Sumba Poronumbu Protection Forest

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Sumba

Poronumbu Protection Forest

General
Poronumbu Protection Forest comprises an area of 2,500 ha near Waikabubak, West Sumba district’s capital. The site consists of a small forest block with heavily disturbed secondary forest. Despite of this fact, the site is still very interesting for bird-watchers. Birdlife International Indonesia Programme has recommended Wildlife Reserve status for the area.
Access
Poronumbu Protection Forest is easily reached from Waikabubak. Take a minibus from Waikabubak terminal to Waibanga and get out in Dokakaka village. From there it’s another 3 km. to the forest edge.
Accommodation
* Waikabubak
o Several possibilities
* Rua beach
o Nihiwatu Resort
Addresses
PHPA, Jl.Gatot Subroto 10, Waingapu.

Birds
* Orange-footed Scrubfowl – Megapodius reinwardt
* Blue-breasted Quail – Coturnix chinensis
* Green Junglefowl – Gallus varius
* Sumba Hornbill – Aceros everetti
* Dollarbird – Eurystomus orientalis
* Collared Kingfisher – Todirhamphus chloris
* Cinnamon-banded Kingfisher – Todirhamphus australasia
* Sacred Kingfisher – Todirhamphus sanctus
* Blue-tailed Bee-eater – Merops philippinus
* Rusty-breasted Cuckoo – Cacomantis sepulcralis
* Australian Koel – Eudynamys cyanocephala
* 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
* Barn Owl – Tyto alba
* Sumba Boobook – Ninox rudolfi
* Savannah Nightjar – Caprimulgus affinis
* Metallic Pigeon – Columba vitiensis
* Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis
* Little Cuckoo-Dove – Macropygia ruficeps
* Emerald Dove – Chalcophaps indica
* Barred Dove – Geopelia maugeus
* Sumba Green-Pigeon – Treron teysmannii
* Red-naped Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus dohertyi
* Black-naped Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus melanospila
* Green Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula aenea
* Common Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
* Pacific Baza – Aviceda subcristata
* Black-winged Kite – Elanus caeruleus
* Black Kite – Milvus migrans
* Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus
* Spotted Harrier – Circus assimilis
* Brown Goshawk – Accipiter fasciatus

# Spotted Kestrel – Falco moluccensis
# 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
# 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 Brown Flycatcher – Muscicapa segregata
# Sumba Flycatcher – Ficedula harterti
# Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher – Culicicapa ceylonensis
# Pied Bushchat – Saxicola caprata
# Short-tailed Starling – Aplonis minor
# Great Tit – Parus major
# Zitting Cisticola – Cisticola juncidis
# Ashy-bellied White-eye – Zosterops citrinellus
# Yellow-spectacled White-eye – Zosterops wallacei
# Tawny Grassbird – Megalurus timoriensis
# Thick-billed Flowerpecker – Dicaeum agile
# Blood-breasted Flowerpecker – Dicaeum sanguinolentum
# Plain-throated Sunbird – Anthreptes malacensis
# Apricot-breasted Sunbird – Nectarinia buettikoferi
# Paddyfield Pipit – Anthus rufulus
# Black-faced Munia – Lonchura molucca
# Scaly-breasted Munia – Lonchura punctulata
# Five-colored Munia – Lonchura quinticolor

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