Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Gunung Gede Part 2

Other more common but no less exciting species were numerous here and we also saw Fire-tufted Barbet, Blue Nuthatch, Black-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Olive-backed Tailorbird, Sunda and Yellow-bellied Warbler, Mountain Leaf-warbler, and even more Eye-browed Wren-babblers, Pygmy Cupwing and Lesser Shortwings

Sunda Warbler is a common bird of higher elevations

Later in the day we also had a few more widely recorded species such as Black Eagle, Black-naped Fruit-Dove, Cinereous Tit, Grey-cheeked Bulbul, Ashy Drongo, Mountain Tailorbird, Siberian Thrush, and a trio of Snowy-browed, Pale Blue and Little Pied Flycatchers.

Mountain Leaf-warbler is another common species

Sunda Whistling-thrush

Our last full day saw us heading out into the lovely sunshine later than normal and we birded the Cibodas Botanical Gardens in pursuit of another couple of endemics. We did well with a flock of Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrots feeding on a flowering tree and as we were watching them a flock of Pygmy Tits passed by right in front of us. Our first decent look at Indigo Flycatchers were also much appreciated, and we also had Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, another Javan Kingfisher and lots of previously seen species. We then spent the rest of the day on the mountain, taking lunch at the waterfall and getting nice views of many preciously seen species. A Rusty-breasted Cuckoo looked nice in the scope, and we heard a Brown-throated Barbet but that would have to wait for a day or two….. An early finish to rest our aching limbs after walking up and down the rocky path was much appreciated this evening I can tell you....!

No comments:

Post a Comment