Birds of Lombok
Reference Books and internet links
- · Birds of Indonesia - Morten Strange
- · Burung-Burung di Kawasan Indonesia Wallacea, Sulawesi, Maluku dan Nusa Tenggara – Coates, Bishop, Gardner
- · http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/checklist.jsp?region=idlslo&list=clements
“Our garden is populated with the unfortunately named yellow-vented bulbul (the locals call them cerucuk which I prefer) and loads of swallows, swifts or swiftlets of some sort. We also see bee-eaters, red-chested flower-pecker, pretty little sunbirds, a pair of pied trillers, oriental white eyes, occasional cuckoos, finches, kingfishers (two varieties at least), maybe a woodpecker, and I believe there is an owl up behind Studio One. Have seen it once or twice and recent guests heard it at night. Overhead we get Brahmini kites and white bellied sea eagles and, over the ocean in the distance, frigate birds.” Personal communication Mark Heyward, The Studio, The Hill, Batu Layar, Lombok.
During our stay Nov.2012 to April 2013, we observed most of the above except the cuckoos, (but see Coucal comment below ) and the woodpecker.
Additional birds spotted on the Hill and comments thereon are:
· Kingfisher - still needs identification because the birdsong does not correspond well with any of the 8 historical and current known species listed by Myers & Bishop in 2005.
· Brown throated Sunbird MS p 322
· White shouldered Triller MS p 232
· White breasted Wood Swallow MS p 371
· Javan Munia MS p 348
· Yellow vented Bull-Bul MS p 240
· Pale headed Munia MS p 352 (White-headed) nesting.
· Zebra Finch MS p 347
· White breasted Waterhen MS p 92
· Rinjani Scops- Owl - New species world wide announced in Feb.2013 in Lombok – identified by voice short whistle repeated sometimes at regular intervals at dusk and dawn.
· Lesser Coucal MS p 135 (identified by voice only)
· Black fronted Flowerpecker (Diaceum Igniferum) female MS p 317