|The Papuan Pitta (Erythropitta maklotii)|
Watching Paradise Birds
|A Couple of Lesser Birds of Paradise in Susnguakti forest in the morning|
|Cicada in Susnguakti forest of Manokwari|
Calling Cuscus PossumA villager who accompanied us had a special skill to call cuscus possum. It was around 08.45 when we left our base-camp on the second night of our tour in Susnguakti. We stopped for a while at a slope leading to the birding ground for King Bird of Paradise. Moon provided twilight for us. Usually when there is moon in the sky, our chance to see cuscus possum is low. However, this time, it was different. Our Papuan friend began to immitate the sounds of female cuscus. In less than 5 minutes, we could hear the sounds two possums. The sounds of broken twigs in trees were heard when they were walking towards the "female cuscus." Suddenly we heard fightings above our heads. Seconds later a small cuscus possum fell to the ground with a thud. Our Papuan friend turned on his torch and jumped to the possum. He chased the possum. I warned him not to catch the cuscus because it had sharp claws. He grabbed its tail and brought the cuscus possum closer to us.
|Wild Flowers in Forest Floors|
|Our team with 2 Polish tourists in Susnguakti forest|
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