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NEW GUINEA

Area (SqMi):303,381
# Species:837
# Excl Vagrants:780
# Endemics:388
# Near Endemics:58
Species/1000 SqMi:2.6

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those found only in restricted areas, are rarely seen anywhere, or are endemic or near endemic. Some species may be more easily seen in other countries. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1Salvadori's TealSalvadorina waigiuensisPNG,WPNGUS
2Wattled BrushturkeyAepypodius arfakianusPNG,WPNGRS
3Waigeo BrushturkeyAepypodius bruijniiWPNGRS
4Black-billed BrushturkeyTalegalla fuscirostrisPNG,WPNGSS
5Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensisPNG,WPNGSS
6Snow Mountain QuailAnurophasis monorthonyxWPNGUS
7Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaPNG,WPNGSS
8Cinnamon Ground DoveGallicolumba rufigulaPNG,WPNGRS
9Thick-billed Ground-PigeonTrugon terrestrisPNG,WPNGOS
10Pheasant PigeonOtidiphaps nobilisPNG,WPNGOS
11Sclater's Crowned-PigeonGoura sclateriiPNG,WPNGUS
12Ornate Fruit-DovePtilinopus ornatusPNG,WPNGOS
13Orange-fronted Fruit-DovePtilinopus aurantiifronsPNG,WPNGOS
14Coroneted Fruit-DovePtilinopus coronulatusPNG,WPNGRS
15Dwarf Fruit-DovePtilinopus nainusPNG,WPNGOS
16Purple-tailed Imperial-PigeonDucula rufigasterPNG,WPNGSS
17Rufescent Imperial-PigeonDucula chalconotaPNG,WPNGRS
18Pinon's Imperial-PigeonDucula pinonPNG,WPNGUS
19Collared Imperial-PigeonDucula mulleriiPNG,WPNGAS
20Torresian Imperial-PigeonDucula spilorrhoaPNG,WPNGUS
21Long-billed CuckooRhamphomantis megarhynchusPNG,WPNGSS
22Greater Black CoucalCentropus menbekiPNG,WPNGSS
23Lesser Black CoucalCentropus bernsteiniPNG,WPNGSS
24Dwarf KoelMicrodynamis parvaPNG,WPNGOS
25White-eared Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx meyeriiPNG,WPNGSS
26Chestnut-breasted CuckooCacomantis castaneiventrisPNG,WPNGUS
27Papuan NightjarEurostopodus papuensisPNG,WPNGRS
28Archbold's NightjarEurostopodus archboldiPNG,WPNGRS
29Feline Owlet-nightjarAegotheles insignisPNG,WPNGRS
30Mountain Owlet-nightjarAegotheles albertisiPNG,WPNGOS
31Barred Owlet-nightjarAegotheles bennettiiPNG,WPNGUS
32Mountain SwiftletAerodramus hirundinaceusPNG,WPNGUS
33Chestnut Forest-RailRallina rubraPNG,WPNGRS
34Forbes's RailRallina forbesiPNG,WPNGRS
35Forest BitternZonerodius heliosylusPNG,WPNGOS
36Papuan BoobookNinox theomachaPNG,WPNGUS
37Shovel-billed KookaburraClytoceyx rexPNG,WPNGOS
38Mountain KingfisherSyma megarhynchaPNG,WPNGRS
39Little Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera hydrocharisPNG,WPNGUS
40Red-breasted Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera nymphaWPNGOS
41Brown-headed Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera danaePNGUS
42Pesquet's ParrotPsittrichas fulgidusPNG,WPNGOS
43Yellow-capped Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta keiensisPNG,WPNGOS
