephalon maleo  Endangered (EN)  Country endemic

2 sightings of 2 adults in the forest, we also released a Maleo chick from the conservation project into the forest.


Tabon Scrubfowl  Megapodius cumingii

Good scope views of 2 birds at Tangkoko where several more brief sightings.


Dusky Scrubfowl  Megapodius freycinet  Near-endemic

heard Halmahera


Blue-breasted Quail  Coturnix chinensis

2 seen crossing the road on Halmahera


Red Junglefowl  Gallus gallus

heard only


Buff-banded Rail  Gallirallus philippensis

Total of 4 birds seen en-route to Dumoga-Bone.


Barred Rail  Gallirallus torquatus  Near-endemic

Several sightings Domoga-Bone, also 2 Lore Lindu


(Bare-faced Rail)  Gymnocrex rosenbergii  Vulnerable (VU)  Country endemic

An all dark rail crossing the track at Tangkoko might have been this species, young Barred Rail can not be excluded though.


Isabelline Bush-hen  Amaurornis isabellina  Country endemic

Singles en-route Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko.


White-breasted Waterhen  Amaurornis phoenicurus

Near Lore Lindu and couple at Tarout


White-browed Crake  Porzana cinerea

3 birds seen well en-route Dumoga-Bone.


Common Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus

Few seen en-route Dumoga-Bone


Lesser Sandplover  Charadrius mongolus

Single bird on the Tangkoko boat trip.


Little Curlew  Numenius minutus

The single bird seen from the plane on lawns at Makassar airport must have been this species.


Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus

3 seen off Halmahera


Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos

couple sightings


Gray-tailed Tattler  Tringa brevipes

1 bird on the Tangkoko boat trip


Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareola

common in rice fields en-route Lore Lindu and Dumoga-Bone


Bridled Tern  Onychoprion anaethetus

2 birds on the crossing Ternate - Halmahera


Common Tern  Sterna hirundo

few on crossing to Halmahera


Great Crested Tern  Thalasseus bergii

few seen off Halmahera


Lesser Crested Tern  Thalasseus bengalensis

few on crossing to Halmahera


Red Collared-Dove  Streptopelia tranquebarica

near Lore Lindu and en-route to Manado


Spotted Dove  Streptopelia chinensis



Brown Cuckoo-Dove [Slender-billed]    Macropygia amboinensis

rather common in all areas visited


Great Cuckoo-Dove  Reinwardtoena reinwardtii  Near-endemic

Good views of this 'great' rarity on the wing at Kalih Bati Putih, Halmahera. This species is seldom seen on trips to Halmahera.


White-faced Cuckoo-Dove  Turacoena manadensis  Country endemic

2 single birds seen Tapak Kolintang, 3 birds at Tangkoko


Emerald Dove  Chalcophaps indica

1 seen on Halmahera


Stephan's Dove  Chalcophaps stephani

couple brief sightings at Tangkoko


Pink-necked Pigeon  Treron vernans

en-route Manado, on Halmahera and Tangkoko


Grey-cheeked Pigeon   Treron griseicauda  Country endemic

1 Lore Lindu, 10+ Tapak Kolintang, 10+ Tangkoko


Red-eared Fruit-Dove  Ptilinopus fischeri  Country endemic

2 birds on the Anaso track in Lore Lindu NP good for photos.


Maroon-chinned Fruit-Dove  Ptilinopus subgularis  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

2 birds seen at Toraut, later also heard at Tapak Kolintang and at Tangkoko


Scarlet-breasted Fruit-Dove  Ptilinopus bernsteinii  Country endemic

Real hard to find on Halmahera but we were lucky to find 1 perched at km 12


Superb Fruit-Dove  Ptilinopus superbus

Seen Lore Lindu and Halmahera, more heard


Blue-capped Fruit-Dove  Ptilinopus monacha  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

2 sightings of single birds on Halmahera


Grey-headed Fruit-Dove  Ptilinopus hyogastrus  Country endemic

common on Halmahera


Black-naped Fruit-Dove   Ptilinopus melanospilus  Near-endemic

5+ daily at Dumoga-Bone, single bird seen Tangkoko


White-bellied Imperial-Pigeon  Ducula forsteni  Country endemic

5+ Lore Lindu, plenty at Gunung Ambang and 2 birds Tangkoko


Grey-headed Imperial-Pigeon  Ducula radiata  Country endemic

3 in flight Lore Lindu, 25 in a fruiting tree at Tangkoko was unusual.


