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WEST JAVA (INDONESIA)
JULY 25 - AUGUST 3 1998,
Report of bird observations made during a combined
business/birding trip in West Java (Rob Goldbach)
This report appears with the permission of
Bren McCartney of the Berkshire Birds Web Page
relevant to birdwatching are indicated in bold)
- Friday July 24 KLM flight Amsterdam - Jakarta (arrival:
July 25, 16.45 h)
- Saturday July 25 Late afternoon (17.15 - 18.30 h)
taxi drive to Bogor
- Sunday July 26 08.00 - 11.30: birding in the
Bogor Botanical Garden (Kebun Raya Bogor), 13.00 - 18.45 h: drive to Lembang,
- Monday July 27 Visit to Research Institute for Vegetables
(R.I.V.) at Lembang and to some areas near Ciwidey, N. of Bandung,
- Tuesday July 28 Visit to R.I.V., Lembang (08.00-12.30,
and 14.00-17.00 h), 12.30 - 14.00 visit to the nearby volcano Gunung Tangkuban
- W'sday July 29 Visit to Research Institute for Ornamental
Crops at Segunung,
- Thursday July 30 Visit to fruit orchard P.T. Mekar
Sari at Cileungsi, overnight at Bogor,
- Friday July 31 After business meetings in Jakarta,
afternoon drive to Cibodas (arr. 17.30 h),
- Saturday August 1 05.30 - 10.00 h: Birding in the
Cibodas botanical garden (Kebun Raya Cibodas), 10.30 - 11.30 h birding in
the Cibodas golf course, and 11.30 - 18.30 h birding in the Gunung Gede/Pangrango
National Park (trails to the waterfalls),
- Sunday August 2 05.30 - 15.30 h: Birding in the Gunung
Gede/Pangrango N.P., along the trails up to 2 km beyond the waterfalls, 15.30
- 20.00 h: travel by minibus (to Bogor) and train (from Bogor) to Jakarta,
- Monday August 3 06.30 - 13.00 h: Birding at the
Muara Angke Nature Reserve, afternoon: transfer to airport, and return
flight to Amsterdam (arrival Tuesday August 4 at 05.45 h).
GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION
The wet monsoon normally ends well before the end of
July, but not this year, and of course El Nino was blamed for that. Most days
started with sunshine and blue skies, but after about 1.00 or 2.00 am. rains
would start. Fortunately on both days at Gunung Gede Pangrango (August 1 and
2) rain started after 5 am. Take an umbrella, not a raincoat. Temperatures at
Jakarta (Muara Angke) were 33 degrees Celsius, at Bogor about 30 degrees, and
at Lembang and Gunung Gede/Pangrango about 24 to 26 degrees, at the latter sites
going down to 15 degrees at night.
Dawn was at about 05.30, and dusk at 18.00 h.
My visit took place only a few months after the economic
collapse of Indonesia, and price levels in Rupiah were not (yet) corrected for
the huge inflations. As a result costs of tranportation and hotels were very,
very low (see below). Exchange rate was 13,000 Rp. for 1 US dollar. Exchanging
200 USD turned out to be more than enough to cover the hotel, transportation,
food, entry fees, tips and other expenses for the whole (9 days) period.
Malaria hardly exists on Java, and there is no risk
at all at the higher elevation areas like Gunung Gede/Pangrango.
Transport and places to stay
In Jakarta silverbird and bluebird taxis are the most
reliable, and they go on the meter. A ride from downtown Jakarta to e.g. Muara
Ankge (30 minutes) is no more than 15,000 Rp. (approx. 1 USD). The taxi drive
from Jakarta airport to Bogor was 160,000 Rp.
Public transport between cities and in the countryside
is mostly run by minibuses, which pick up and drop passengers (max. load 9 persons)
at any desired place along their route. A shared minibus between e.g. Cibodas
(Gunung Gede/Pangrango) and Bogor will cost only 3,000 Rp (0.25 USD), but we
chartered a minibus on basis of nonstop for 50,000 Rp (less than 4 USD) to save
On our way back to Jakarta on August 2 we took the train
between Bogor and Jakarta (60 km) for a fare of Rp. 1,000 (0.08 USD). Our experience
was that travelling through Java was very easy, safe, and many Indonesians very
helpful with information.
