Endemic

Endemic

The Copsychus pyrropygus, called in  Bahasa Indonesia Nuri Emas or Cempala Kuneng, is the proud bird of the Aceh people. It is mentioned in many folklores dating back to the era of the Sultan Iskandar Muda, who ruled ...

INDONESIATHROUGHSTAMPS.COM–Nias Mynah (Gracula  robusta),  called in Indonesia Beo Nias, used to be a  favourite Indonesian  pet but it is now a protected species. It is endemic to Nias Island in North Sumatra.  Its body size is larger than ...

ITS–The Javan hawk-eagle is the national bird of Indonesia, where it is commonly referred to as Garuda, from the bird-like creatures in Hindu and Buddhist myths. The scientific name commemorates the Bartels family, who discovered it. The bird inhabits forests ...

ITS–The Orang utan (Pongo pygmaeus) or “man of the forest” today lives only in Borneo and Sumatra. Thus Indonesia is burdened with a great responsibility for the survival of this rare species. There are an estimated 30,000 to ...

ITS–The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis), called in Indonesian Biawak Komodo or Biawak Raksasa, is the world’s biggest lizard the pride of Indonesia’s faunal wealth. It is chiefly restricted to the open and arid savanna on the islands of ...