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
Bird Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds of Papua New Guinea

Bee-eater Flight
Bee-eater in flight. (635k)
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Rainbow Bee-eaters (Merops ornatus, german: Regenbogenspint, french: Guêpier arc-en-ciel). (1294k)
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
Pacific Swallows (Hirundo tahitica, french: Hirondelle de Tahiti). (659k)
Belford's Melidectes (Melidectes belfordi)
Belford's Melidectes (Melidectes belfordi). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (569k)
Buff-bellied Mannikin (Lonchura melaena)
Buff-bellied Mannikin (Lonchura melaena, german: Dickkopfnonne, french: Capucin de Nouvelle-Bretagne). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago. (539k)
Black-backed Butcherbird (Cracticus mentalis)
Black-backed Butcherbird (Cracticus mentalis, german: Schwarzrücken-Krähenwürger, french: Cassican à dos noir). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (504k)
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys, german: Gartenfächer­schwanz, french: Rhipidure hochequeue). (470k)
Long-tailed Myna (Mino kreffti)
Long-tailed Myna (Mino kreffti). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands. (641k)
Long-tailed Myna (Mino kreffti)
Long-tailed Myna (Mino kreffti). (892k)
Metallic Starling (Aplonis metallica)
Metallic Starling (Aplonis metallica, french: Stourne luisant). (634k)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Female Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis, german: Eisvogel, french: Martin-pêcheur d'Europe). (942k)
Melanesian Kingfisher (New Britain) (Todiramphus tristrami tristrami)
Melanesian Kingfisher (New Britain) (Todiramphus tristrami tristrami). This subspecies is endemic to the New Britain. The species is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands. (547k)
Common Smokey Honeyeater (Melipotes fumigatus)
Common Smokey Honeyeater (Melipotes fumigatus). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (872k)
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus, german: Glanzfleckdrongo, french: Drongo pailleté). (661k)
New Britain Friarbird (Philemon cockerelli)
New Britain Friarbird (Philemon cockerelli). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago. (728k)
Pied Coucal (Centropus ateralbus)
Pied Coucal (Centropus ateralbus, german: Weißkopfkuckuck, french: Coucal atralbin). It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago. (671k)
Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis)
Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis, german: Fasanentaube, french: Otidiphaps noble). (644k)
Pink-necked Red-knobbed Imperial Pigeon (Ducula rubricera rubricera)
Pink-necked Red-knobbed Imperial Pigeons (Ducula rubricera rubricera, french: Carpophage à cire rouge). (584k)
Stephan's Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps stephani)
Stephan's Emerald Doves (Chalcophaps stephani, german: Braunrücken-Grünflügeltaube, french: Colombine d'Étienne). (610k)
Great Cuckoo Dove (Reinwardtoena reinwardti)
Great Cuckoo Dove (Reinwardtoena reinwardti, german: Rotbraune Reinwardttaube, french: Phasianelle de Reinwardt). (770k)
Amboyna Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia amboinensis)
Amboyna Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia amboinensis, german: Rosabrust-Kuckuckstaube, french: Phasianelle d'Amboine). (635k)
Bismarck Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae schoddei)
Bismarck Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae schoddei, german: Fratzenkuckuck, french: Coucou présageur). This subspecies is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago. (796k)
Lawes's Parotia (Parotia lawesii)
Female Lawes's Parotia (Parotia lawesii, german: Blaunacken-Paradiesvogel, french: Paradisier de Lawes). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (629k)
Wahnes's Parotia (Parotia wahnesi)
Male Wahnes's Parotia (Parotia wahnesi, german: Wahnesparadies­vogel, french: Paradisier de Wahnes). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (622k)
Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri)
Female Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri, german: Schmalschwanz-Paradieselster, french: Paradisier à rubans). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (828k)
Greater Superb Bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba)
Male Greater Superb Bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba, german: Kragenparadies­vogel, french: Paradisier superbe). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (733k)
Magnificent Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus)
Male Magnificent Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus, german: Sichelschwanz-Paradiesvogel, french: Paradisier magnifique). (662k)
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana)
Male Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana, german: Raggi-Paradiesvogel, french: Paradisier de Raggi). It is endemic to the island of New Guinea. (761k)
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana)
Immature Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana, german: Raggi-Paradiesvogel, french: Paradisier de Raggi). (799k)
Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta bruijnii)
Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta bruijnii, french: Micropsitte de Bruijn). (724k)
Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta pusio)
Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta pusio, french: Micropsitte à tête fauve). It is endemic to New Britain and New Guinea. (697k)
Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus)
Female Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus, german: Edelpapagei, french: Grand Éclectus). (666k)
Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus)
Male Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus, german: Edelpapagei, french: Grand Éclectus). (581k)
Nesting Female Eclectus Parrot
Nesting female Eclectus Parrot. (1061k)
Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous)
Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous, french: Lori à ventre violet). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (650k)
Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous)
Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous, french: Lori à ventre violet). (750k)
Solomons Coconut Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus massena)
Solomons Coconut Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus massena, german: Allfarblori, french: Loriquet à tête bleue)(center) and Red-flanked Lorikeet (Hypocharmosyna placentis, german: Zierloris, french: Lori coquet)(upper right). (696k)
Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica)
Blue-eyed Cockatoos (Cacatua ophthalmica, german: Brillenkakadu, french: Cacatoès aux yeux bleus). They are endemic to New Britain and Papua New Guinea. (1209k)
Australasian Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus)
Australasian Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus, french: Pukeko). (985k)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa, german: Augenbrauenente, french: Canard à sourcils). (706k)
Spotted Whistling Duck (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). (752k)
Melanesian Megapode (Megapodius eremita)
Melanesian Megapode (Megapodius eremita, french: Mégapode mélanésien). (667k)
Megapode Burrow
Megapode burrow. (1249k)
Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis)
Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis, german: Schwarzdommel, french: Blongios à cou jaune). (715k)
Rufous Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)
Rufous Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus, german: Rotrückenreiher, french: Bihoreau cannelle). (697k)
Little Pied Cormorant ssp. melanoleucos (Microcarbo melanoleucos melanoleucos)
Little Pied Cormorant ssp. melanoleucos (Microcarbo melanoleucos melanoleucos, german: Australische Zwergscharbe, french: Cormoran pie). (691k)
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris, german: Schwarzscharbe, french: Cormoran noir). (582k)
Blyth's Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus)
Male Blyth's Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus, german: Papuahornvogel, french: Calao papou). (667k)
Blyth's Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus)
Female Blyth's Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus, german: Papuahornvogel, french: Calao papou). (983k)
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta)
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (876k)
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta)
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1052k)
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus, german: Brillenpelikan, french: Pélican à lunettes). (880k)
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus, german: Brillenpelikan, french: Pélican à lunettes). (686k)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria, german: Fächertaube, french: Goura de Victoria). This is the largest pigeon. (802k)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria, german: Fächertaube, french: Goura de Victoria). (744k)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus, german: Brahminenweih, french: Milan sacré). (1014k)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus, german: Brahminenweih, french: Milan sacré) in flight. (542k)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus, german: Brahminenweih, french: Milan sacré). (557k)
Variable Goshawk (Accipiter hiogaster)
Variable Goshawk (Accipiter hiogaster, german: Inselhabicht, french: Autour variable). (1140k)
Pacific Baza ssp. bismarckii (Aviceda subcristata bismarckii)
Pacific Baza ssp. bismarckii (Aviceda subcristata bismarckii, german: Papuaweih, french: Baza huppé). (370k)
Pacific Baza ssp. bismarckii (Aviceda subcristata bismarckii)
Pacific Baza ssp. bismarckii (Aviceda subcristata bismarckii, german: Papuaweih, french: Baza huppé). (1143k)
Pacific Baza ssp. bismarckii (Aviceda subcristata bismarckii)
Pacific Baza ssp. bismarckii (Aviceda subcristata bismarckii, german: Papuaweih, french: Baza huppé). (722k)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir). (495k)
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius)
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius, german: Helmkasuar, french: Casoar à casque). (1052k)
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius)
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius, german: Helmkasuar, french: Casoar à casque). (792k)

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