Sumatra – Aceh and Simeulue December 2015

4th – 14th December 2015

This was my 5th visit to Sumatra and I was targeting my last 3 mainland endemics – Sumatran Laughingthrush, Sumatran Woodpecker and Roll’s Hill Partridge, I saw 2 out of 3, the Partridge being heard only. I then spent 5 nights on Simeulue targeting the endemics and all possible taxa along with a day trip to Babi Island where the recently re-discovered Babi Monarch was seen along with a flock of Critically endangered Silvery Pigeons.

Species seen

Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant heard
Red-billed Partridge heard
Roll’s Hill Partridge heard
Great Egret
Pacific Reef-Heron
Cattle Egret
Javan Pond-Heron
Striated Heron
Crested Serpent-Eagle
Simeulue Serpent-Eagle
Changeable Hawk-Eagle
Black Eagle
Crested Goshawk
Chinese Sparrowhawk
Japanese Sparrowhawk
Brahminy Kite
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
White-breasted Waterhen
Common Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Ruddy Turnstone
Pin-tailed Snipe
Silvery Wood-Pigeon
Little Cuckoo-Dove
Zebra Dove
Pink-necked Pigeon
Wedge-tailed Pigeon
Green Imperial-Pigeon
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon
Pied Imperial-Pigeon
Green-billed Malkoha
Mountain Scops-Owl heard
Rajah Scops-Owl heard
Simeulue Scops-Owl
Collared (Sunda) Owlet
Brown Hawk-Owl
Sumatran Frogmouth
(Simeulue) Great Eared-Nightjar
Black-nest Swiftlet
Gray-rumped Treeswift
Sumatran Trogon
Common Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Blue-throated Bee-eater
Wreathed Hornbill
Fire-tufted Barbet
Black-browed Barbet
White-bellied Woodpecker
Lesser Yellownape
Greater Yellownape
Orange-backed Woodpecker
Simeulue Parrot
Red-breasted Parakeet
Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot
Silver-breasted Broadbill
Fiery Minivet
Gray-chinned Minivet
Scarlet Minivet
Sunda Cuckooshrike
Lesser Cuckooshrike
Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike
Brown Shrike
Black-and-crimson Oriole
Ashy Drongo
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
Sumatran Drongo
White-throated Fantail
Babi Monarch
Black-naped Monarch
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher
Sumatran Treepie
Large-billed Crow
Barn Swallow
Pacific Swallow
Asian House-Martin
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher
Blue Nuthatch
Black-headed Bulbul
Spot-necked Bulbul
Yellow-bellied Bulbul
Sunda Bulbul
Pygmy Cupwing
Yellow-bellied Warbler
Sunda Bush-Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Sunda Warbler
Bar-winged Prinia
Oriental White-eye
Black-capped White-eye
Sunda Laughingthrush
Sumatran Laughingthrush
Black Laughingthrush
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush
Long-tailed Sibia
Golden Babbler
Gray-throated Babbler
Spot-necked Babbler
Oriental Magpie-Robin
Large Niltava
Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Indigo Flycatcher
Shiny Whistling-Thrush
Little Pied Flycatcher
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Siberian Thrush
Asian Glossy Starling
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
Plain-throated Sunbird
Copper-throated Sunbird
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Gray Wagtail
Oriental Pipit
Forest Wagtail