Due to the huge devaluation of the rupiah the price
levels of hotels was very attractive for foreigners but this may be corrected
soon. I stayed in the following hotels:
Bogor: hotel Pangrango 2, Jalang Raya Pajajaran 32,
Bogor 16151 (tel. 0251-321482, fax 0251-377750). This is the best hotel in Bogor,
on a 15 minutes walking distance to the maingate of Bogor botanical gardens,
Rp.150,000/night (11.50 USD);
Lembang: hotel Panorama, Rp.175,000 (USD 12.50)/night;
Cibodas, Gunung Gede/Pangrango: here I stayed in Freddy's
home stay for Rp.25,000 (USD 2.00) per night. Freddy's home stay (see also http://www.mebweb.nl/freddy)
is located 500 meter before the gate to Kebun Raya Cibodas (botanical gardens)
and the Gunung Gede/Pangrango N.P. Freddy's home stay (phone 0263-515473) is
the place to stay for birdwatchers as there is a bird logbook, and Freddy has
a number (3) of real and foster sons (a.o. Adam, speaking English, and Eddy,
speaking Indonesian only) who are good guides, in particular to bring you to
the precise location for some wishlist birds (for me a.o. Lesser forktails in
the botanical gardens) and who know most of the bird calls in the jungle. Tariffs
are Rp.50,000/half day and Rp.100,000/full day. I retained the services of Eddy
for the first day. Freddy's place is a very clean place, and Freddy (who speaks
Dutch) is always willing to prepare your breakfast even at 05.00 am, and to
make a nasi goreng lunch package to allow you to stay the full day in the rainforests.
Also try the meals at Rizky's foodstall of Freddy's daughter, even closer to
the gates of botanical garden and the national park.
Jakarta: hotel Marco Polo, Jalang Teuku Cik Ditiro 19
(tel. 021-325409). Although a rather luxury hotel in downtown Jakarta the price
level was again remarkably low, i.e. Rp.149,000 (USD 11.50)/night. From this
hotel Muara Angke nature reserve can be reached by taxi within 30 minutes.
INFORMATION ON THE SITES VISITED
It is clear that this report is only useful for those
who, like me, only have limited time to spend for birding when visiting Java.
In my opinion (short) visits to the Bogor botanical garden, to the Gunung Gede/Pangrango
N.P. and to the Muara Angke wetland reserve, all well accessible within limited
time from Jakarta, will produce the most optimal bird list. I had to be professionally
in Lembang (near Bandung), Bogor and Jakarta, and the total nett time spend
for birding was only 3 days (i.e. 3.5 hrs at Kebun Raya Bogor, 1 hr at Gunung
Tangkudan Parahu, 2 full days at Gunung Gede/Pangrango N.P., and 6.5 hrs at
Muara Angke). Nonetheless I saw 104 bird species, a.o. 16 out of the 28 Java
endemics. The total list seems to be a relative low number for a tropical island,
and indeed one has to take into account that on Java hardly any bird will be
spotted outside the nature reserves or botanical gardens due to high pesticide
use and capture or killing of all what flies by the locals. Only up to 5 or
6 bird species can be regularly seen in cultivated areas, basically tree sparrows,
some swift(let) species and munias.
Kebun Raya Bogor
These 87 ha world famous gardens are situated in the
centre of Bogor, 60 km South of Jakarta. On an altitude of 260 m this area contains
a collection of over 400 palms, 5,000 trees and 3,000 orchid varieties. Only
the maingate (contra some guide books), at the south end of the garden is open,
daily between 8.00 am till 5.00 pm. Better avoid the Sundays (the only free
day in Indonesia), which was impossible for me. Therefore I entered the park
immediately at 08.00 h and went to the best spots, i.e. the main pond with the
island, and the bamboo-rich area around the old Dutch cemetary. Later during
the day increasing masses of visitors will enter the park for sightseeing or
picknicking. I managed to see 22 species of birds, the best ones including Bar-winged
Prinia, Black-winged Flycatcher, Scarlet-headed and Plain Flowerpeckers, Collared
and Blue-eared Kingfishers (at the main pond), Black-naped Fruit Dove, Little
Spiderhunter, and Black-nest Swiftlet (between the Edible-nest Swiftlets). On
the island in the main pond there is a roost of Black-crowned Night Herons.
Furthermore Long-tailed Macaques and Malayan Flying Foxes are present.