Green Imperial-Pigeon  Ducula aenea

Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko


Spectacled Imperial-Pigeon  Ducula perspicillata  Near-endemic

2 brief sightings followed by 1 perched for good scope views at Gunung Mamin, Halmahera


Cinnamon-bellied Imperial-Pigeon  Ducula basilica  Country endemic

Several good observations on Halmahera


Pied Imperial-Pigeon  Ducula bicolor

2 birds perched Gunung Mamin, Halmahera


Silver-tipped Imperial-Pigeon  Ducula luctuosa  Country endemic

3 on Tangkoko boat trip, later 10+ seen from the viewpoint at Tangkoko


White Cockatoo  Cacatua alba  Vulnerable (VU)  Country endemic

Fairly common still on Halmahera with 5+ seen daily.


Violet-necked Lory  Eos squamata  Near-endemic

Only a single sighting of 2 birds perched, Halmahera.


Ornate Lorikeet  Trichoglossus ornatus  Country endemic

Several Lore Lindu, then surprisingly none seen in Dumoga-Bone but 15+ again in Tangkoko.


Yellow-and-green Lorikeet  Trichoglossus flavoviridis  Country endemic

Lore Lindu and Gunung Ambang


Chattering LoryLorius garrulus  Endangered (EN)  Country endemic

Also this one only seen once on Halmahera, 2 birds perched near km 12


Red-flanked Lorikeet  Charmosyna placentis

Up to 15 daily on Halmahera. Usually as swift fly-by sightings.


Red-cheeked Parrot  Geoffroyus geoffroyi

Up to 10 daily on Halmahera


Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail  Prioniturus flavicans  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

2 birds seen perched Toraut, and another 1 perched Tapak Kolintang


Golden-mantled Racquet-tail  Prioniturus platurus   Country endemic

20+ Lore Lindu, several Gunung Ambang and 25+ from the viewpoint at Tangkoko.


Blue-rumped Parrot  Tanygnathus sumatranus  Near-endemic

Couple at Toraut and 2 more sightings at Tangkoko.


Eclectus Parrot  Eclectus roratus

Common on Halmahera.


Large Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot  Loriculus stigmatus  Country endemic

4 at Lore Lindu, up to 10+ daily Dumoga-Bone, 10+ Tangkoko


Small Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot  Loriculus exilis  Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

2 birds seen Tangkoko


Rusty-breasted Cuckoo   Cacomantis sepulcralis

Lore Lindu and Dumoga-Bone


Brush Cuckoo  Cacomantis variolosus

2 seen, more heard Halmahera


Gould’s Bronze-Cuckoo   Chrysococcyx russatus

3 seen Tambun, heard Toraut


Black-billed Koel  Eudynamys melanorhynchus  Country endemic

Good views of 1 male at Tambun, pair seen Lore Lindu, plenty more heard.


Yellow-billed Malkoha  Phaenicophaeus calyorhynchus  Country endemic

Plenty sightings Lore Lindu, Dumoga-Bone, Tangkoko


Bay Coucal  Centropus celebensis  Country endemic

1 good sighting en-route Gunung Ambang, more heard


Goliath Coucal  Centropus goliath  Country endemic

3 birds + 2 birds seen Halmahera, more heard


Lesser Coucal  Centropus bengalensis

fairly common


Sulawesi Masked Owl  Tyto rosenbergii  Country endemic

single seen in spotlight Gunung Ambang, 2 on the day roost at Tangkoko


Moluccan Scops-Owl  Otus magicus  Country endemic

Twice a single bird seen on Halmahera.


Sulawesi Scops-Owl  Otus manadensis  Country endemic

Seen at Gunung Ambang in the spotlight as well as 1 in the daytime.


Ochre-bellied Boobook  Ninox ochracea  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

2 on the day roost Tangkoko


Cinnabar Boobook   Ninox ios  Vulnerable (VU)  Country endemic

2 sightings on Gunung Ambang


Moluccan Boobook  Ninox squamipila  Country endemic

Heard on Halmahera.


Speckled Boobook   Ninox punctulata  Country endemic

1 bird on the day roost at Toraut


Moluccan Owlet-Nightjar  Aegotheles crinifrons   Country endemic

1 bird seen very well in spotlight with others heard on Halmahera


Great Eared-Nightjar   Eurostopodus macrotis

Lore Lindu, Gunung Ambang and Tambun


Large-tailed Nightjar  Caprimulgus macrurus

single bird in spotlight on Halmahera


Sulawesi Nightjar  Caprimulgus celebensis  Country endemic

Brief sighting at Tambun at dusk, then 2 birds on day roost at Tangkoko.


