Flores Ruteng Recreation Park

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Ruteng Recreation Park

Ruteng, Ruteng Recreation Park, Taman Wisata Alam

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General
Ruteng Recreation Park is a 32,000 ha. protection site, south of Ruteng. The area is mountainous, with seven volcanic peaks, and covered by mixed evergreen and semi-deciduous hill forest and mountain cloud forests. The active volcano Gunung Ranaka (2,400 m.) is the second highest peak on Flores.
The site’s main attraction is formed by its rich avifauna. All mountain species of Flores can be seen in the area. Waterbirds occur at the Danau Rana Mese crater lake, located at an altitude of 1,200 m., west of Ruteng.
Access
Ruteng is served by buses from Labuanbajo (4-5 hrs.), Bajawa (4-5 hrs.) and Ende (9 hrs.). You can access the park by several routes. Before you go get the Birds of Ruteng Nature Recreation Park handbook from the Park office.
Accommodation
* Ruteng
o Wisma Sindha
o Hotel Dahlia
o Wisma Agung I, II and III
Addresses
Ruteng Nature Park Office, Satar Tacik, Ruteng.
PHPA, Jl.Kathedral 1, Ruteng.

Birds
* Brown Quail – Coturnix ypsilophora
* Pacific Black Duck – Anas superciliosa
* Indonesian Teal – Anas gibberifrons
* Garganey – Anas querquedula
* Sunda Woodpecker – Dendrocopos moluccensis
* White-rumped Kingfisher – Caridonax fulgidus
* Oriental Cuckoo – Cuculus saturatus
* Rainbow Lorikeet – Trichoglossus haematodus
* Red-cheeked Parrot – Geoffroyus geoffroyi
* Great-billed Parrot – Tanygnathus megalorynchos
* Flores Scops-Owl – Otus alfredi
* Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove – Macropygia emiliana
* Black-backed Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus melanospila
* Dark-backed Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula lacernulata
* Common Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
* Rufous-bellied Eagle – Hieraaetus kienerii
* Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis
* Little Pied Cormorant – Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
* Elegant Pitta – Pitta elegans
* Scaly-crowned Honeyeater – Lichmera lombokia
* Golden-bellied Gerygone – Gerygone sulphurea
* Bare-throated Whistler – Pachycephala nudigula
* Sumba Cicadabird – Coracina dohertyi
* Flores Minivet – Pericrocotus lansbergei
* Brown-capped Fantail – Rhipidura diluta * Wallacean Drongo – Dicrurus densus
* Chestnut-capped Thrush – Zoothera interpres
* Chestnut-backed Thrush – Zoothera dohertyi
* Sunda Thrush – Zoothera andromedae
* White-browed Shortwing – Brachypteryx montana
* Russet-backed Jungle-Flycatcher – Rhinomyias oscillans # Short-tailed Starling – Aplonis minor
# Golden-headed Cisticola – Cisticola exilis
# Mountain White-eye – Zosterops montanus
# Yellow-spectacled White-eye – Zosterops wallacei
# Yellow-browed White-eye – Lophozosterops superciliaris
# Crested White-eye – Lophozosterops dohertyi
# Thick-billed White-eye – Heleia crassirostris
# Russet-capped Tesia – Tesia everetti
# Mountain Tailorbird – Orthotomus cuculatus
# Timor Leaf-Warbler – Phylloscopus presbytes
# Yellow-breasted Warbler – Seicercus montis
# Pygmy Wren-Babbler – Pnoepyga pusilla
# Golden-rumped Flowerpecker – Dicaeum annae
# Black-fronted Flowerpecker – Dicaeum igniferum
# Blood-breasted Flowerpecker – Dicaeum sanguinolentum
# Red Avadavat – Amandava amandava
# Tawny-breasted Parrotfinch – Erythrura hyperythra
# Five-colored Munia – Lonchura quinticolor
# Pale-headed Munia – Lonchura pallida

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