Gunung Tankuban Parahu
This volcano, north of Lembang, is approx. 2000 m high
and is nicknamed the "drive-in volcano", as a road runs up to the crater which
still shows some activity (mainly sulphur vapours, last eruption 1969). There
are a number of stalls at the crater rim where locals try to sell souvenirs,
and the best to do for finding birds in a more quiet environment is walking
back the road down to the main parking. I was lucky to spot a mixed bird party
along this road containing some nice montane species, a.o. Orange-spotted Bulbul,
Grey-cheeked Tit-Babbler, White-flanked Sunbird, Blood-breasted Fowerpecker,
Mountain Tailorbird, Mountain Leaf Warbler, and Chestnut-fronted Shrike-Babbler.
Although Volcano Swifts have been reported here, I could not find a single one
in or around the crater (seasonal effects?).
Gunung Gede/Pangrango N.P.
This national park encompasses the two volcanoes Gunung
Gede (2,958 m) and Gunung Pangrango (3,019 m) and contains all but 3 of the
28 endemic bird species of Java. The track to the summit of Gunung Gede (a walk
of 5 to 6 hrs) starts as a paved drive running along the golf course near the
entrance of Kebun Raya Cibodas (the botanical gardens).
The best introduction to West Javan montane/rainforest
birds is by birding first the Kebun Raya Cibodas. Certainly during the weekend
it is very essential to start as early as possible (dawn at 05.30) to avoid
disturbance of birds by other visitors. Although the gate of Kebun Raya Cibodas
opens only at 06.00 h, one can slip along the gate and pay the fee (Rp. 500)
upon leaving the gardens. I birded there from 05.30 till 10.00, identifying
about 40 bird species. Kebun Raya Cibodas is the most reliable place for Lesser
Forktail (along the various streams) and Pygmy Tit, which turned out to be more
difficult to find in the real national park. Other birds not seen in the national
park were Pintailed Parrotfinch, Collared Kingfisher, Black Drongo, Grey-headed
Flycatcher, and Javan Munia.
The Cibodas golf course was completely deserted (due
to the economic crisis) and could be freely crossed. There was a nest of Spotted
Kestrels on the cliffs at the very end, and Striated Grassbirds and Long-tailed
Shrikes are other birds to be found here.
The track into the Gunung Gede/Pangrango N.P. starts
from the golf course, and the head quarters, where entry tickets can be obtained,
are 100 meter behind the gate. The main track to the Gunung Gede summit goes
along the Cibeureum Waterfalls (3.5 km distance) and the Air Panas hot springs"
(6 km distance), and is indicated with hectometer (HM) signs. There are a number
of dead-end side-tracks, a.o. a trail 500 meter passed the HQ indicated "birdwatching
trail". Recent sightings are indicated in the bird logbook at Freddy's homestay.
On August 1 I birded along the main track and some side-tracks untill the waterfalls,
on August 2 I went further up the main track untill close to the hot springs.
This small (27 ha) wetland reserve is situated West
of Jakarta and North of the airport toll road, and can be reached by asking
any taxi driver to bring you to the new housing estate called "Pantai Indah
Kapuk". Once you get through the main entrance gate of Pantai Indah Kapuk turn
right at the round-about 20 meters past the gate. After 500 meter you will see
a small shelter shed on the right side of the road. The entrance of the reserve
is there. Go on the boardwalk and up to the observation tower. There is a warden's
house where one should report (but I found nobody there). The boardwalk extends
another 800 meter, but due to bad maintenance only the first 150 meter can be
walked (after 50 meters I crashed through the rotten wood, thus creating another
dangerous passing side...). Muara Angke is one of the only five spots on Java
where the endemic Javan Coucal can be seen. Also there is a fair chance to see
the threatened Milky Stork. Different species of egret and heron (incl. Black
Bittern) are present, and the mangrove trees contain a.o. Golden-bellied Gerogyne.
When returning to the main road, walk another 200 meter to the right (west),
and look on the mudflats at the southside of the road for (numerous) Javan Plovers.
I flushed a Barred Button-Quail there. In the river Muara there was a 1.5 meter
long Water Monitor (Varanus salvator).
- 1. A
Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali, by John
MacKinnon and Karen Phillipps, Oxford University press, paperback ISBN 0-19-854034-5,
Where to watch birds in Asia, Nigel Wheatley, 1996.
Birding Indonesia, Paul Jepson, Periplus press, 1997, 318 pages.
