Hello everyone. I've been traveling around for the past five days in search of new suppliers. I'm back in Bali now and for today, I'd like to share some pictures from a trip to Jakarta Bird Market. I've been told that in the past, this market had some very unusual animals for sale. From baby leopards to gigantic reticulated pythons, you can basically buy any animal you like. Much of the illegal and super exotics are hidden away from the public. As we entered the market, brokers came up to us offering all kinds of things. What I really liked to see was the baby golden monkey. These are for sale from time to time and I wanted to take a picture. This market actually has toned down a lot over the years. I've been told that much of the super exotics used to be displayed, but not now. The Forestry department has cracked down on the illegal trade of wildlife. The Forestry here would be equivalent to Fish and Wildlife in the US. As a matter of fact, this was my second visit here. The first time, most of the shops had closed early because of a raid by the Forestry! I found mostly birds during this particular trip. But there are really rare birds for sale time to time. We got offers of the endangered Bali starling. Having this bird is like having a super red arowana, a high status symbol. This bird is heavily protected and is only available from time to time from captive breeding.
I'm not a bird expert or anything, so you are going to have to excuse me if I can't id them correctly.
So basically this is the entrance to the market. The "Pasar Burung" means bird market.
The alley ways are lined with vendors selling all kinds of bird supplies. Of course the bird cages are available in zillion different styles and sizes.
First thing I saw was this strange looking parrot with a red head hanging in a cage high up.
Another "parrot type of bird". Not so much color but still nice looking.
I believe these are lovebirds. They look fake with glass eyes!
Another love bird, but different in color. Again the glass looking eyes look unreal.
A pair of white doves with black tails.
These strange looking pigeons had "tufts" of feathers on their legs.
A view of one of the alley ways. No space is wasted. Everywhere, you see bird affiliated things for sale.
Check out this gamebird for sale. I believe it is pheasant.
These yellow birds look like large parakeets, but don't know.
Beautiful sky blue "parrot looking" bird!
Wow, this was a surprise! A live turkey for sale. I was thinking "is it Thanksgiving yet"?
Check out this stange looking four legged fellow! I believe it is a baby weasel.
Here is a close up shot of it's face. It has one blue eye and one brown. I hope it is not blind in one eye!
Some cool looking toket geckos! These are found all over the tropics and they make real loud sounds at night. The sound sound like "toket"! It is said here in Indo, that if you have a toket living in your house, it is supposed to bring luck! In Vietnam, you can find these things pickled in alcohol for drinking!
Here is a view of the underside of the toket gecko. Check out the lines on the bottom of its feet!
Ok guys that is it for today. Tomorrow, we will go over more strange birds and other animal life, including a close up view of the giant fruit bat "flying fox".
Ugh, bird markets...there are way too many things to say about how environmentaly wrong and filthy these places are, so I just won't bogg you down with that.
Here is some help with identifying those birds 4u:
"First thing I saw was this strange looking parrot with a red head hanging in a cage high up." -
This is called a yellow streaked lory (Chalcopsitta scintillata).
"Another "parrot type of bird". Not so much color but still nice looking." - Again, this is a kind of lory, the Black Lory (Chalcopsitta atra). All lories are very hyperactive birds and do not deserve to cooped up in a 5" x 5" enclosure.
"I believe these are lovebirds. They look fake with glass eyes!" - Yes, they are lovebirds and are native to Africa. These are a blue mutation from the original green. The bird on the far left looks to be a possible hybrid due to it's facial pattern and amount of black. The other two could be Fischer's lovebirds.
"Another love bird, but different in color. Again the glass looking eyes look unreal." - The bird is the normal wildtype color, but again, looks like a hybrid due to it's facial pattern. It does infact match the pattern of that blue hyrid bird as well.
"A pair of white doves with black tails." - These are known as Pied Imperial Pidgeons (Ducula bicolor). They are wild animals, not domesticated like many doves/pidegons have been.
"These strange looking pigeons had "tufts" of feathers on their legs." - a domesticated "fancy" form of pidgeon.
"Check out this gamebird for sale. I believe it is pheasant." - Yes, a goldhurst pheasant.
"These yellow birds look like large parakeets, but don't know." - Yes, both the yellow and blue birds are color mutation of the indian ringneck parakeet (Psittacula krameri). They are very hardy and have established large flocks as an invasive species throughout the world, like Great Britain.
Hey, thanks for the detailed info. I don't know too much about birds, but I do agree with you that the market is not a healthy environment for the avians.
Is there any way of purchasing the bamboo cages that are made in Jakarta? Do you know - we live in canada and want a larger size.
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