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BEST OF SULAWESI & HALMAHERA

Sunday 17th September - Saturday 30th September 2017

Craig Robson

A great tour for kingfishers... the scarce Sombre Kingfisher showed superbly (Craig Robson)

A great tour for kingfishers... the scarce Sombre Kingfisher showed superbly (Craig Robson)

This concise version of our long-running Sulawesi and Halmahera tour brought us an excellent selection of regional endemics and specialities. There were many stunning highlights, including Green-backed, Lilac, Great-billed, Scaly-breasted, Sombre, and Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfishers, Sulawesi Masked Owl, roosting Sulawesi Scops Owl and Ochre-bellied Boobook, Sulawesi and Satanic Nightjars, the amazing Moluccan Owlet-Nightjar, Sulawesi Goshawk, Great and White-faced Cuckoo-Doves, Red-eared and Scarlet-breasted Fruit Doves, Purple-winged Roller, the peerless Purple-bearded Bee-eater, White Cockatoo, Pygmy Hanging Parrot, Chattering Lory, Ivory-breasted and Sulawesi Pittas, White-naped Monarch, Maroon-backed Whistler, lekking Standardwings, Hylocitrea, Malia, Sulawesi and White-necked Mynas, Red-backed and Sulawesi Thrushes, and the skulking Great Shortwing.

The rare Lore Lindu form of Scaly Kingfisher was a nice bonus (Craig Robson)

The rare Lore Lindu form of Scaly Kingfisher was a nice bonus (Craig Robson)