Grey Imperial Pigeon Ducula pickeringi  on Pulau Kakaban  in the Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan This rare island pigeon is still common in the forest on Kakaban. Along with other island pigeons and fruit bats they are important dispersers of fig seeds between islands.

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Ficus prasinicarpa growing in beach forest on Pulau Kakaban in the Derawan islands off the coast of East Kalimantan.

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The boat jetty on the southern sea shore of Kakaban island. Kakaban is an atoll the remnant of a small volcano and there is a large saltwater  lake in the middle of  the island.
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The saltwater “crater lake” in the centre of Pulau Kakaban.
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The saltwater “crater lake” in the centre of Kakaban is inhabited by four species of stingless jellyfish.
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The sea beach on the south coast of Kakaban. Three species of figs grow along this beach. Ficus microcarpa is  very common. Also two rare coastal figs absent from most of Borneo (1) Ficus tinctoria var tinctoria and  (2) Ficus prasinicarpa.
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Virgin beach forest along the southern coast of Kakaban. The coconuts appear to be self sown  by the the sea rather than planted.
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View of Pulau Kakaban from Pulau Maratua .

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