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  1. Black-crowned White-eye (Zosterops atrifrons)

    Black-crowned White-eye (Zosterops atrifrons)

    This is the picture of Black-crowned White-eye (Zosterops atrifrons) that I took at the slope of Tounelet village in Minahasa highland of Indonesia. There was a small forest in the slope which was the habitat of Pale Blue Monarch, Black-naped Oriole, Sahul Sunbird, Sooty-headed Bulbul...
  2. Blue-black Kingfisher

    Blue-black Kingfisher

    When I was opening my picture files, I found this photograph of Blue-black Kingfisher which I took last year in March 2023. I was guiding a couple of Dutch tourists in the lowland rainforest of Sorong. This bird could be found in the coastal mangrove forest and in deeper area of tropical...
  3. Warbling White-eye

    Warbling White-eye

    I saw this Warbling White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) in higher elevation forest of District Sonder in Minahasa highland. There were a lot of other birds in the nearby trees such as Crimson Sunbird, White-faced Cuckoo Dove, Sulawesi Cuckoo Dove, Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher, Black-faced Munia...
  4. Sahul Sunbird (female) in District Sonder of Minahasa highland

    Sahul Sunbird (female) in District Sonder of Minahasa highland

    Here is the picture of a female Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) that I took in District Sonder of Minahasa highland in Indonesia. The bird was sitting on a small branch of a clove tree after the rain. I used an old bridge camera Fujifilm HS50EXR. The male Sahul Sunbird has got an iridescent...
  5. Black-naped Oriole in Sonder's forest of Minahasa Regency

    Black-naped Oriole in Sonder's forest of Minahasa Regency

    I was sitting at the balcony of my uncle's house when I see this Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis). The bird was sitting on the branch of a tree lower then me. So, I could take good picture of the bird. I had to wear dark green t-shirt and stood still for quite long in the balcony in oder...
  6. Pale Blue-Monarch in Sonder Forest Minahasa Highland

    Pale Blue-Monarch in Sonder Forest Minahasa Highland

    Here is the picture of Pale Blue Monarch (Hypothymis puella) that I took in District town of Sonder in Minahasa regency of Indonesia. The small bird was hopping on the branches of trees to find insects for its breakfast. The sunlight early in the morning could not reach the area under the canopy...
  7. Crimson Sunbird in District Sonder of Minahasa

    Crimson Sunbird in District Sonder of Minahasa

    Here is the picture of Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) that I saw at a forest edge in Sonder of Minahasa highland. This was a small bird that was sitting on the branch of a shrub plant. The bird probably was looking for flowers where he would eat their nectar. There are a lot of other birds...
  8. Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise in Waigeo Rainforests

    Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise in Waigeo Rainforests

  9. Papuan pitta

    Papuan pitta

  10. Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus) | Arfak Mountains, West Papua

    Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus) | Arfak Mountains, West Papua

    Magnificent Riflebird
  11. Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise

    Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise

  12. King bird-of-paradise

    King bird-of-paradise

  13. Eastern Hooded Pitta in Nimbokrang

    Eastern Hooded Pitta in Nimbokrang

  14. Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise

    Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise

  15. Euchenor Swallowtail (Papilio euchenor)

    Euchenor Swallowtail (Papilio euchenor)

    I was separated from our group when I took this image and it does not appear on our trip-list. Nectaring on Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), this large 5-6" butterfly is a member of the Swallowtail family Papilionidae. However, Indonesian swallowtails such as this in the "aegeus"...
  16. Double-eyed Fig-Parrot

    Double-eyed Fig-Parrot

    This tiny rainforest parrot usually feeds inconspicuously in the canopy. This is a male. Females are similar but lack the red cheeks. Presumably the nominate race. Other races have variably different color patterns. The race "C. d. coxeni" from coastal eastern Australia is sometimes split under...
  17. Large Green-banded Blue (Danis danis)

    Large Green-banded Blue (Danis danis)

    Very similar to the unrelated Small Green-banded Blue (Psychonotis chaeleus) I believe this is an example of aposematic mimicry in tropical butterflies. There are two kinds of aposematic mimicry: Batesian and Müllerian. In Bastesian, a tasty species mimics an unpalatable or poisonous one to...
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    Hi from a birder and guide in Jakarta

    Hello, I am Desi Ayu Triana. But just call me Eci, please. Or Datriana. Started birding in 2010 and being guide in 2014 when I was still a Biology student at State University of Jakarta. Most of the trips, birding in Jakarta and its nearby. But there are several trips go out from Jakarta even...
  19. Red bird-of-paradise

    Red bird-of-paradise

  20. Common Paradise Kingfisher

    Common Paradise Kingfisher

  21. Tiger Clubtail (Ictinogomphus lieftincki)

    Tiger Clubtail (Ictinogomphus lieftincki)

    Another distinctive dragonfly with no standard English name. Sometimes lumped as a subspecies of "I. australis." Usually classified as a Clubtail, family Gomphidae referring to the club-like widening at the end of the abdomen. Alternately it is sometimes placed in the family Lindeniidae or Tiger...
  22. Decora Skimmer (Neurothemis decora)

    Decora Skimmer (Neurothemis decora)

    This well marked midnight blue dragonfly apparently has no accepted English name so I made one up. I have not been able to find any information about this species other than it is found in New Guinea and northern Queensland and is a wetland indicator. The US National Museum reports having only...
  23. Palm Cockatoo

    Palm Cockatoo

    You think you're having a bad hair day? Nothing can compare to the outrageous punk crest of the Palm Cockatoo, but also note the massive bill and bright red facial skin. They are unique in their own genus. The red face changes color getting brighter when the bird is excited. I believe this one...
  24. Wompoo Fruit-Dove

    Wompoo Fruit-Dove

    This large spectacular fruit-dove tends to sit quietly high in the forest canopy where, despite its deep purple, green and yellow colors, it blends in with the foliage. They are named for their vocalizations. Birds in this area are the race "P. m. puella", which is the smallest and has a deeper...
  25. Streak-headed Munia

    Streak-headed Munia

    Our local guide was quite excited to spot this rather nondescript New Guinea endemic. The streaking on the head is highly variable. This is presumably the paler nominate race. I believe this is a male. Females are paler below and more uniformly streaked. Sometimes lumped with White-spotted...
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