Friday, 28 September 2012

Dumoga Bone

We went back into the wonderful forest of Dumoga Bone this morning with the intention of catching up with Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill which has been a rather tricky species to find this year. After last night’s brief silhouetted flight views it was a real pleasure to get a pair perched up in the scope this morning. We also eventually found a Maroon-chinned Fruit-dove in a large fruiting tree, in company with numerous Grey-cheeked Green-pigeons and Green Imperial-pigeons. There was also Sulawesi Serpent-eagle, the endemic Bay Coucal, Yellow-billed Malkoha, and some superfast Purple Needletails zooming down to the river to drink. On return to the lodge a Spotted Harrier was seen flying overhead.

Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill

After lunch we drove towards Minado and took a side road where we parked up in a small village and waited til dusk when a Minahassa Masked Owl flew over calling.

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