German ornithologist Wilhelm Meise (1901-2002) describes and analyses a bird collection by Baron Viktor von Plessen who visited Nusa Penida in February and March 1938 in an article called 'About the Bird Population of Noesa Penida near Bali' (Über die Vogelwelt von Noesa Penida bei Bali), published in 1941.
Below article is a preliminary rendering of Biologist Sudaryanto's endeavours in describing the potential of birds in Nusa Penida, including habitat, seaweed species, general fauna & insects (2008). Sudaryanto is a biologist at Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia. The full article is forthcoming.
N.J. Collar & S.J. Marsden (in OBC: 'Forktail' 30 – 2014) presented an article on the 'The subspecies of Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea)'. In Nusa Penida, this bird was once widely represented, and mention has been made of its status here various times, although minimally. The status of this cockatoo subspecies is discussed and serves as further reference.
Below list follows the order and names as given in MacKinnon's Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali (1992/1993). Bird names are given in English (with additional comments on status, e.g. questionable, vagrant, seasonal, introduced, offshore etc.), Indonesian and Latin; use of asterikses is explained below.
Frank Hemmings gives a detailed account of his birding trip to Nusa Penida, Lembongan and Ceningan, June 2009. This report was published on surfbirds.com but merits further attention for it is an interesting, informative and well-written article with detailed information on the location where birds were spotted, and other relevant data.