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This was probably my favorite birding trip outside of the Neotropics. The birds were just fantastically beautiful, spectacularly wierd, or some combination of the two. I even wrote a short article about it that was published in the October 2008 issue of Winging It. If you can find a way to get here sometime in your lifetime, it is well worth it.

Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio
Purple Swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio

Southern Crowned-Pigeon - Goura scheepmakeri
Southern Crowned-Pigeon
Goura scheepmakeri

Beautiful Fruit-Dove - Ptilinopus pulchellus
Beautiful Fruit-Dove
Ptilinopus pulchellus

Black-capped Lory - Lorius lory
Black-capped Lory
Lorius lory

Fairy Lorikeet - Charmosyna pulchella
Fairy Lorikeet
Charmosyna pulchella

Brehm's Tiger-Parrot - Psittacella brehmii Brehm's Tiger-Parrot - Psittacella brehmii
Brehm's Tiger-Parrot
Psittacella brehmii
Male. (D3)
Brehm's Tiger-Parrot
Psittacella brehmii
Female. (S4)

Red-cheeked Parrot - Geoffroyus geoffroyi
Red-cheeked Parrot
Geoffroyus geoffroyi

Mountain Owlet-Nightjar - Aegotheles albertisi
Mountain Owlet-Nightjar
Aegotheles albertisi

Papuan Frogmouth - Podargus papuensis
Papuan Frogmouth
Podargus papuensis

Yellow-billed Kingfisher - Syma torotoro
Yellow-billed Kingfisher
Syma torotoro

Gray-streaked Honeyeater - Ptiloprora perstriata
Gray-streaked (Black-backed) Honeyeater
Ptiloprora perstriata

Belford's Melidectes - Melidectes belfordi
Belford's Melidectes
Melidectes belfordi

Crested Satinbird - Cnemophilus macgregorii
Crested Satinbird
Cnemophilus macgregorii
Female. (D3)

Hooded Cuckoo-shrike - Coracina longicauda
Hooded Cuckoo-shrike
Coracina longicauda

Friendly Fantail - Rhipidura albolimbata
Friendly Fantail
Rhipidura albolimbata

Crested Berrypecker - Paramythia montium
Crested Berrypecker
Paramythia montium

Short-tailed Paradigalla - Paradigalla brevicauda
Short-tailed Paradigalla
Paradigalla brevicauda

King-of-Saxony Bird-of-paradise - Pteridophora alberti
King-of-Saxony Bird-of-paradise
Pteridophora alberti
Male. (D3)

Brown Sicklebill - Epimachus meyeri
Brown Sicklebill
Epimachus meyeri
Female. (D3)

Lesser Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea minor
Lesser Bird-of-paradise
Paradisaea minor
Male. (D3)

Flame Bowerbird - Sericulus aureus
Flame Bowerbird
Sericulus aureus

Yellow-faced Myna - Mino dumontii
Yellow-faced Myna
Mino dumontii

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