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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Recommended Book "Field Guide to the Birds of Java and Bali "

= Field Guide to the Birds of Java and Bali =
Paperback: 390 pages
Publisher: Gadjah Mada University Press (1988)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9794200921
ISBN-13: 978-9794200926
Average Customer Review: 5 star

Locations Mentioned in Text:
1. Jakarta (Muara Anke). 2. Cibodas/Gunung Gede-Pangrango. 3. Pelabuhan Ratu. 4. Carita (Curug Gendang). 5. Pangandaran. 6. Yogyakarta (Candi Borobudur).. [PS: Bogor is between Jakarta and Cibodas; Segara Anakan is just east of Pangandaran.]

On the second day it rained all day; did very little at Carita. Birding highlights: Streaked Weaver. Refused entry to Cerug Gendang (waterfall reserve) by PHPA guard, on advice that the track was washed out.

Third day, Daniel Philippe came down from Jakarta, and got us past the guard with his excellent language skills. Birded Cerug Gendang (lowland rainforest). Birding highlights: Grey-rumped Treeswift, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Javan Sunbird, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Greater Green Leafbird, Blue-winged Leafbird, Little Spiderhunter, Grey-cheeked Bulbul, (Javan Lutung). Returned to Jakarta with Daniel