Friday, March 8, 2013

Visit Gunung Halimun Salak National Park

Gunung Halimun Salak National Park (GHSNP) is the largest remaining primary lowland forest in Java, home to 23 mammal species, at least two of which are endemic and endangered (the Javan gibbon and the grizzled langur). The roughly 113,000 hectares found within its boundaries also cover a wide range of plant and animal species. The park also supports more than 200 bird species, of which 18 are endemic, and more than 20 toad and frog species.

to see the bird list and more photos click this link!

Wildlife of Gunung Halimun Salak National Park (via Facebook)

Here's some bird photos from Gunung Halimun Salak National Park :

1. Javan Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi)
Adult Javan Hawk-eagle. Gliding above the Research Station.

2. Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)

Oriental Honey-buzzard. Common winter visitor.

3. Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus)

Adult Lesser Adjutant. First record for Gunung Halimun Salak.

4. Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)

Female Red Junglefowl. Can be found around tea plantation

5. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus remifer)

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo. Common bird along the main track.

6. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris)

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha always in canopy

7. Flame-fronted Barbet (Megalaima armillaris armillaris)

Flame-fronted Barbet

8. Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus)

Crimson-winged Woodpecker.

9. Striated Grassbird (Megalurus palustris)

Striated Grassbird common in tea plantation

10. Javan Trogon (Harpactes reinwardtii)

Javan Trogon hard to find it here.

11. Pale Blue Flycatcaher (Cyornis unicolor)

Femlae Pale Blue Flycatcaher

12. Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus) ??

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