Beberapa burung temuan Wallace di Lombok

Bagi yang pernah sedikit belajar mengenai Garis Wallace, mungkin masih sedikit hapal bentangan garisnya. Detail bentangan garis ini bisa dicari dimana saja sekarang. Salah satu posisi garisnya memisahkan Pulau Bali dengan Pulau Lombok. Dengan demikian Bali dan Lombok menjadi perbatasan dan sekaligus wilayah perantara antara flora dan fauna bagian barat dengan bagian timur Indonesia. Di Bali, Wallace tidak memiliki kesempatan banyak untuk mengeksplorasi daerahnya dengan seksama. Tapi di Lombok Wallace memiliki kesempatan lebih lama dan mendapatkan peluang untuk mendapatkan koleksi flora maupun fauna yang khas. Disini saya akan memvisualisasikan beberapa fauna Lombok temuan Wallace dari bangsa burung.

1. Oriolus Broderipii (Oriolus Chinensis)

The fine fig-trees of the avenues, where a market was held, were tenanted by superb orioles (Oriolus broderpii) of a rich orange colour, and peculiar to this island and the adjacent ones of Sumbawa and Flores.
Oriolus Broderipii seperti dilukiskan oleh Joseph Wolf. (

Burung ini banyak ditemukan di seluruh Asia, terdapat 20 subspesies yang telah diketahui dan diklasifikasikan dengan baik. Pak Wallace sendiri telah menemukan dua subspesies ini dalam perjalanannya di nusantara yaitu O. c. maculatus dan O. c. frontalis.

2. Tropidorhynchus timoriensis

All round the town were abundance of the curious Tropidorhynchus timoriensis, allied to the Friar bird of Australia. They are here called "Quaich-quaich," from their strange loud voice, which seems to repeat these words in various and not unmelodious intonations.
T. Citreogularis, subspesies dari tropidorhynchus

Burung ini merupakan sebuah burung Meliphagine dari genus Australia. Sulit menyebut namanya, apalagi menemukan foto aslinya di Lombok.

3. Megapodius Gouldii

.., and the strange moundmaker (Megapodius gouldii), are also here first met with on the traveller's journey eastward. The last mentioned bird requires a fuller notice. The Megapodidae are a small family of birds found only in Australia and the surrounding islands, but extending as far as the Philippines and Northwest Borneo. They are allied to the gallinaceous birds, but differ from these and from all others in never sitting upon their eggs, which they bury in sand, earth, or rubbish, and leave to be hatched by the heat of the sun or by fermentation. 
Megapodius Reinwardt, masih saudaranya gouldii dan fotonya lebih banyak daripada si Gouldii. (,orangefootedscrubfowl/Interesting)

4. Halcyon Fulgidus (Caridonax Fulgidus)

I obtained here eight species of Kingfishers; among which was a very beautiful new one, named by Mr. Gould, Halcyon fulgidus. It was found always in thickets, away from water, and seemed to feed on snails and insects picked up from the ground after the manner of the great Laughing Jackass of Australia.
Caridonax Fulgidus. (

Burung yang cantik, rasanya masih banyak ditemukan disekitar sungai di Lombok dan bahkan di kepulauan Flores.

5. Ceyx Rufidorsa

The beautiful little violet and orange species (Ceyx rufidorsa) is found in similar situations, and darts rapidly along like a flame of fire.
Rufous-backed Kingfisher atau Ceyx rufidorsa (

Ditemukan di banyak bagian Asia Tenggara hingga Filipina.

6. Merups Ornatus

Here also I first met with the pretty Australian Bee-eater (Merops ornatus). This elegant little bird sits on twigs in open places, gazing eagerly around, and darting off at intervals to seize some insect which it sees flying near; returning afterwards to the same twig to swallow it. Its long, sharp, curved bill, the two long narrow feathers in its tail, its beautiful green plumage varied with rich brown and black and vivid blue on the throat, render it one of the most graceful and interesting objects a naturalist can see for the first time.
Pemakan lebah yang ada di Lombok dan ada juga di Australia.(

Ornatus ini ternyata juga sudah masuk zona merah hampir punah, meskipun diberi status tidak mengkhawatirkan (Least Concern).

7. Pitta concinna 

Of all the birds of Lombock, however, I sought most after the beautiful ground thrushes (Pitta concinna), and always thought myself lucky if I obtained one. They were found only in the dry plains densely covered with thickets, and carpeted at this season with dead leaves. They were so shy that it was very difficult to get a shot at them, and it was only after a good deal of practice that I discovered low to do it. The habit of these birds is to hop about on the ground, picking up insects, and on the least alarm to run into the densest thicket or take a flight close to the ground. At intervals they utter a peculiar cry of two notes which when once heard is easily recognised, and they can also be heard hopping along among the dry leaves.

Concinna, nama yang cantik. Burung ini juga ditemukan oleh Gould tahun 1857. Penyebarannya berada di area Sunda Kecil, dimulai dari Lombok hingga pulau-pulau di timur sana seperti Pulau Alor dkk.



Pustaka :,orangefootedscrubfowl/Interesting,_1857

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