- 4. Trip report: Java and Bali (Indonesia), December
22, 1996 - January 16, 1997 by Lawrie Conole (Iconole@mov.vic.gov.au, see
also Urs Geiser's website http://www.xnet.com/~ugeiser/Birds/TripReports/Java/Bali96.html)
- 5. Rob Olivier's website "birding sites on Java",
I am grateful for receiving very useful information
from the following persons, mainly through the EuroBirdNet: Oscar van Rootselaar,
Rob Olivier, Bert van Marrewijk, Kath Shurcliff, Dan Hoare and Tom Tarrant.
SYSTEMATIC LIST OF BIRDS OBSERVED
Birds indicated E are Java (and partly Java/Bali) endemics
- 001.Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster.
A few seen near the Sukarno-Hatta airport and abundant (at east 40) at Muara
- 002.Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax
sulcirostris. Only a few (6 or 7) seen flying at Muara Angke.
- 003.Grey Heron Ardea cinerea. Seen
at the airport (1 or 2) and at Muara Angke (6 ex).
- 004.Purple Heron Ardea purpurea. 2
ex seen at Muara Angke
- 005.Little Egret Egretta garzetta.
Rather abundant (about 20 ex) at Muara Angke.
- 006.Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia.
Seen along the tollway near the airport (1 ex) and at Muara Angke (4 ex).
- 007.Cattle Heron Bubulcus ibis. About
150 birds in total in fields West of Jakarta on 25 July, 1 ex flying over
Bandung on July 29.
- 008.Javan Pond Heron Ardeola speciosa.
Only seen at Muara angke, where abundant (40 ex)
- 009.Black-cr. Night Heron Nycticorax
nycticorax. 6 ex flying along the toll way from the airport on July 25, a
roost of at least 50 ex. on the island in the main pond of Kebun Raya Bogor
on July 26, and approx. 15 ex at Muara Angke on August 3.
- 010.Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis.
1 ex seen flying and walking at Muara Angke
- 011.Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea.
2 ex at Muara Angke on August 3.
- 012.Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna
javanica. A pair perching in a dead tree at Muara Angke
- 013.Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis
cheela. One adult bird soaring over Kebun Raya Cibodas on August 1.
- 014.Spotted Kestrel Falco moluccensis.
One juvenile bird along the golf course, and another, adult bird at the waterfalls
in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP, both on August 1.
- 015.White-br. Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus.
Only seen at Muara Angke, where quite common (10+).
- 016.Barred Button Quail Turnix suscitator.
One bird chased from a grassy patch in the mudfields near Muara Angke Nature
Reserve on August 3.
- 017.Javan Plover (E) Charadrius javanicus.
On August 3 at least 12 ex seen on the mudflats near Muara Angke. Also 2 "peeps"
(sandpipers) seen there but not identifiable.
- 018.Red Jungle Fowl Gallus gallus.
One cock heard on both dates at Gunung Gede/Pangrango, approx. 300 meter before
- 019.Pink-necked Green Pigeon Treron
vernans. Seen at Muara Agke (6 ex on August 3).
- 020.Pink-headed Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus
porphyrea. At least 5 ex seen on August 2 in the high, fruiting trees at HM
34 along the trail to the Hotsprings, Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 021.Black-naped Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus
melanospila. On July 26 3 ex in the Kebun Raya Bogor, near and on the island
in the main pond.
- 022.Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis.
2 ex in Kebun Raya Bogor (July 26), 1 ex on the gunung Tangkuban Parahu (July
28), and 3 ex in Muara Angke NR (August 3).
- 023.Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula
alexandri. 6 ex of this (in Indonesia) threatened species on August 3 at Muara
- 024.Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus.
On August 1 1 ex seen in Kebun Raya Cibodas, and another 2 ex heard at Gunung
Gede/Pangrango NP, on August 2 at least 3 ex heard at Gunung Gede/Pangrango
- 025.Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus.
On both August 2 and 3 1 ex heard (at different locations) in Gunung Gede/Pangrango
- 026.Chestnut-breasted Malkoha Phaenicophaes
curvirostris. 2 ex on August 1 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 027.Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis.
1 ex heard on August 1 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP, along the golf course.
- 028.Javan Coucal (E) Centropus nigrorufus.
1 ex well observed on August 3 in Muara Angke, one of the only five spots
on the world where this Javan endemic can be seen.
