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Birding in Sandless Beach, Ngungap Cliff

Good ambiance of sandless beach, Indian Ocean and White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus. Driving two and a half hours (60 km) to Ngungap in the south-east coast of Jogja, here where Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (German-Dutch botanist and geologist) in 1856 watched the Indian Ocean and captured landscape of the area onto a painting entitled "Sudkuste bei Rongkop" from this place. the lines of coral cliffs, solid coral grooves waved beautifully on the right and left sides, standing against the giant waves from the Indian Ocean.

Landscape of Ngungap Cliff, Jogja

The administration of Ngungap beach is in District Girisubo, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta province. Sand-less, the line of land abruptly changed onto the blue, deep ocean with its ferocious waves. For local people, the location is known for the presence of caves under the corals with caves mouth directly facing the ocean. Homes to Black-nest Swiftlet Collocalia maximus and Edible-nest Swiftlet Collocalia fuciphagus, traditionally people around the area taking swiftlet nests annually, worth millions rupiahs per kg.

The beautiful White-tailed Tropicbird is a well