Heinrich’s Nightjar   Eurostopodus diabolicus   Country endemic

Spotlighted at Lore Lindu


Savanna Nightjar  Caprimulgus affinis

Possibly up to 5 found on the day roost, en-route to Lore Lindu.


Glossy Swiftlet  Collocalia esculenta



Sulawesi Swiftlet   Aerodramus sororum    Country endemic

Few seen at Lore Lindu.


Uniform Swiftlet  Aerodramus vanikorensis



White-throated Needletail  Hirundapus caudacutus

Few seen Lore Lindu.


Purple Needletail  Hirundapus celebensis  Near-endemic

Few at Lore Lindu and up to 5 birds at Toraut.


House Swift  Apus nipalensis

Single bird seen Manado


Grey-rumped Treeswift  Hemiprocne longipennis



Moustached Treeswift  Hemiprocne mystacea

2 sightings of 2 birds in mangroves on Halmahera with a couple seen at Gunung Mamin


Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis

2 on mangrove boat trip Tangkoko


Sulawesi Kingfisher  Ceyx fallax  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

Good views of 1 bird at Toraut.


Lilac Kingfisher  Cittura cyanotis  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

2 birds at Tangkoko


Black-billed Kingfisher  Pelargopsis melanorhyncha  Country endemic

2 sightings of a single bird on Tangkoko mangrove boat trip


Ruddy Kingfisher  Halcyon coromanda

single bird seen Tangkoko


Blue-and-white Kingfisher  Todiramphus diops  Country endemic

6 birds total seen Halmahera


Collared Kingfisher  Todiramphus chloris



Sombre Kingfisher  Todiramphus funebris  Vulnerable (VU)  Country endemic

single sighting Halmahera, couple more heard


Beach Kingfisher  Todiramphus saurophagus

2 birds seen in mangroves before arrival on Halmahera


Sacred Kingfisher  Todiramphus sanctus

few on Halmahera and 3 birds on Tangkoko boat trip


Green-backed Kingfisher  Actenoides monachus  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

1 male seen Tangkoko, more heard at dusk near Tarsier tree


Scaly Kingfisher  Actenoides princeps  Country endemic

Most difficult Kingfisher to find for this trip but in the end we got 1 male perched for prolonged views and good for photos at Gunung Ambang.


Common Paradise-Kingfisher  Tanysiptera galatea  Near-endemic

1 bird on first afternoon on Halmahera, 2 more seen later and more heard.


Purple-bearded Bee-eater  Meropogon forsteni  Country endemic

2 + 4 + 2 birds seen Lore Lindu and 1 at Gunung Ambang


Blue-tailed Bee-eater  Merops philippinus

Few en-route Lore Lindu


Rainbow Bee-eater  Merops ornatus

common Halmahera


Purple-winged Roller  Coracias temminckii  Country endemic

1 en-route Dumoga-Bone NP, 3 more seen Tangkoko


Dollarbird  Eurystomus orientalis

8 birds total Halmahera


Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill  Penelopides exarhatus  Country endemic

A pair at Toraut, 2 males and a female Tapak Kolintang, 4 birds seen Tangkoko


Knobbed Hornbill  Aceros cassidix  Country endemic

A big flock of 50+ birds near Lore Lindu, common Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko.


Blyth's Hornbill  Aceros plicatus

Fairly common on Halmahera with up to 20 birds seen daily.


Sulawesi Woodpecker  Dendrocopos temminckii  Country endemic

Up to 5 daily Lore Lindu, also seen Gunung Ambang and Tangkoko


Ashy Woodpecker  Mulleripicus fulvus  Country endemic

A male en-route to Gunung Ambang, single at Tambun, pair at Toraut and quite common Tangkoko.


Ivory-breasted Pitta  Pitta maxima  Country endemic

1 seen on first afternoon Halmahera, another one briefly the next morning and then walk-away views of 1 on the pre-dawn roost on the Standardwing walk.


Red-bellied Pitta  Pitta erythrogaster

1 bird seen Toraut with another calling nearby, 1 bird watched for half an hour at Tangkoko.


Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica

Several sightings from 8 August onwards.


