Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Birding in Ragunan Zoo

15 February 2013,

Together with my friends (Budi Susanto, Rahmat Fadrikal, and Derry Septa) we birding in Ragunan Zoo, South Jakarta. Our first bird is Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon Treron griseicauda griseicauda. This bird is rarely found in Jakarta. From my observations, this is the first record. We saw one pair feeding on fruiting Fig Tree with other birds like Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis and Yellow-vented Bulbuls Pycnonotus goiavier.

a pair of Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon
Female Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon


After taking some pictures, we move to crocodiles pen. We got one female Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting in close range only for a few second before she flew away.

Adult female Blue-eared Kingfisher

At 09.30 AM, Budi and Rahmat split with us because they must back to their home. We continue our observations. Now, we waiting the Brown Prinia Prinia polychroa for a while. A few minutes later, one Brown Prinia start to calling from behind the grasses and then he move to the open perch on the tree. I only got record shot!
Around crocodile pen, i got one Sub-adult Olive-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus sepium. Actually this bird more common in the mountain. I've never seen this bird in Jakarta before.


Sub-adult Olive-backed Tailorbird

Sub-adult Olive-backed Tailorbird



Brown Prinia
Back to fruiting Fig Tree, i saw more than 10 individuals of Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon feeding together with Yellow-vented Bulbuls, Black-naped Orioles, Spotted Doves, and Ruby-throated Bulbuls Pycnonotus dispar!

Male Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon

a pair of Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon

Adult Ruby-throated Bulbul

Female Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon

Adult Ruby-throated Bulbul




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