Wild Animal Watching (WAW) at a Coffee Plantation in Situbondo, 47 Bird Species Recorded

Wild Animal Watching (WAW) at a Coffee Plantation in SitubondoBetween 12th and 14th October 2012, 18 ProFauna Indonesia activists held Wild Animal Watching (WAW) at the coffee plantation of Plampang, Situbondo Regency, East Java. Reaching the plantation through a long off-roading, the team were excited to watch the wild animals because the plantation was surrounded by natural forests inhabited by more than 100 bird species. The team managed to record 47 bird species because one of ProFauna Supporters (local volunteers) working on the plantation, Arif Rahman, did regular animal watching.

Wild Animal Watching (WAW) at a Coffee Plantation in SitubondoArif Rahman who went by his nickname, Maman, also hosted ProFauna activists in the plantation which was situated nearby Ijen Volcano. Plampang coffee plantation is a part of Kayumas Plantation owned by the State-owned Enterprise of PTPN XII (Persero). Situated at 1,600 meter above sea level, the plantation offers fresh and rather cold air. The bordering forests of the plantation become the habitats of various wildlife like the peafowl, Javan langur, Javan Hawk-eagle, and many more.

Spending three days in the plantation, the team recorded 47 bird species and two primate species: the Javan langur and the long-tailed macaque. Many groups of the primates were encountered by the team on their way. The recorded burd species included:

  1. Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)
  2. Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis)
  3. Chinese Goshawk (Accipiter soloensis)
  4. Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis)
  5. Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
  6. Buttonquail (Turnix sp.)
  7. Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius)
  8. Green Pigeon (Treron sp.)
  9. Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus pusillus)
  10. Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus saturates)
  11. Cuckoo (Cuculus sp.)
  12. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris)
  13. Asian Palm-swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)
  14. Grey-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis)
  15. Javan Kingfisher (Halycon cyanoventris)
  16. Collared Kingfisher (Todirhampus chloris)
  17. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)
  18. Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros undulatus)
  19. Black-banded Barbet (Megalaima javensis)
  20. Orange-fronted Barbet (Megalaima armillaris)
  21. Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
  22. Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei)
  23. Common Goldenback (Dinopium javanense) or Greater Goldenback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus)
  24. Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus)
  25. Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
  26. Striated swallow (Hirundo striolata)
  27. Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus hirundinaceus)
  28. Minivet (Pericrocotus sp. )
  29. Sooty-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster)
  30. Orange-spotted Bulbul (Pycnonotus bimaculatus)
  31. Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus. goiavier)
  32. Sunda Bulbul (Iole virescens)
  33. Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)
  34. Great Tit (Parus major)
  35. Lesser Shortwing (Brachypteryx leucophrys)
  36. White-crowned Forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti)
  37. Striated Grassbird (Megalurus palustris)
  38. Olive-backed Tailorbird (Orthotomus sepium)
  39. Bar-winged Prinia (Prinia familiaris)
  40. Dark-sided Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)
  41. Indigo Flycatcher (Eumyias indigo)
  42. Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)
  43. Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)
  44. Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trochileum)
  45. Blood-brested Flowerpecker (Dicaeum sanguinolentum)
  46. Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)
  47. Crow (Corvus sp.)

Thank you for ProFauna Indonesia Supporters who joined the Wild Animal Watching (WAW) in Plampang plantation, especially to Maman who hosted the event and provided accommodation for the team. See you in the upcoming ProFauna's activities!

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