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Colin R Trainor
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First Records of Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles for Timor and Flores, Lesser Sundas Trainor, Colin R; Bauer, Mikael; Schellekens, Mark; Bos, Bart; Marijnissen, Timo
KUKILA Vol 14 (2009)
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Status of the Pied Imperial Pigeon Ducula bicolour and Pink-necked Green-Pigeon Treron vernans on Flores, Nusa Tenggara Schellekens, Mark; Trainor, Colin R; Encallado, Juan Jose Ramos; Imansyah, M Jeri
KUKILA Vol 14 (2009)
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The status of the Pied Imperial Pigeon Ducula bicolor in Nusa Tenggara (Lesser Sundas) is unclear, whilst the Pink-necked Green-Pigeon Treron vernans is unknown east of Sumbawa. We document observations of these two species on Flores and surrounding islands, and conclude that the Pied Imperial Pigeon is probably resident in western Flores and the Komodo area, whereas the Pink-necked Green-Pigeon has probably colonised Flores within the last 5-l 0 years. Green-Pigeons in the region should be carefully examined in the future.
The Birds of Lembata (Lomblen), Lesser Sundas - Part 1 Trainor, Colin R
KUKILA Vol 12 (2003)
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Ornithological observations were made on the island of Lembata (Lomblen) over a l3 day period in December 2000, to increase knowledge of its poorly known avifauna. Only 58 species were known from previously published sources. Thirty-three additional species were recorded (a 70% increase), with a current total of 91 species (53 non-passerines and 38 passerines), including 73 residents, 15 Palearctic migrants and three austral migrants. The 33 new species for Lembata includes, among others, one raptor, lO Palearctic passage migrants and four forest birds. Four globally Threatened and Near Threatened species are present on Lembata (following Birdlife International 2001): the Critically Endangered Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphttrea, the Vulnerable Flores Green Pigeon Treron floris, and the Near Threatened Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana and Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii. There are six Restricted-range species, all Lesser Sundas endemics, two additional Wallacean endemics and a total of 17 forest bird species. Biologically, Lembata is closely associated with Flores and other volcanic islands of the Inner Band a Arc; its avifauna is but a species poor subset ofFlores with every species recorded to date known also from that island.
The Birds of Lembata (Lomblen), Lesser Sundas – Part 2 Trainor, Colin R
KUKILA Vol 12 (2003)
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Ornithological observations were made on the island of Lembata (Lomblen) over a l3 day period in December 2000, to increase knowledge of its poorly known avifauna. Only 58 species were known from previously published sources. Thirty-three additional species were recorded (a 70% increase), with a current total of 91 species (53 non-passerines and 38 passerines), including 73 residents, 15 Palearctic migrants and three austral migrants. The 33 new species for Lembata includes, among others, one raptor, lO Palearctic passage migrants and four forest birds. Four globally Threatened and Near Threatened species are present on Lembata (following Birdlife International 2001): the Critically Endangered Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphttrea, the Vulnerable Flores Green Pigeon Treron floris, and the Near Threatened Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana and Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii. There are six Restricted-range species, all Lesser Sundas endemics, two additional Wallacean endemics and a total of 17 forest bird species. Biologically, Lembata is closely associated with Flores and other volcanic islands of the Inner Band a Arc; its avifauna is but a species poor subset ofFlores with every species recorded to date known also from that island.
Recent bird observations from Kisar Island, Lesser Sundas Trainor, Colin R
KUKILA Vol 12 (2003)
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ln September 2001 avifaunistic data were collected during a brief visit to the largely deforested island ofKisar (eastern Lesser Sundas). A total of 19 bird species were recorded including two new island records: Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspici1latus and Barn Swallow Himnclo rustica. Other interesting observations included the first sightings of the Little Friar bird Philemon citreogularis race hisserensis in almost lOO years. Study is needed to clarify the taxonomic distinctiveness of this taxon. The Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematoclus and Olive-headed Lorikeet T. euteles, known from nineteenth century records, were not recorded and may now be extinct. The South-west islands were little studied in the twentieth century. Ornithological surveys of still forested islands such as We tar, Romang and Babar are a priority.
New Bird Records for Nusa Tenggara Islands: Sumbawa, Moyo, Sumba, Flores, Pulau Besar and Timor Trainor, Colin R; Benstead, Phil J; Martin, Keith; Lesmana, Dwi; Agista, Dian; Benstead, M Charlotte; Drijvers, Raf; Setiawan, Iwan
KUKILA Vol 13 (2006)
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We present a total of 59 new island records comprising more than 100 independent site records of 52 species for selected Nusa Tenggara islands: Sumbawa (21) and its satellite Moyo (18); Sumba (4); Flores (3) and its satellite islands including Pulau Besar (12); and Timor (3). Records were gathered between 1994 and 2001 during surveys by BirdLife international Indonesia Programme, Dames and Moore Pry Ltd (especially within the Batu Hijau Project Area), and an extended bird watching visit. Records of particular note include those of the globally vulnerable Flores Green Pigeon Treron Jloris and two near-threatened species: Beach Thick-knee Esacus neglectus and Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana. A Superb Fruit-dove Ptilinopus superbus on Sumba represents the first record for Nusa Tenggara. Significant records of Palearctic migrants are accumulating for the region. We document the first two Nusa Tenggara records of the migrant Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta and numerous records of Chinese Sparrowhawk Accipiter soloensis and Japanese Sparrowhawk A. gularis.
New and significant bird records for Solor, Adonara, and Lembata (Lomblen) islands, Lesser Sundas Schellekens, Mark; Trainor, Colin R; Duhan, Gaudensius U.U.B
KUKILA Vol 15 (2011)
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The birds of the island of Solor were last investigated about 150 years ago when Charles Allen, an assistant of Lord Alfred Wallace, collected four species. During a one-day visit in 2005 the first author recorded an additional 47 species, including 33 resident land birds. A total of 37 species, including ten new island records, were observed on Adonara over a 2-day period in January 2005 and a brief visit in 2009. The second author recorded 33 species over four days on Lembata, including seven new island records. Few of the new island records for these three islands involved resident forest birds. A notable exception was the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erythacus on Lembata, extending its easterly limits. The avifaunas of Solor, Adonara and Lembata are species-poor subsets of the Flores mainland avifauna; only three species - Olive-headed Lorikeet Trichoglossus euteles (Adonara, Lembata), Common Cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris (Lembata) and Broad-billed Flycatcher Myiagra ruficollis (Lembata) – are absent from Flores. The forest avifauna of these islands remains poorly known and deserves further attention.
Breeding, Plumages and Vocalisations of the Pied Bush Chat Saxicola caprata pyrrhonotus on Kisar Island, Lesser Sundas Trainor, Colin R
KUKILA Vol 16 (2012)
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The Pied Bush Chat Saxicola caprata occurs widely in South, South-east Asia, and the Papuan region with 16 subspecies recognised including pyrrhonotus in the Timor region. Observations on the small island of Kisar, 25 km north of eastern Timor-Leste, revealed that the females differed from those of Timor, and may represent an undescribed subspecies. Females on Kisar had a cream-coloured throat with grey-brown streaks, and the breast and belly were streaked with dark brown, whereas those on Timor and Wetar have these parts plain light brown or rufous. The song of the Kisar bird also differed from those on Timor, but there is substantial variation in vocalisations among individuals, making quantitative inter-island comparisons difficult. Breeding was evident in October and the fledglings were found to be sexually-dimorphic as reported elsewhere for this species.