Thanks Monal and his team for the wonderful birding experience there. I managed to get all of my target kingfishers at Tangkoko, plus the red-bellied pitta (now known as Sulawesi Pitta) too.
I only saw this male on one occasion, and I particularly like the action and the habitat of this image, which was one of the highlights of my recent trip to North Sulawesi well arranged by Monal Capellone and his team from Sultan Tours!
Birding in Halmahera is harder than in other countries. You really have to find your own bird. Monal and his team makes it much easier. Thanks Monal for being part of this pitta mission.
There is probably nowhere better to see Sulawesi’s unique avifauna, with 80% of the island’s endemic species, this park has a well deserved reputation for montane specialities. our main targets here are the magnificent Sulawesi endemic of the Purple-Beared Bee-Eater, Shy Great Shortwing, Malia, Geomalia, Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler, noisy Caerulean cuckoo shrikes and more.