Leaf Lorikeet (Trichoglossus weberi)

Leaf Lorikeet

Leaf Lorikeet is also known as the Flores Lorikeet or Weber’s Lorikeet. They are endemic to the Indonesian island of Flores. They use to be considered a subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet but are believed by many to be a separate species. This species is found in rainforest, Casuarinas, and secondary forest at 1,200-1,550 m. Birds have been recorded…

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Least Boobook (Ninox sumbaensis)

Least Boobook

Least Boobook (Ninox sumbaensis) also known as the little Sumba boobook or little Sumba hawk-owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is endemic to the Indonesian island of Sumba. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Ninox sumbaensis was formally described only recently, although the taxon has been known to ornithologists since the…

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Flores Scops Owl

Flores Scops Owl, Otus alfredi, Flores Endemic birds

Flores Scops Owl (Otus alfredi) is endemic to the island of Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (BirdLife International 2001). Originally collected on Gunung Repok in 1896 in the Todo mountains of south-west Flores, it was not seen again until 1994, when a single juvenile was mist-netted and collected at 1,400 m on the northern slopes of Poco Mandasawu in the…

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Flores Hawk-Eagle

Flores Hawk-Eagle

Flores Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus floris) is found in Indonesia, on the islands of Flores, Sumbawa and Lombok as well as on two satellite islands, Satonda near Sumbawa and Rinca near Flores (Gjershaug et al. 2004). The species has also occurred on Komodo, with an individual photographed on a mangrove islet less than 800 m offshore in 2011 (Coates and Bishop…

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Flores Monarch; Highlights of West Flores

Flores Monarch

Flores monarch (Symposiachrus sacerdotum) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. This species is endemic to the western half of Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, where it appears to be extremely local and largely uncommon, with very tentative density estimates of 2.3 (± 0.8) birds per hectare in suitable habitat, made during fieldwork in 1993 (BirdLife International 2001). However,…

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