44Buff-faced Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta pusioPNG,WPNGOS
45Moluccan King-ParrotAlisterus amboinensisWPNGOS
46<Blue-collared Parrot>Geoffroyus simplexPNG,WPNGSS
47Painted Tiger-ParrotPsittacella pictaPNG,WPNGOS
48Brehm's Tiger-ParrotPsittacella brehmiiPNG,WPNGUS
49Modest Tiger-ParrotPsittacella modestaPNG,WPNGOS
50Madarasz's Tiger-ParrotPsittacella madarasziPNG,WPNGRS
51Yellow-billed LorikeetNeopsittacus musschenbroekiiPNG,WPNGUS
52Orange-billed LorikeetNeopsittacus pullicaudaPNG,WPNGUS
53Orange-breasted Fig-ParrotCyclopsitta gulielmitertiiPNG,WPNGUS
54Large Fig-ParrotPsittaculirostris desmarestiiPNG,WPNGSS
55Plum-faced LorikeetOreopsittacus arfakiPNG,WPNGSS
56Striated LorikeetCharmosyna multistriataPNG,WPNGRS
57Pygmy LorikeetCharmosyna wilhelminaePNG,WPNGSS
58Fairy LorikeetCharmosyna pulchellaPNG,WPNGSS
59Josephine's LorikeetCharmosyna josefinaePNG,WPNGSS
60Papuan LorikeetCharmosyna papouPNG,WPNGUS
61Black LoryChalcopsitta atraWPNGOS
62Papuan Hanging-ParrotLoriculus aurantiifronsPNG,WPNGOS
63Habenicht's PittaErythropitta habenichtiPNGOS
64White-eared CatbirdAiluroedus buccoidesWPNGRS
65Black-capped CatbirdAiluroedus melanocephalusPNGRS
66Northern CatbirdAiluroedus jobiensisPNGRS
67Arfak CatbirdAiluroedus arfakianusWPNGOS
68Archbold's BowerbirdArchboldia papuensisPNG,WPNGUS
69MacGregor's BowerbirdAmblyornis macgregoriaePNG,WPNGSS
70Masked BowerbirdSericulus aureusWPNGRS
71Flame BowerbirdSericulus ardensPNGSS
72Papuan TreecreeperCormobates placensPNG,WPNGUS
73Wallace's FairywrenSipodotus wallaciiPNG,WPNGOS
74Orange-crowned FairywrenClytomyias insignisPNG,WPNGSS
75Plain HoneyeaterPycnopygius ixoidesPNG,WPNGOS
76Marbled HoneyeaterPycnopygius cinereusPNG,WPNGOS
77Spot-breasted MeliphagaMeliphaga mimikaePNG,WPNGOS
78Puff-backed HoneyeaterMeliphaga aruensisPNG,WPNGUS
79Elegant HoneyeaterMeliphaga cinereifronsPNGOS
80Black-throated HoneyeaterCaligavis subfrenatusPNG,WPNGSS
81Obscure HoneyeaterCaligavis obscurusPNG,WPNGOS
82Sooty MelidectesMelidectes fuscusPNG,WPNGSS
83Cinnamon-browed MelidectesMelidectes ochromelasPNG,WPNGSS
84Belford's MelidectesMelidectes belfordiPNG,WPNGAS
85Yellow-browed MelidectesMelidectes rufocrissalisPNG,WPNGSS
86Ornate MelidectesMelidectes torquatusPNG,WPNGUS
87Smoky HoneyeaterMelipotes fumigatusPNG,WPNGAS
88Long-billed HoneyeaterMelilestes megarhynchusPNG,WPNGSS
89Olive StraightbillTimeliopsis fulvigulaPNG,WPNGOS
90Ruby-throated MyzomelaMyzomela equesPNG,WPNGOS
91Papuan Black MyzomelaMyzomela nigritaPNG,WPNGOS
92Elfin MyzomelaMyzomela adolphinaePNG,WPNGUS
93Red-collared MyzomelaMyzomela rosenbergiiPNG,WPNGUS
94Green-backed HoneyeaterGlycichaera fallaxPNG,WPNGSS
95Rufous-backed HoneyeaterPtiloprora guiseiPNG,WPNGUS
96Gray-streaked HoneyeaterPtiloprora perstriataPNG,WPNGAS
97Silver-eared HoneyeaterLichmera alboauricularisPNG,WPNGSS
98Spotted HoneyeaterXanthotis polygrammusPNG,WPNGSS
