The bird life in Papua New Guinea is amazing. I saw a lot of birds, including one bird of paradise in the wild (several of them in a zoo in Port Moresby). New Britain was especially impressive, since I had a couple of days dedicated to bird watching. Here are the pictures of the birds that I could take pictures of.

Nature pictures of Papua and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Papua
Nature Page for Papua
Bird Pages
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds of Papua New Guinea

Bee-eater Flight
Bee-eater in flight. (634k)
Merops ornatus
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus, german: Regenbogenspint, french: Guêpier arc-en-ciel). (1284k)
Hirundo tahitica
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica, french: Hirondelle de Tahiti). (651k)
Melidectes belfordi
Belford's Honeyeater (Melidectes belfordi). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (558k)
Lonchura melaena
Buff-bellied Mannikin (Lonchura melaena, german: Dickkopfnonne, french: Capucin de Nouvelle-Bretagne). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago. (529k)
Cracticus mentalis
Black-backed Butcherbird (Cracticus mentalis, german: Schwarzrücken-Krähenwürger, french: Cassican à dos noir). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (492k)
Eurystomus orientalis
Oriental Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis, german: Türkisracke, french: Rolle oriental). (632k)
Rhipidura leucophrys
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys, german: Gartenfächerschwanz, french: Rhipidure hochequeue). (460k)
Mino kreffti
Long-tailed Myna (Mino kreffti). (885k)
Aplonis metallica
Metallic Starling (Aplonis metallica, german: Singstare, french: Stourne luisant). (625k)
Alcedo atthis
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis, german: Eisvogel, french: Martin-pêcheur d'Europe). (880k)
Todiramphus chloris
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris, german: Halsbandliest, french: Martin-chasseur à collier blanc). (531k)
Melipotes fumigatus
Common Smokey Honeyeater (Melipotes fumigatus). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (811k)
Dicrurus bracteatus
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus, german: Glanzfleckdrongo, french: Drongo pailleté). (636k)
Philemon cockerelli
New Britain Friarbird (Philemon cockerelli). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago. (719k)
Centropus ateralbus
New Britain Coucal (Centropus ateralbus, german: Spornkuckucke, french: Coucal atralbin). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago. (664k)
Otidiphaps nobilis
Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis, german: Fasanentaube, french: Otidiphaps noble). (624k)
Ducula rubricera
Red-knobbed Imperial Pigeon (Ducula rubricera, german: Große Fruchttauben, french: Carpophage à cire rouge). (567k)
Chalcophaps stephani
Stephan's Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps stephani, german: Braunrücken-Grünflügeltaube, french: Colombine d'Étienne). (602k)
Reinwardtoena reinwardti
Great Cuckoo Dove (Reinwardtoena reinwardti, german: Rotbraune Reinwardttaube, french: Phasianelle de Reinwardt). (724k)
Macropygia amboinensis
Slender-billed Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia amboinensis, german: Rosabrust-Kuckuckstaube, french: Phasianelle d'Amboine). (625k)
Parotia lawesii
Female Lawes's Parotia (Parotia lawesii, german: Blaunacken-Paradiesvogel, french: Paradisier de Lawes). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (610k)
Parotia wahnesi
Wahnes's Parotia (Parotia wahnesi, german: Wahnesparadiesvogel, french: Paradisier de Wahnes). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (594k)
Astrapia mayeri
Female Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri, german: Schmalschwanz-Paradieselster, french: Paradisier à rubans). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (787k)
Lophorina superba
Superb Bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba, german: Kragenparadiesvogel, french: Paradisier superbe). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (704k)
Cicinnurus magnificus
Magnificent Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus, german: Sichelschwanz-Paradiesvogel, french: Paradisier magnifique). (639k)
Paradisaea raggiana
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana, german: Raggi-Paradiesvogel, french: Paradisier de Raggi). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (724k)
Paradisaea raggiana
Immature Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana, german: Raggi-Paradiesvogel, french: Paradisier de Raggi). (741k)
Micropsitta finschii
Finsch's Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta finschii, german: Salomonen-Spechtpapagei, french: Micropsitte de Finsch). (715k)
Micropsitta pusio
Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta pusio, german: Spechtpapageien, french: Micropsitte à tête fauve). It is endemic to New Britain and New Guinea. (688k)
Eclectus roratus
Female Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus, german: Edelpapagei, french: Grand Éclectus). (658k)
Eclectus roratus
Male Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus, german: Edelpapagei, french: Grand Éclectus). (573k)
Nesting Female Eclectus Parrot
Nesting female Eclectus Parrot. (1005k)
Lorius hypoinochrous
Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous, french: Lori à ventre violet). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (641k)
Lorius hypoinochrous
Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous, french: Lori à ventre violet). (743k)
Trichoglossus moluccanus
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus, german: Keilschwanzloris, french: Loriquet à tête bleue)(center) and Red-flanked Lorikeet (Charmosyna placentis, german: Zierloris, french: Lori coquet)(upper right). (671k)
Cacatua ophthalmica
Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica, german: Brillenkakadu, french: Cacatoès aux yeux bleus). It is endemic to New Britain and Papua New Guinea. (1198k)
Scythrops novaehollandiae
Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae, german: Fratzenkuckuck, french: Coucou présageur). (783k)
Porphyrio melanotus
Australasian Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus, french: Pukeko). (947k)
Anas superciliosa
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa, german: Augenbrauenente, french: Canard à sourcils). (671k)
Dendrocygna guttata
Spotted Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna guttata, german: Tüpfelpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne tacheté)(lower) and Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa, german: Augenbrauenente, french: Canard à sourcils)(upper two). (790k)
Megapodius eremita
Melanesian Megapode (Megapodius eremita, french: Mégapode mélanésien). (640k)
Megapode Burrow
Megapode burrow. (1198k)
Ixobrychus flavicollis
Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis, german: Schwarzdommel, french: Blongios à cou jaune). (689k)
Nycticorax caledonicus
Rufous Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus, german: Rotrückenreiher, french: Bihoreau cannelle). (687k)
Phalacrocorax varius
Australian Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius, german: Elsterscharbe, french: Cormoran varié). (672k)
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris, german: Schwarzscharbe, french: Cormoran noir). (572k)
Rhyticeros plicatus
Male Blyth's Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus, german: Papuahornvogel, french: Calao papou). (659k)
Rhyticeros plicatus
Female Blyth's Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus, german: Papuahornvogel, french: Calao papou). (972k)
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (825k)
Ardea alba
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (976k)
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus, german: Brillenpelikan, french: Pélican à lunettes). (819k)
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus, german: Brillenpelikan, french: Pélican à lunettes). (666k)
Goura victoria
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria, german: Fächertaube, french: Goura de Victoria). This is the largest pigeon. (751k)
Goura victoria
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria, german: Fächertaube, french: Goura de Victoria). (718k)
Haliastur indus
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus, german: Brahminenweih, french: Milan sacré). (1002k)
Haliastur indus
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus, german: Brahminenweih, french: Milan sacré) in flight. (535k)
Haliaeetus leucogaster
White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster, german: Weißbauchseeadler, french: Pygargue blagre). (550k)
Accipiter hiogaster
Variable Goshawk (Accipiter hiogaster, german: Habichte und Sperber, french: Autour variable). (1129k)
Aviceda subcristata
Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata, german: Papuaweih, french: Baza huppé). (352k)
Aviceda subcristata
Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata, german: Papuaweih, french: Baza huppé). (1125k)
Aviceda subcristata
Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata, german: Papuaweih, french: Baza huppé). (695k)
Milvus migrans
Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir). (489k)
Casuarius casuarius
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius, german: Helmkasuar, french: Casoar à casque). (1006k)
Casuarius casuarius
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius, german: Helmkasuar, french: Casoar à casque). (771k)

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