Pacific Swallow  Hirundo tahitica



Pied Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina bicolor  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

5 seen Toraut and single at Tangkoko


Moluccan Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina atriceps  Country endemic

2 sightings on Halmahera


Cerulean Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina temminckii  Country endemic

Daily seen at Lore Lindu, single sighting Gunung Ambang


White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina leucopygia  Country endemic

3 in mangroves en-route to Manado, 2 seen Tangkoko


White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina papuensis

Only 2 birds seen Halmahera, at Gunung Mamin


Halmahera Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina parvula  Country endemic

1 + 4 + 2 birds seen Halmahera


Pygmy Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina abbotti  Country endemic

Daily sightings at Lore Lindu


Common Cicadabird   Coracina tenuirostris

A female seen Halmahera


Sulawesi Cicadabird    Coracina morio   Country endemic

5 seen Lore Lindu, 1 Tapak Kolintang


Sulawesi Triller  Lalage leucopygialis  Country endemic

Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko


White-shouldered Triller   Lalage sueurii   Near-endemic

Several en-route to Lore Lindu


Rufous-bellied Triller  Lalage aurea  Country endemic

common Halmahera


Sooty-headed Bulbul  Pycnonotus aurigaster

regularly recorded


Yellow-vented Bulbul  Pycnonotus goiavier

1 near Lore Lindu


Golden Bulbul  Alophoixus affinis  Country endemic

fairly common Halmahera


Red-backed Thrush   Zoothera erythronota  Near-threatened (NT)  Country endemic

Difficult this year at Tangkoko but we got 1 bird first off and good for scope views. No other birds encountered later on.


Sulawesi Thrush   Cataponera turdoides   Country endemic

3 birds seen Lore Lindu


Great Shortwing  Heinrichia calligyna  Country endemic

A single bird on a stake-out at Lore Lindu. This species not vocal during our visit.


Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis

few sightings


Golden-headed Cisticola  Cisticola exilis

few sightings


Chestnut-backed Bush-Warbler  Bradypterus castaneus  Country endemic

seen daily at Lore Lindu and heard at Gunung Ambang


Mountain Tailorbird  Orthotomus cuculatus

common Lore Lindu


Sulawesi Leaf-Warbler  Phylloscopus sarasinorum  Country endemic

Daily Lore Lindu, 2 birds seen Gunung Ambang


Snowy-browed Flycatcher   Ficedula hyperythra

3 seen Lore Lindu


Little Pied Flycatcher  Ficedula westermanni

2 males and a pair Lore Lindu


Island Verditer Flycatcher  Eumyias panayensis  Near-endemic

common Lore Lindu, 1 bird seen Gunung Ambang


Matinan Flycatcher   Cyornis sanfordi  Endangered (EN)  Country endemic

Single bird seen in mixed species flock on Gunung Ambang


Blue-fronted Flycatcher  Cyornis hoevelli  Country endemic

A few daily at Lore Lindu


Sulawesi Blue-Flycatcher   Cyornis omissus  Country endemic

Pair at Lore Lindu and heard Gunung Ambang


Citrine Canary-Flycatcher   Culicicapa helianthea  Near-endemic

Few daily at Lore Lindu and 10+ Gunung Ambang.


Pied Bushchat   Saxicola caprata

few near Lore Lindu


Willie-wagtail  Rhipidura leucophrys

common Halmahera


Rusty-flanked Fantail   Rhipidura teysmanni  Country endemic

Few daily Lore Lindu, 5+ Gunung Ambang


Pale-blue Monarch  Hypothymis puella  Country endemic

2 Lore Lindu, 2 Dumoga-Bone and single Tangkoko, more heard


White-naped Monarch  Monarcha pileatus  Country endemic

3 sightings Halmahera


Spectacled Monarch  Monarcha trivirgatus

rather common on Halmahera


Moluccan Flycatcher [Slaty]  Myiagra galeata  Country endemic

7 birds total seen Halmahera


Shining Flycatcher  Myiagra alecto

4 males and 1 female total Halmahera


Olive-flanked Whistler (Yellow-flanked)  Hylocitrea bonensis  Country endemic

2 birds twice Lore Lindu, near the lake


Maroon-backed Whistler  Coracornis raveni  Country endemic

A female on the first full day, then on our last day 2 males and a female at Lore Lindu, more heard.


Sulphur-bellied Whistler (Yellow-vented)   Pachycephala sulfuriventer  Country endemic

common Lore Lindu and Gunung Ambang


Golden Whistler  Pachycephala pectoralis

A few daily Halmahera


Drab Whistler  Pachycephala griseonota  Country endemic

2 birds seen Halmahera, more heard


Malia   Malia grata  Country endemic

Several sightings Lore Lindu and 2 birds Gunung Ambang


Sulawesi Babbler  Trichastoma celebense  Country endemic

fairly common


Golden-bellied Gerygone   Gerygone sulphurea

common Lore Lindu, heard Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko


Plain-throated Sunbird   Anthreptes malacensis

Near Lore Lindu, Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko


Black Sunbird  Leptocoma sericea  Near-endemic

Few Lore Lindu, Tapak Kolintang, common Halmahera


Olive-backed Sunbird  Cinnyris jugularis



Yellow-sided Flowerpecker  Dicaeum aureolimbatum  Country endemic

Fairly common Sulawesi


Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker  Dicaeum nehrkorni  Country endemic

2 birds seen Lore Lindu and a single Gunung Ambang.


