Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Yellow-billed Malkoha

Yellow-billed Malkoha in the highland of Minahasa
This is the picture of Yellow-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus calyorhynchusthat I saw in Minahasa highland while I was doing a morning bird walk. I saw two birds at that time. However, I could only take picture of one of them. The bird was endemic to Sulawesi island. The forest had never been visited by any birdwatchers. So, it was a new birding site. I also saw several other species of birds including Hair-crested Drongo, Black-naped Oriole, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Scaly-breasted Munia, Yellow-sided Flowerpecker, Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker, Collared Kingfisher, Cattle Egret, Olive-backed Sunbird, Slender-billed Crow, and Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon. 
In the evening, I returned to the same site and I called the Sulawesi Scops Owl. The bird flew closer to me and landed on the branch of a tree. I took some pictures of the owl too. It was a great experience birding in Minahasa highland.
As a tourist guide, I offer birding tour to this region for visitors who are interested in watching birds and other wild animals of North Sulawesi. To share the cost, the number of participants should be at least 2 to 4 people. 
If you are interested, please, contact me by email to: or send whatsapp message to my cell phone number: +6281332245180.
Also read:
North Sulawesi Tour Package
Birding in North Sulawesi

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