Birds & Mammals
Tropical & Subtropical Dry (Deciduous/Monsoon) Broadleaf Forest

Class Aves: Birds

In recent years, there have been more new species of birds recognized in the woodlands of southern Wallacea, as previous wider ranging species have been split. East Timor in particular now has a large range of endemics

Family Megapodiidae

(Rinca, Indonesia)

Megapodius reinwardt, 'Orange-footed Scrubfowl'.

Family Columbidae

(Satonda Island, Indonesia)

Ducula aenea, 'Green Imperial Pigeon'.

(Nino Konis Santana National Park, East Timor)

Macropygia magna, 'Timor Cuckoo-Dove'.

(Nino Konis Santana National Park, East Timor)

Ptilinopus regina (subspecies) roseipileum, '(Timor) Rose-crowned Fruit Dove'. This subspecies has no 'rose crown'.

Family Meropidae: Bee-eaters

(Nino Konis Santana National Park, East Timor)

Merops ornatus, 'Rainbow Bee-eater'.

Family Oriolidae: Orioles & Figbirds

(Komodo Island, Indonesia)

Oriolus chinensis, 'Black-naped Oriole'. Found in many habitats, including the dry forest of Wallacea. A very widespread species throughout south-east Asia.

Family Dicruridae: Drongos

(Komodo Island, Indonesia)

Dicrurus densus,  'Wallacean Drongo'.

Family Corvidae: Crows & Jays

Family Muscicapidae: Old World Flycatchers

(Nino Konis Santana National Park, East Timor)

Saxicola gutturalis, 'Timor Bush Chat'.

Family Dicaeidae

(Satonda Island, Indonesia)

Dicaeum igniferum, 'Black-fronted flowerpecker'. Endemic to the Lesser Sunda islands.

Class Mammalia

satonda-fruit-bat(Satonda, Indonesia)

The fossil evidence suggests that in prehistoric times there were other significant mammals living in the woodlands of southern Wallacea, including a pygmy Stegadonts (a type of elephant). Today, the most common mammals encountered are those that disperse well between the islands, the 'Fruit Bats' or 'Flying Fox'.

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