Flame-breasted Flowerpecker   Dicaeum erythrothorax  Country endemic

Only 3 seen Halmahera.


Grey-sided Flowerpecker  Dicaeum celebicum  Country endemic

Common Sulawesi


Mountain White-eye   Zosterops montanus  Near-endemic

Lore Lindu and Gunung Ambang


Lemon-bellied White-eye  Zosterops chloris  Near-endemic

Lore Lindu


Black-fronted White-eye  Zosterops atrifrons  Near-endemic

Common Lore Lindu and Gunung Ambang


Cream-throated White-eye  Zosterops atriceps  Country endemic

Few daily Halmahera


Streak-headed White-eye  Lophozosterops squamiceps  Country endemic

Daily at Lore Lindu and 5 birds Gunung Ambang


Sulawesi Myzomela   Myzomela chloroptera  Country endemic

Few Lore Lindu and single at Tapak Kolintang


White-streaked Friarbird  Melitograis gilolensis  Country endemic

5 seen total on Halmahera


Lesser Sulawesi Honeyeater  Myza celebensis  Country endemic

Few daily at Lore Lindu, single bird Gunung Ambang


Greater Sulawesi Honeyeater   Myza sarasinorum  Country endemic

Common on higher reaches of the Anaso Track only.


Halmahera Oriole  Oriolus phaeochromus   Country endemic

1 seen well Halmahera, more heard


Black-naped Oriole  Oriolus chinensis

common Sulawesi


Hair-crested Drongo  Dicrurus hottentottus

Fairly common Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko.


Sulawesi Drongo  Dicrurus montanus  Country endemic

Lore Lindu and Gunung Ambang.


Spangled Drongo  Dicrurus bracteatus

common Halmahera


White-backed Woodswallow  Artamus monachus  Country endemic

Lore Lindu, Tambun and Tapak Kolintang.


White-breasted Woodswallow  Artamus leucorynchus



Paradise-crow  Lycocorax pyrrhopterus  Country endemic

3 + 1 bird seen Halmahera near km 12


Wallace's Standardwing Bird of Paradise   Semioptera wallacii  Country endemic

2 or 3 males on the lek, heard in other locations on Halmahera.


Slender-billed Crow  Corvus enca

Common Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko


Piping Crow  Corvus typicus  Country endemic

3 birds seen Lore Lindu


Long-billed Crow  Corvus validus   Country endemic

11 birds total seen Halmahera


Torresian Crow  Corvus orru

A single bird Halmahera


Metallic Starling  Aplonis metallica

common Halmahera


Asian Glossy Starling  Aplonis panayensis

few Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko


Moluccan Starling   Aplonis mysolensis  Near-endemic

Few seen on 3 dates on Halmahera.


Sulawesi Crested Myna  Basilornis celebensis  Country endemic

7 at Tambun, 3 at Tapak Kolintang and 2 at Tangkoko is a good count.


White-necked Myna  Streptocitta albicollis  Country endemic

Fairly common Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko


Fiery-browed Myna  Enodes erythrophris  Country endemic

Lore Lindu and Gunung Ambang


Finch-billed Myna (Grosbeak Starling)  Scissirostrum dubium  Country endemic

Fairly common Dumoga-Bone and Tangkoko


Pale-bellied Myna  Acridotheres cinereus  Country endemic

A few on a stop en-route to Lore Lindu NP


Eurasian Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus



Tawny-breasted Parrotfinch  Erythrura hyperythra  Near-endemic

5 seen on the Anaso Track, Lore Lindu


Blue-faced Parrotfinch  Erythrura trichroa

A single bird for scope views on the Anaso track, Lore Lindu.


Black-faced Munia   Lonchura molucca  Near-endemic

Single near Lore Lindu, 20+ in rice fields en-route to Ambang and 20+ at Gunung Mamin, Halmahera.


Scaly-breasted Munia   Lonchura punctulata

few en-route to Gunung Ambang


Chestnut Munia   Lonchura atricapilla



Pale-headed Munia  Lonchura pallida  Near-endemic

20+ seen on stops en-route to Lore Lindu


Java Sparrow  Padda oryzivora  Vulnerable (VU)

2 birds en-route to Gunung Ambang, introduced


Mountain Serin   Serinus estherae  Near-endemic

2 birds on the higher reaches of the Anaso Track, Lore Lindu



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