Sunday, March 25, 2018

Birds in Manokwari Lowland Forest

White cockatoo live in lowland and lower montane forest of Manokwari regency in West Papua.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
I have organized a lot of birding tours in lowland, lower montane and higher montane forest of Manokwari. From all of the tours, I made pictures of birds and did identification works using field guide book Birds of New Guinea - written by Thane K. Pratt and Bruce Beehler as my main reference. My favorite birding site is Dopi and Mesirrokow forests. It is a lowland forest area of Manokwari. Birds that can be seen this forest are listed below:
This water bird likes to walk on the banks of river in lowland forest of Manokwari
Little-ringed Plover
  • Long-tailed Honey Buzzard
  • Variable Goshawk
  • Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Little-ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
  • Little Egret
  • Beautiful Fruit-Dove
  • Pinon Imperial Pigeon
  • Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus)
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)
  • Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus)
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Black-capped Lory
  • Pesquet Parrot
  • Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta keiensis)
  • Moluccan King Parrot
  • Great Cuckoo Dove (Reinwardtoena reinwardti)
  • Jungle Hawk-Owl
  • Marbled Frogmouth
  • Azure Kingfisher
  • Oriental Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
  • Rufous-bellied Kookaburra (Dacelo gaudichaud)
  • Papuan (Blyth's) Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus)
  • Black Sunbird
  • Yellow-bellied Longbill
  • Pygmy Longbill
  • Olive-crowned (Papuan) Flowerpecker
  • Spangled Drongo
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Hooded Butcherbird (Cracticus cassicus)
  • Lesser Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea minor)
  • Magnificent Bird of Paradise
  • Glossy-mantled Manucode
  • Yellow-faced Myna (Mino dumontii)
  • Large-tailed Nightjar
  • Western-crowned Pigeon (Goura cristata)
The above list should be considered as temporary only. I will add more birds into the list as I see more birds during my next birding trips in this lowland forest of Manokwari. 
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