Timor Camplong Recreation Park

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Camplong Recreation Park

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General Camplong, Camplong Recreation Park, Taman Wisata Alam
Camplong Recreation Park is a small (400 ha.) protected site northeast of Kupang. The area consists of hilly and quite disturbed semi-deciduous forest. It’s an interesting area for bird-watchers as it has a rich avifauna.
Access
Camplong village can be reached by bus from Kupang.
Accommodation
* Kupang
o Many possibilities.
* Camplong
o Wisma Oe Mat Honis.
Addresses
PHPA, Jl.Perintis Kemerdekaan, Walikota (Kupang suburb).

Birds
* Red Junglefowl – Gallus gallus
* Red-backed Buttonquail – Turnix maculosa
* Collared Kingfisher – Todirhamphus chloris
* Cinnamon-banded Kingfisher – Todirhamphus australasia
* Rainbow Bee-eater – Merops ornatus
* Oriental Cuckoo – Cuculus saturatus
* Brush Cuckoo – Cacomantis variolosus
* Gould’s Bronze-Cuckoo – Chrysococcyx russatus
* Australian Koel – Eudynamys cyanocephala
* Channel-billed Cuckoo – Scythrops novaehollandiae
* Yellow-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua sulphurea
* Rainbow Lorikeet – Trichoglossus haematodus
* Olive-headed Lorikeet – Trichoglossus euteles
* Iris Lorikeet – Psitteuteles iris
* Red-cheeeked Parrot – Geoffroyus geoffroyi
* Great-billed Parrot – Tanygnathus megalorynchos
* Olive-shouldered Parrot – Aprosmictus jonquillaceus
* Streaked Boobook – Ninox novaeseelandiae
* Large-tailed Nightjar – Caprimulgus macrurus
* Metallic Pigeon – Columba vitiensis
* Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis
* Island Collared-Dove – Streptopelia bitorquata
* Dusky Cuckoo-Dove – Macropygia magna
* Black Cuckoo-Dove – Turacoena modesta
* Emerald Dove – Chalcophaps indica
* Barred Dove – Geopelia maugeus
* Wetar Ground-Dove – Gallicolumba hoedtii
* Timor Green-Pigeon – Treron psittacea
* Black-backed Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus cinctus
* Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus regina
* Pink-headed Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula rosacea
* Short-toed Snake-Eagle – Circaetus gallicus
* Brown Goshawk – Accipiter fasciatus
# Bonelli’s Eagle – Hieraaetus fasciatus
# Australian Hobby – Falco longipennis

# Elegant Pitta – Pitta elegans
# Red-rumped Myzomela – Myzomela vulnerata
# Yellow-eared Honeyeater – Lichmera flavicans
# Streaky-breasted Honeyeater – Meliphaga reticulata
# Plain Friarbird – Philemon inornatus
# Helmeted Friarbird – Philemon buceroides
# Plain Gerygone – Gerygone inornata
# Fawn-breasted Whistler – Pachycephala orpheus
# Golden Whistler – Pachycephala pectoralis
# Large-billed Crow – Corvus macrorhynchos
# Olive-brown Oriole – Oriolus melanotis
# Timor Figbird – Sphecotheres viridis
# Wallacean Cuckooshrike – Coracina personata
# Slender-billed Cicadabird – Coracina tenuirostris
# White-shouldered Triller – Lalage sueurii
# Northern Fantail – Rhipidura rufiventris
# Rufous Fantail – Rhipidura rufifrons
# Wallacean Drongo – Dicrurus densus
# Island Monarch – Monarcha cinerascens
# Spectacled Monarch – Monarcha trivirgatus
# Orange-banded Thrush – Zoothera peronii
# Little Pied Flycatcher – Ficedula westermanni
# Black-banded Flycatcher – Ficedula timorensis
# Timor Blue-Flycatcher – Cyornis hyacinthinus
# White-bellied Bushchat – Saxicola gutturalis
# Short-tailed Starling – Aplonis minor
# Ashy-bellied White-eye – Zosterops citrinellus
# Spot-breasted White-eye – Heleia muelleri
# Timor Stubtail – Urosphena subulata
# Timor Leaf-Warler – Phylloscopus presbytes
# Buff-banded Grassbird – Buettikoferella bivittata
# Thick-billed Flowerpecker – Dicaeum agile
# Red-chested Flowerpecker – Dicaeum maugei
# Flame-breasted Sunbird – Nectarinia solaris
# Tricolored Parrotfinch – Erythrura tricolor
# Black-faced Munia – Lonchura molucca

A lovely community about 45 KM from Kupang with regular market days and a natural swimming pool, where traditionally people bathe, do their laundry, and socialize.
Camplong is also a forest reserve where some scarce animals, such as deer (Cervus Timorensis), parrots, monkeys, etc. in the reservation, are protected.

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