Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A Pitstop at Pamunakan

A series of fish ponds, rice fields and mangroves provide ideal habitat for a few goodies and an early start saw us ticking off White-capped Munia on the drive in. Excellent views were obtained of these beautiful little birds, and at our first stop we also had Small Blue Kingfisher, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Slaty-breasted Rail, Yellow Bittern and some other common birds. Amongst the ponds we quickly picked up a Javan Plover and had a further 3 more later in the morning. But with the temperature already rising we walked quite a way to some mangroves bordering a canal and were quite fortunate to get really good views of the endemic Javan White-eye, a few of which were feeding close by. 

Golden-bellied Gerygone

Also present in the same area were Whiskered Tern, Little Black Cormorant, Oriental Darter, Golden-bellied Gerygone, Pied Fantail, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Striated Heron, Sunda Teal and Island Collared Dove. Leaving here we drove to a great hotel on the outskirts of Jakarta and enjoyed the a/c and cold beers very much!!!

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