- 029.Javan Scops Owl (E) Otus angelinae.
1 calling ex in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP, near HM 16, called out by Eddy.
- 030.Edible-nest Swiflet Collocalia
fuciphaga. A common bird above the cities (Jakarta, Bandung), at Kebun Raya
Bogor, at Muara Angke, and elsewhere. The first Indonesian bird to be seen
upon arrival at the airport.
- 031.Black-nest Swiflet Collocalia
maxima. At least 1 ex among Edible-nest Swiflets flying over Kebun Raya Bogor
on July 26.
- 032.Glossy Swiflet Collocalia esculenta.
A common bird in a.o. Bogor, Bandung and Lembang area.
- 033.Cave Swiftlet Collocalia linchii. Actually
this bird is hard, if not impossible, to tell apart from the previous
species, but all white-bellied swiftlets in the Cibodas area are said to be
- 034.Little Swift Apus affinis. About
25 ex over Kebun Raya Bogor on July 26.
- 035. Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis.
2 ex seen on July 29 near Cipanas.
- 036.Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting.
1 or 2 ex seen at the main pond in Kebun Raya Bogor, on July 26.
- 037.Collared Kingfisher Todirhampus
(Halcyon) chloris. 2 ex in Kebun Raya Bogor (July 26), 2 ex in Kebun Raya
Cibodas and 1 ex at the Cibodas golf course (all on August 1), and 1 ex at
Muara Angke (August 3).
- 038.Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus.
At least 4 ex at Muara Angke on August 3.
- 039.Brown-throated Barbet (E)
Megalaima corvina. On both August 1 and 2 approx. 3 to 5 birds heard, of which
1 ex (on August 2) seen, all in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 040.Orange-fronted Barbet (E) Megalaima
armillaris. On both August 1 and 2 8-10 ex seen and heard in both Kebun Raya
Cibodas and the Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP. More common, and at lower altitude
than previous species.
- 041.Sunda (Brown-c.) Woodpecker Dendrocopus
moluccensis. At least 2 ex seen at Muara Angke on August 3.
- 042.Crimson-winged Woodpecker Picus
puniceus. 1 ex seen on August 2 near HM 34 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 043.Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica.
On July 26 4 ex at Cibodas, and another 4 ex seen at Muara Angke on August
- 044.Striated Swallow Hirundo striolata.
1 ex over Bogor on July 26, and 4 ex north of Bogor on July 29.
- 045.Black-winged Flyc.-Shrike Hemipus
hirundinaceus. 2 ex in Kebun Raya Bogor on July 26, and at least 15 ex in
Kebun Raya Cibodas and Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP on August 1.
- 046.Sunda Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina larvata.
1 ex in a mixed flock at HM 34 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP on August 2.
- 047.Sunda Minivet Pericrocotus miniatus.
One flock of approx. 15 ex well before the waterfalls in Gunung Gede/Pangrango
NP on August 2.
- 048.Common Iora Aegithina tiphia.
6 ex in Kebun Raya Bogor (July 26), and 2 ex at Muara Angke on August 3.
- 049.Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus
aurigaster. Rather common (at least 30 ex) in Kebun Raya Bogor (July 26),
2 ex in downtown Bandung (July 29), and several birds in the garden of hotel
Pangrango 2 in Bogor (July 31).
- 050.Orange-spotted Bulbul Pycnonotus
bimaculatus. 8 ex at Gunung Tangkuban Parahu on July 28, and on August 1 4
ex in Kebun Raya Cibodas and another 2 ex in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 051.Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus
goiavier. Only seen at Muara Angke on August 3 (approx. 6 ex).
- 052.Sunda Bulbul Iole virescens. A
skulking bird. Only seen in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP, with 2 ex on August
1, and 4 ex on August 2, all along the track to the waterfalls.
- 053.Black Drongo Dricurus macrocercus.
1 ex seen on August 1 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 054.Ashy Drongo Dricurus leucophaeus.
On August 1 4 birds seen in Kebun Raya Cibodas, and on August 2 at least 2
birds in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 055.Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dricurus
remifer. 1 ex seen in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP, on August 2.
- 056.Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis.
2 ex heard only in Kebun Raya Bogor, 1 ex heard only on August 2 in Gunung
Gede/Pangrango NP, and 4 birds seen at Muara Angke on August 3.
- 057.Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos.
