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)
Rhipidura leucophrys
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys, german: Gartenfächerschwanz, french: Rhipidure hochequeue). (460k)
Mino kreffti
Long-tailed Myna (Mino kreffti). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands. (632k)
Mino kreffti
Long-tailed Myna (Mino kreffti). (885k)
Aplonis metallica
Metallic Starling (Aplonis metallica, french: Stourne luisant). (625k)
Alcedo atthis
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis, german: Eisvogel, french: Martin-pêcheur d'Europe). (880k)
Todiramphus tristrami
Melanesian Kingfisher (Todiramphus tristrami). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands. (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, 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, 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)
Scythrops novaehollandiae schoddei
Bismarck Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae schoddei, german: Fratzenkuckuck, french: Coucou présageur). (783k)
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 bruijnii
Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta bruijnii, french: Micropsitte de Bruijn). (715k)
Micropsitta pusio
Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta pusio, 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 haematodus massena
Solomons Coconut Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus massena, german: Allfarblori, 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)
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). (744k)
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)
Ardea alba modesta
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (825k)
Ardea alba modesta
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta, 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)
Haliastur indus
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus, german: Brahminenweih, french: Milan sacré). (550k)
Accipiter hiogaster
Variable Goshawk (Accipiter hiogaster, 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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