Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sulawesi Hanging Parrot

When I guided a Dutch lady on nature and birding tour in North Sulawesi province of Indonesia, I took a lot of pictures of birds in the forest, farmland, and mountains. One of them was Sulawesi Hanging Parrot (Loriculus stigmatus). We saw both male and female in a papaya tree. The birds were eating one of the riped fruits that was still hanging in the tree.
Sulawesi Hanging Parrot
A female Sulawesi Hanging Parrot
I slowly walked towards the tree with camera in my hand. I made several shots from a safe distance. I used Canon200D with Tamron 150-600mm G2 telephoto lens. The birds did not fly away when we were standing around twenty meters from them. The male one had red forehead as shown in the photograph below. We stood still for a while to watch the birds and then continued walking again.
A male Sulawesi Hanging Parro
In the same region, we saw Knobbed Hornbill, Sulawesi Hornbill, Grossbeak Starling, Collared Kingfisher, Green-back Kingfisher, Turquoise Warbling-flycatcher and etc.
We went to various birding sites including Doloduo village and Dumoga Bone National Park, Rainforest Areas around Sam Ratulangie Airport, Tomohon, Tangkoko Nature Reserve, and Pal Beach. It was a nice experience.
If you are interested in traveling to North Sulawesi and want me to guide you, please, contact me by email to: or by whatsapp to: +6281332245180.

Map of the Province of North Sulawesi

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