3 ex seen in flight along hotel Pangrango 2 in Bogor (July 31).
- 058.Pygmy Tit (E) Psaltria exilis.
At least 25 ex in Kebun Raya Cibodas on August 1, and only 1 bird the same
day in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 059.Great Tit Parus major. A rather
common bird in Kebun Raya Cibodas and Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP, with daily
counts of 10 to 20 birds.
- 060.Blue Nuthatch Sitta azurea nigriventer.
An easy bird to see at Kebun Raya Cibodas (2 ex on August 1) and Gunung Gede/Pangrango
NP (5 ex on August 1, at least 10 ex on August 2). A possible future split
given the very distinct plumage.
- 061.Lesser Shortwing Brachypterix leucophrys.
1 ex seen (and heard) and another ex. heard only at Gunung Gede/Pangrango
NP on August 2.
- 062.Pygmy Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla.
On August 1 at least 6 ex (4 seen) in Kebun Raya Cibodas, and another 4 ex
at Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP. On August 2 at least 5 ex (one bird on less than
1 meter distance) in the latter reserve.
- 063.White-bibbed Babbler (E) Stachyris
thoracica. Observed in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP, with 4 ex on August 1 and
6 ex on August 2.
- 064.Crescent-chested Babbler (E) Stachyris
melanothorax. A bit more common than the previous species with on august 1
at least 10 ex in Kebun Raya Cibodas and another 5 ex in Gunung Gede/Pangrango
NP, and on August 2 at least 10 ex in the latter NP.
- 065.Grey-cheeked Tit-Babbler (E) Macronous
flavicollis. One flock of 10 birds seen in the forest on Gunung Tangkuban
Parahu on July 28.
- 066.Javan Fulvetta (E) Alcippe pyrrhoptera.
A rather common bird in Kebun Raya Cibodas (8 ex on August 1) and Gunung Gede/Pangrango
NP (10 to 12 ex on both dates).
- 067.Rufous-fr. Laughingthrush (E) Garrulax
rufifrons. A flock of at least 5 birds on August 2, rather high in the trees
near HM 34 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP. Easy to detect by their calls.
- 068.White-browed Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius
flaviscapis. Om August 2 twice a single (female-type) bird in mixed flocks
in Gunung Gede/Pangrango.
- 069.Chestnut-fr. Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius
aenobarbus. One male bird on Gunung Tangkuban Parahu on July 28, and 1 pair
and a single bird in the Kebun Raya Cibodas on August 1.
- 070.Sunda Blue Robin Cinclidium diana.
This species heard only at Gunung Gede/Pangrango (2 ex on August 1, and 3
ex on August 2), at sometimes tantalizing close distance.
- 071.Lesser Forktail Enicurus velatus.
On August 1 a pair and a single bird at two spots along the streams in Kebun
Raya Cibodas. For this species it is important to be early, i.e. well before
- 072.Sunda Whistling Thrush Myiophoneus
glaucinus. On both August 1 and 2 observed in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP (4
and 5 ex, of which 1 and 2 ex seen, resp.).
- 073.Sunda Thrush Zoothera andromedae.
1 ex briefly glimpsed on August 1 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 074.Golden-bellied Gerogyne Gerogyne
sulphurea. 1 or 2 birds in the mangroves at the bird tower in Muara Angke
- 075.Sunda Warbler Seicercus grammiceps.
2 ex in a mixed flock on Gunung Tangkuban Parahu (July 28), and 6 to 10 ex
on both August 1 and 2 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 076.Mountain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus
trivirgatus. 2 ex on Gunung Tangkuban Parahu (July 28), and 4-6 ex on both
August 1 and 2 in Kebun Raya Cibodas and Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 077.Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris.
Two birds seen in the taller grass along the Cibodas golf course on August
- 078.Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis.
1 ex near Cipanas on July 29, and another bird at the mudflats near Muara
Angke on August 3.
- 079.Javan Tesia (E) Tesia superciliaris.
On August 1 a bird heard and another one briefly seen along the track close
to the waterfalls in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 080.Sunda Bush-Warbler Cettia vulcania.
On August 1 3 birds mainly heard in Kebun Raya Cibodas, and on August 2 1
ex well observed in the tall grass of the open area about 300 meters before
the waterfalls (Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP).
- 081.Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps.
At least 2 ex at Muara Angke on August 3.