99Meyer's FriarbirdPhilemon meyeriPNG,WPNGOS
100Dwarf WhistlerPachycare flavogriseumPNG,WPNGSS
101Rusty Mouse-WarblerCrateroscelis murinaPNG,WPNGUS
102Bicolored Mouse-WarblerCrateroscelis nigrorufaPNG,WPNGRS
103Mountain Mouse-WarblerCrateroscelis robustaPNG,WPNGSS
104Large ScrubwrenSericornis nouhuysiPNG,WPNGUS
105Vogelkop ScrubwrenSericornis rufescensWPNGUS
106Buff-faced ScrubwrenSericornis perspicillatusPNG,WPNGUS
107Papuan ScrubwrenSericornis papuensisPNG,WPNGAS
108Gray-green ScrubwrenSericornis arfakianusPNG,WPNGOS
109Papuan ThornbillAcanthiza murinaPNG,WPNGRS
110Gray ThornbillAcanthiza cinereaPNG,WPNGSS
111Green-backed GerygoneGerygone chloronotaPNG,WPNGUS
112Brown-breasted GerygoneGerygone ruficollisPNG,WPNGUS
113Papuan BabblerPomatostomus isidoreiPNG,WPNGSS
114Papuan LogrunnerOrthonyx novaeguineaePNG,WPNGRS
115Painted Quail-thrushCinclosoma ajaxPNG,WPNGOS
116Spotted Jewel-babblerPtilorrhoa leucostictaPNG,WPNGRS
117Blue Jewel-babblerPtilorrhoa caerulescensPNG,WPNGOS
118Chestnut-backed Jewel-babblerPtilorrhoa castanonotaPNG,WPNGRS
119Hooded CuckooshrikeCoracina longicaudaPNG,WPNGSS
120Black-bellied CicadabirdEdolisoma montanumPNG,WPNGUS
121Papuan CicadabirdEdolisoma incertumPNG,WPNGSS
122Black CicadabirdEdolisoma melasPNG,WPNGSS
123Black SittellaDaphoenositta mirandaPNG,WPNGOS
124Wattled PloughbillEulacestoma nigropectusPNG,WPNGSS
125Rufous-naped WhistlerAleadryas rufinuchaPNG,WPNGAS
126Piping BellbirdOrnorectes cristatusPNG,WPNGRS
127Tit BerrypeckerOreocharis arfakiPNG,WPNGUS
128Crested BerrypeckerParamythia montiumPNG,WPNGAS
129White-bellied PitohuiPseudorectes incertaPNG,WPNGSS
130Regent WhistlerPachycephala schlegeliiPNG,WPNGUS
131Black-tailed WhistlerPachycephala melanuraPNG,WPNGRS
132Brown-backed WhistlerPachycephala modestaPNG,WPNGUS
133Rusty WhistlerPachycephala hyperythraPNG,WPNGOS
134Hooded PitohuiPitohui dichrousPNG,WPNGUS
135Northern Variable PitohuiPitohui kirhocephalusPNG,WPNGSS
136Black-breasted BoatbillMachaerirhynchus nigripectusPNG,WPNGUS
137Great WoodswallowArtamus maximusPNG,WPNGUS
138Mountain PeltopsPeltops montanusPNG,WPNGUS
139Lowland PeltopsPeltops blainvilliiPNG,WPNGUS
140Drongo FantailChaetorhynchus papuensisPNG,WPNGSS
141Black Thicket-FantailRhipidura maculipectusPNG,WPNGRS
142White-bellied Thicket-FantailRhipidura leucothoraxPNG,WPNGSS
143Rufous-backed FantailRhipidura rufidorsaPNG,WPNGSS
144Dimorphic FantailRhipidura brachyrhynchaPNG,WPNGUS
145Chestnut-bellied FantailRhipidura hyperythraPNG,WPNGUS
146Mangrove FantailRhipidura phasianaPNG,WPNGRS
147Trumpet ManucodePhonygammus keraudreniiPNG,WPNGUS
148Crinkle-collared ManucodeManucodia chalybatusPNG,WPNGUS
149King-of-Saxony Bird-of-ParadisePteridophora albertiPNG,WPNGUS
150Carola's ParotiaParotia carolaePNG,WPNGUS
151Western ParotiaParotia sefilataWPNGUS
152Greater LophorinaLophorina superbaPNG,WPNGAS
153Magnificent RiflebirdPtiloris magnificusPNG,WPNGSS
