Wild Birds

Birds Found in Indonesia

Birds native to or found in Indonesia:

BarbetsBirds of Paradise, incl. Satinbirds, Astrapia and Parotias … Photos and Index of Birds of Prey (Hawks, Eagles, Kites, Owls, Frogmouths, etc.) … Bulbuls

Cicadabirds … CoucalsCuckooshrikesCuckoos / Ground Cuckoos / Hawk Cuckoos / Bronze Cuckoos

Crows, Starlings, Drongos, Magpies, Magpie Robins and Koels

Doves and Pigeons of Indonesia: Photos

HornbillsKingfishers – Forest birds, but commonly found near bodies of water, where they catch fish and other watery prey

Megapodes / Scrubfowl / Brush-turkeysMinivets … Mynas (also spelt Mynahs or Myna Birds)

Parrots of Indonesia (Photos and Index)

Swifts, Swiftlets and Treeswifts … Trillers

Water Birds: Birds found in or around water … Whistlers

Forest Birds

Alpine Pipit (Anthus gutturalis) – Found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Antenna Satinbird or Crested Cnemophilus (Cnemophilus macgregorii)

Arfak Honeyeater (Melipotes gymnops)

Ashy Woodswallows (Artamus fuscus)

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)

Asian Golden Weaver (Ploceus hypoxanthus)

Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator)

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus)

Bar-winged Prinia (Prinia familiaris)

Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus hirundinaceus) – Found in the Malay Peninsula and the Greater Sunda Islands

Black-breasted Fruit-hunter (Chlamydochaera jefferyi) – Endemic to forests on the south-east Asian island Borneo

Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus)

Black-headed Munia or Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla, formerly Lonchura malacca atricapilla)

Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)

Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea), also known as the Black-naped Blue Monarch

Black-breasted Fruit-hunter (Chlamydochaera jefferyi)

Chestnut-crested Yuhina (Staphida everetti)

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)

Comb-crested Jacanas (Irediparra gallinacea), also known as the Lotusbird or Lilytrotter

Crimson Finches (Neochmia phaeton)

Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja

Figbirds (Sphecotheres viridis)

Golden-fronted Bowerbird (Amblyornis flavifrons)

Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus) aka Large Golden-backed Woodpecker or Malherbe’s Golden-backed Woodpecker

Greater Melampitta (Melampitta gigantea)

Great Woodswallow (Artamus maximus)

Hill Prinia (Prinia atrogularis)

Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus)

Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis gularis)

Long-tailed Paradigalla, Paradigalla carunculata – Endemic to the Arfak Mountains in Vogelkop Peninsula, Indonesia

Malaysian Honeyguide (Indicator archipelagicus)

Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo)


Maroon-breasted Philentoma (Philentoma velata)

Mountain Blackeye (Chlorocharis emiliae)

Munias, Mannikins and Silverbills / Finches (Lonchura)

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni)

Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Pale-blue Monarch (Hypothymis puella) – Range: Eastern Indonesia

Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella certhiola)

Red Avadavat / Red Munia / Strawberry Finch (Amandava amandava)

Rufous-winged Philentoma (Philentoma pyrhoptera)

Silverbills / Finches (Lonchura)

Silver-eared Honeyeater (Lichmera alboauricularis)

Silver-rumped Spinetail (Rhaphidura leucopygialis)

Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius)

Sumatran Laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor), also known as the Black-and-white Laughingthrush – Endemic to highland forest on the island of Sumatra (Indonesia)

Wallace’s Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii) – Range: Spice Islands of eastern Indonesia

Wattled Smoky Honeyeater (Melipotes carolae)

Ivory-backed Woodswallow (Artamus monachus) – Endemic

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus)

White-eared Catbird (Ailuroedus buccoides)

White-eyes (Zosterops)

Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris) – Found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam


Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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