Tuesday , July 7 2020

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region

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At the center of the area known as Maritime Southeast Asia, bordered by Sulawesi, Java, and Sumatra, lies Borneo, the third-largest island in the world. This island is politically divided, with 73% of the island being administered by Indonesia, 26% by Malaysia, and 1% by the sovereign state of Brunei. Borneo is unique not only in its territorial division but also in its biodiversity. It is home to the oldest rainforest in the world, estimated to be approximately 140 million years old, as well as numerous endangered species, native solely to Borneo, including the Bornean Orangutan, the Bornean clouded leopard, and the Dayak fruit bat, among many others.

Following the signing of the Heart of Borneo agreement on the conservation of the forest and its wildlife by the ruling governments, more than 100 new species have been discovered. Amidst all this beauty and life, the feathered fowls fly above, a class of their own entirely. These 15 unique and colorful birds can only be found on this beautiful island.

1. The golden-naped barbet (Psilopogon pulcherrimus)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region

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(By Seshadri.K.S, Wikimedia Commons)

2. Hose’s broadbill (Calyptomena hosii)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(By Doug Janson, Wikimedia Commons)

3. Black-breasted fruit-hunter (Chlamydochaera jefferyi)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(By Nigel Voaden, Wikimedia Commons)

4. Bulwer’s pheasant (Lophura bulweri)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(By Stickpen, Wikimedia Commons)

5. Bornean Bristlehead (Pityriasis gymnocephala)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(By Eveha, Wikimedia Commons)

6. Mountain blackeye (Zosterops emiliae)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(By Nigel Voaden, Wikimedia Commons)

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7. Everett’s thrush (Zoothera everetti)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(By Ben Tsai, Wikimedia Commons)

8. Blue-banded pitta (Erythropitta arquata)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(Twitter)

9. Whitehead’s spiderhunter (Arachnothera juliae)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(By World Birds, Twitter)

10. Bornean whistler (Pachycephala hypoxantha)

15 Beautiful Birds Found In The Borneo Region(By Lip Kee Yap, Wikimedia Commons)



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