154Brown SicklebillEpimachus meyeriPNG,WPNGUS
155Short-tailed ParadigallaParadigalla brevicaudaPNG,WPNGUS
156Stephanie's AstrapiaAstrapia stephaniaePNGSS
157Ribbon-tailed AstrapiaAstrapia mayeriPNGUS
158King Bird-of-ParadiseCicinnurus regiusPNG,WPNGSS
159Wilson's Bird-of-ParadiseCicinnurus respublicaWPNG 
160Blue Bird-of-ParadiseParadisaea rudolphiPNGSS
161Red Bird-of-ParadiseParadisaea rubraWPNGUS
162Lesser Bird-of-ParadiseParadisaea minorPNG,WPNGSS
163Raggiana Bird-of-ParadiseParadisaea raggianaPNGUS
164Greater Bird-of-ParadiseParadisaea apodaPNG,WPNGUS
165Blue-capped IfritaIfrita kowaldiPNG,WPNGSS
166Golden MonarchCarterornis chrysomelaPNG,WPNGSS
167Hooded MonarchSymposiachrus manadensisPNG,WPNGOS
168Spot-winged MonarchSymposiachrus guttulaPNG,WPNGUS
169Frilled MonarchArses telescopthalmusPNG,WPNGSS
170Lesser MelampittaMelampitta lugubrisPNG,WPNGSS
171Greater MelampittaMelampitta giganteaPNG,WPNGRS
172Loria's SatinbirdCnemophilus loriaePNG,WPNGUS
173Crested SatinbirdCnemophilus macgregoriiPNG,WPNGSS
174Obscure BerrypeckerMelanocharis arfakianaPNG,WPNGOS
175Black BerrypeckerMelanocharis nigraPNG,WPNGUS
176Mid-mountain BerrypeckerMelanocharis longicaudaPNG,WPNGUS
177Fan-tailed BerrypeckerMelanocharis versteriPNG,WPNGUS
178Streaked BerrypeckerMelanocharis striativentrisPNG,WPNGRS
179Spotted BerrypeckerMelanocharis crassirostrisPNG,WPNGRS
180Yellow-bellied LongbillToxorhamphus novaeguineaePNG,WPNGSS
181Spectacled LongbillOedistoma iliolophusPNG,WPNGUS
182Lesser Ground-RobinAmalocichla incertaPNG,WPNGOS
183Yellow-legged FlycatcherMicroeca griseocepsPNG,WPNGRS
184Olive FlyrobinMicroeca flavovirescensPNG,WPNGOS
185Garnet RobinEugerygone rubraPNG,WPNGSS
186White-faced RobinTregellasia leucopsPNG,WPNGSS
187Black-sided RobinPoecilodryas hypoleucaPNG,WPNGRS
188Black-throated RobinPoecilodryas albonotataPNG,WPNGUS
189White-winged RobinPeneothello sigillataPNG,WPNGAS
190White-rumped RobinPeneothello bimaculataPNG,WPNGSS
191Blue-gray RobinPeneothello cyanusPNG,WPNGAS
192Papuan Scrub-RobinDrymodes beccariiPNG,WPNGRS
193Papuan GrassbirdCincloramphus macrurusPNGAS
194Capped White-eyeZosterops fuscicapillaPNG,WPNGUS
195New Guinea White-eyeZosterops novaeguineaePNG,WPNGSS
196Yellow-eyed StarlingAplonis mystaceaPNG,WPNGSS
197Olive-crowned FlowerpeckerDicaeum pectoralePNG,WPNGUS
198Mountain FiretailOreostruthus fuliginosusPNG,WPNGUS
199Streak-headed MuniaLonchura tristissimaPNG,WPNGRS
200Grand MuniaLonchura grandisPNG,WPNGOS
201Hooded MuniaLonchura spectabilisPNG,WPNGUS
202Gray-headed MuniaLonchura canicepsPNGSS
203Snow Mountain MuniaLonchura montanaPNG,WPNGUS
204New Guinea BronzewingHenicophaps albifronsPNG,WPNGSS

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Australia§
  • New Zealand§§

BIRDING LOCALES

  • Papua New Guinea (PNG)
  • West Papua New Guinea (WPNG)

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen