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Makassar Airport, Indonesia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Makassar Airport, Indonesia

Map of Makassar Airport, Indonesia

Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar)

Airport and wetlands.



2/26/2016: I arrived a bit early to the airport which was one of the few places in Makassar that I saw with any green space. After checking in my bag, I went on a hike around a reservoir that collected water from some stinky sewage canals. I was about half way around the reservoir, and of course it started raining cats and dogs. By the time I returned to the airport, I was completely soaked. I was still soaked when the plane took off an hour late. The safety announcements on the plane included a warning that "Drugs are illegal with the maximum penalty being death"!

Previous Visit (Makassar Swamps: 2/26/2016)
Next Visit (Wuasa: 2/27/2016)

Species Recorded (10)

Birds ( 10 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Javan Pond-Heron - Ardeola speciosa

( Dacelonidae )
Collared Kingfisher - Todiramphus chloris

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Olive-backed Sunbird - Cinnyris jugularis

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Blue-eared Kingfisher - Alcedo meninting

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Sooty-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus aurigaster

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Lemon-bellied White-eye - Zosterops chloris

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
White-breasted Woodswallow - Artamus leucorynchus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
Streaked Weaver - Ploceus manyar




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