- 082.Olive-backed Tailorbird (E) Orthotomus
sepium. 8 ex on July 26 in Kebun Raya Bogor, and approx. 10 ex in Kebun Raya
Cibodas on August 1.
- 083.Mountain Tailorbird Orthotomus
cuculatus. 2 ex on July 28 at Gunung Tangkuban Parahu, and 2 ex on both August
1 and 2 in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 084.Bar-winged Prinia Prinia familiaris.
1 ex on July 26 in Kebun Raya Bogor, 2 ex on July 27 and 28 in the garden
of hotel Panorama at Lembang, 4 ex on August 1 at Kebun Raya Cibodas and Gunung
Gede/Pangrango NP, and 4 ex on August 3 in Muara Angke.
- 085.Indigo Flycatcher Eumyas indigo.
On August 1 one male in Kebun Raya Cibodas, and another 3 birds in Gunung
Gede/Pangrango NP, and on August 2 again at least 4 birds in the latter NP.
- 086.Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula
hyperythra. Seen in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP, with 1 pair and a single female
on August 1, and oanther 2 female birds on August 2.
- 087.Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula
westermanni. Rather common bird at Kebun Raya Cibodas (4 ex on august 1) and
Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP (10 ex on august 1, and 5 ex on August 2).
- 088.Grey-headed Flycatcher Culicicapa
ceylonensis. Only seen at Kebun Raya Cibodas with 5 ex on August 1.
- 089.Rufous-tailed Fantail (E) Rhipidura
phoenicura. On both August 1 and 2 aingle birds seen in mixed bird parties
in Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 090.Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica.
3 or 4 birds on august 3 at Muara Angke.
- 091.Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach.
2 ex on August 1 along the Cibodas golf course, 2 ex on August 3 at Muara
Angke. All belonging to the subsp. L.s. bentet.
- 092.White-vented (Javan) Mynah Acridotheres
javanicus. On July 25 approx. 40 birds on Sukarno-Hatta airport, on August
3 apporx. 10 birds at Muara Angke.
- 093.Olive-backed Sunbird Nectarinia
jugularis. 3 ex (1 male) on July 26 in Kebun Raya Bogor, 1 ex on July 29 at
- 094.White-flanked Sunbird (E) Aethopyga
eximia. 3 ex on July 28 at Gunung Tangkuban Parahu, and nother 3 ex on August
2 at Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 095.Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera
longirostra. 3 ex (1 well observed) on July 26 at Kebun Raya Bogor, and 5
resp. 2 ex on August 1 and 2 at Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 096.Long-billed spiderhunter Arachnothera
robusta. 2 ex (also seen) on August 1 at Kebun Raya Cibodas, and 1 ex on August
2 at Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 097.Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor.
3 ex on July 26 in Kebun Raya Bogor, 1 ex on August 1 in Kebun Raya Cibodas,
and 2 ex on August 2 at Gunung Gede/Pangrango NP.
- 098.Blood-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum
sanguinolentum. 2 ex on July 28 at Gunung Tangkuban Parahu, 5 ex on August
1 at Kebun Raya Cibodas, and 15 resp. 5 ex on August 1 and 2 at Gunung Gede/Pangrango
- 099.Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker Dicaeum
trochileum. 5 ex on July 26 at Kebun Raya Bogor, 1 ex on July 29 at Lembang,
and 2 ex on August 3 at Muara Angke.
- 100.Oriental White-Eye Zosterops palpebrosus.
A common bird, seen in good numbers at Kebun Raya Bogor, Lembang, Gunung Tangkuban
Parahu, Kebun Raya Cibodas and Gunung Gede/Pangrango.
- 101.Javan Grey-thr. White-Eye (E) Lophozosterops
javanicus. On August 1 2 ex in Kebun Raya Cibodas and 1 ex in Gunung Gede/Pangrango
NP. On August 2 at least 20 birds in the latter NP.
- 102.Pin-tailed Parrotfinch Erythrura
prasina. One single male seen on August 1 at Kebun Raya Cibodas.
- 103.Javan Munia Lonchura leucogastroides.
A flock of about 10 ex on July 27 in rice paddies near Ciwidey, and 1 ex on
August 1 at Kebun Raya Cibodas.
- 104.Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura
punctulata. 3 ex on July 27 near Ciwidey, and 6 ex on August 3 at Muara Angke.
- 105.Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus.
A common bird, seen on most places but never abundant.
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