Sumba Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park Map

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Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park Map

Laiwangi-Wanggameti National Park Map, Laiwangi-Wanggameti, Park Nasional

Laiwangi-Wanggameti National Park represents all forest types in Sumba, including alpine forest which is not common in Sumba.
This Park has a species diversity of high value, in particular at an altitude of 800 m asl. Among the species of flora are jambu hutan (Syzygium sp.), pulai (Alstonia scholaris), beringin (Ficus sp.), kenari (Canarium oleosum), kayu manis (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), honggi (Myristica littoralis), suren (Toona sureni), taduk (Sterculia foetida), kesambi (Schleichera oleosa), and hangkang (Palaquium obovatum).
This Park forms the habitat for wild animals such as the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis fascicularis), wild pig (Sus sp.), Timor python (Phyton timorensis), and red junglefowl (Gallus gallus). It has the main population of the red-naped fruit dove (Ptilinopus dohertyi), and several other bird species such as the Sumba green pigeon (Treron teysmannii), Sumba button quail (Turnix everetti), yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata), purple-naped lory (Lorius domicella), Sumba flycatcher (Ficedula harterti), Sumba cicada bird (Coracina dohertyi), and apricot-breasted sunbird (Nectarinia buettikoferi). In addition, there are about 43 species of butterfly, some of them are endemic like the halipron birdwing (Troides haliphron naias), Elimnias amoena, Sumalia chilo, Ideopsis oberthurii, and Athyma karita.
Laiwangi-Wanggameti was declared as a National Park quite recently, and therefore has very few facilities for visitors. However, there is a homestay managed by the local community.
Kakatua Jambul Kuning (Cacatua sulphurea)
Around the Park there are many ancient graves carved with motifs of horses, buffalo, men and women. These ancient graves indicate the social status of the bereaved family.
Best time of year to visit: March to June, and October to December.
How to reach the Park: Kupang-Waingapu, about one hour by plane, then Waingapu-Watumbaka-Maujawa-Melolo-Kanagar, about 2 hours by four-wheel drive, and proceed on foot to the Park (the villages of Wanggameti, Tana Rara and Tabundung).
a total area of 47,014 hectares
Altitude 0 – 1,225 m asl.

Birds
* Orange-footed Scrubfowl – Megapodius reinwardt
* Brown Quail – Coturnix ypsilophora
* Blue-breasted Quail – Coturnix chinensis
* Green Junglefowl – Gallus varius
* Red-backed Buttonquail – Turnix maculosa
* Sumba Buttonquail – Turnix everetti
* Sumba Hornbill – Aceros everetti
* Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
* Rufous-backed Kingfisher – Ceyx rufidorsa
* Collared Kingfisher – Todirhamphus chloris
* Cinnamon-banded Kingfisher – Todirhamphus australasia
* Sacred Kingfisher – Todirhamphus sanctus
* Blue-tailed Bee-eater – Merops philippinus
* Rainbow Bee-eater – Merops ornatus
* Rusty-breasted Cuckoo – Cacomantis sepulcralis
* Shining Bronze-Cuckoo – Chrysococcyx lucidus
* Lesser Coucal – Centropus bengalensis
* Yellow-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua sulphurea
* Rainbow Lorikeet – Trichoglossus haematodus
* Red-cheeked Parrot – Geoffroyus geoffroyi
* Great-billed Parrot – Tanygnathus megalorynchos
* Eclectus Parrot – Eclectus roratus
* Glossy Swiftlet – Collocalia esculenta
* Sumba Boobook – Ninox rudolfi
* Metallic Pigeon – Columba vitiensis
* Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis
* Little Cuckoo-Dove – Macropygia ruficeps
* Emerald Dove – Chalcophaps indica
* Barred Dove – Geopelia maugeus
* Nicobar Pigeon – Caloenas nicobarica
* Sumba Green-Pigeon – Treron teysmannii
* Red-naped Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus dohertyi
* Black-naped Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus melanospila
* Green Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula aenea
* Pacific Baza – Aviceda subcristata
* Black-winged Kite – Elanus caeruleus
* Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus
# White-bellied Fish-Eagle – Haliaeetus leucogaster
# Short-toed Snake-Eagle – Circaetus gallicus
# Spotted Harrier – Circus assimilis
# Brown Goshawk – Accipiter fasciatus
# Spotted Kestrel – Falco moluccensis # Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinus
# White-faced Heron – Egretta novaehollandiae
# Javan Pond-Heron – Ardeola speciosa
# Elegant Pitta – Pitta elegans
# Sumba Myzomela – Myzomela dammermani
# Indonesian Honeyeater – Lichmera limbata
# Helmeted Friarbird – Philemon buceroides
# Golden Whistler – Pachycephala pectoralis
# Large-billed Crow – Corvus macrorhynchos
# White-breasted Woodswallow – Artamus leucorynchus
# Black-naped Oriole – Oriolus chinensis
# Wallacean Cuckooshrike – Coracina personata
# Sumba Cicadabird – Coracina dohertyi
# Rufous Fantail – Rhipidura rufifrons
# Wallacean Drongo – Dicrurus densus
# Asian Paradise-Flycatcher – Terpsiphone paradisi
# Spectacled Monarch – Monarcha trivirgatus
# Broad-billed Flycatcher – Myiagra ruficollis
# Chestnut-backed Thrush – Zoothera dohertyi
# Russet-backed Jungle-Flycatcher – Rhinomyias oscillans
# Sumba Flycatcher – Ficedula harterti
# Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher – Culicicapa ceylonensis
# Pied Bushchat – Saxicola caprata
# Short-tailed Starling – Aplonis minor
# Great Tit – Parus major
# Pacific Swallow – Hirundo tahitica
# Zitting Cisticola – Cisticola juncidis
# Ashy-bellied White-eye – Zosterops citrinellus
# Yellow-spectacled White-eye – Zosterops wallacei
# Tawny Grassbird – Megalurus timoriensis
# Australasian Lark – Mirafra javanica
# Thick-billed Flowerpecker – Dicaeum agile
# Blood-breasted Flowerpecker – Dicaeum sanguinolentum
# Plain-throated Sunbird – Anthreptes malacensis
# Apricot-breasted Sunbird – Nectarinia buettikoferi
# Paddyfield Pipit – Anthus rufulus
# Red Avadavat – Amandava amandava
# Zebra Finch – Taeniopygia guttata
# Black-faced Munia – Lonchura molucca
# Scaly-breasted Munia – Lonchura punctulata
# Five-colored Munia – Lonchura quinticolor

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