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NEW GUINEA

Start:07/04/2016
End:07/25/2016
Duration:22 days
#Species:331
#Endemics:172
#Heard Only:23

2016 Papua New Guinea Birding Tour

List of endemic and near endemic birds for locations visited on this tour along with which species were actually seen. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN. Endemic birds (E) are those with a restricted range in a single country. Near endemic birds (NE) are those with a restricted range in two (or rarely three) neighboring countries. The right-most column indicates whether species was seen on the tour. If blank, the species wasn't seen.*

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1Salvadori's TealSalvadorina waigiuensisEY
2Wattled BrushturkeyAepypodius arfakianusE 
3Black-billed BrushturkeyTalegalla fuscirostrisE 
4Red-legged BrushturkeyTalegalla jobiensisE 
5Melanesian ScrubfowlMegapodius eremitaNE 
6New Guinea ScrubfowlMegapodius decollatusE 
7Yellow-legged PigeonColumba pallidicepsNE 
8Great Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena reinwardtiNEY
9Pied Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena browniNE 
10Cinnamon Ground DoveGallicolumba rufigulaE 
11Thick-billed Ground-PigeonTrugon terrestrisE 
12Pheasant PigeonOtidiphaps nobilisE 
13Sclater's Crowned-PigeonGoura sclateriiEY
14Wompoo Fruit-DovePtilinopus magnificusEY
15Pink-spotted Fruit-DovePtilinopus perlatusEY
16Ornate Fruit-DovePtilinopus ornatusE 
17Coroneted Fruit-DovePtilinopus coronulatusEY
18Beautiful Fruit-DovePtilinopus pulchellusEY
19Dwarf Fruit-DovePtilinopus nainusEY
20Purple-tailed Imperial-PigeonDucula rufigasterEY
21Finsch's Imperial-PigeonDucula finschiiEY
22Rufescent Imperial-PigeonDucula chalconotaE 
23Pinon's Imperial-PigeonDucula pinonEY
24Collared Imperial-PigeonDucula mulleriiEY
25Zoe's Imperial-PigeonDucula zoeaeEY
26Torresian Imperial-PigeonDucula spilorrhoaNEY
27Yellowish Imperial-PigeonDucula subflavescensEY
28Long-billed CuckooRhamphomantis megarhynchusE 
29Violaceous CoucalCentropus violaceusE 
30Greater Black CoucalCentropus menbekiEY
31Pied CoucalCentropus ateralbusEY
32Lesser Black CoucalCentropus bernsteiniE 
33Dwarf KoelMicrodynamis parvaEY
34Rufous-throated Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx ruficollisEY
35White-eared Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx meyeriiEY
36White-crowned KoelCacomantis leucolophusEY
37Chestnut-breasted CuckooCacomantis castaneiventrisNEY
38Marbled FrogmouthPodargus ocellatusEY
39Papuan FrogmouthPodargus papuensisEY
40Papuan NightjarEurostopodus papuensisE 
41Archbold's NightjarEurostopodus archboldiE 
42Feline Owlet-nightjarAegotheles insignisE 
43Mountain Owlet-nightjarAegotheles albertisiE 
44Barred Owlet-nightjarAegotheles bennettiiE 
45Papuan Spinetailed SwiftMearnsia novaeguineaeEY
46Mountain SwiftletAerodramus hirundinaceusEY
47New Guinea Flightless RailMegacrex ineptaE 
48Chestnut Forest-RailRallina rubraE 
49Forbes's RailRallina forbesiE 
50New Guinea WoodcockScolopax rosenbergiiE 
51Forest BitternZonerodius heliosylusE 
52Long-tailed Honey-buzzardHenicopernis longicaudaEY
53Black Honey-buzzardHenicopernis infuscatusE 
54New Guinea EagleHarpyopsis novaeguineaeEY
55Papuan Marsh-HarrierCircus spilothoraxEY
56Black-mantled GoshawkAccipiter melanochlamysEY
57Gray-headed GoshawkAccipiter poliocephalusEY
58New Britain GoshawkAccipiter princepsE 
59New Britain SparrowhawkAccipiter brachyurusE 
60Doria's GoshawkMegatriorchis doriaeE 
61Golden Masked-OwlTyto aurantiaE 
62Rufous OwlNinox rufaNE 
63Papuan BoobookNinox theomachaE 
64New Britain BoobookNinox odiosaE 
65Papuan OwlUroglaux dimorphaE 
66Bismarck KingfisherCeyx websteriE 
67Papuan Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx solitariusE 
68Blue-winged KookaburraDacelo leachiiNEY
69Rufous-bellied KookaburraDacelo gaudichaudEY
70Shovel-billed KookaburraClytoceyx rexE 
71Hook-billed KingfisherMelidora macrorrhinaE 
72Yellow-billed KingfisherSyma torotoroNEY
73Mountain KingfisherSyma megarhynchaEY
74Little Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera hydrocharisEY
75Palm CockatooProbosciger aterrimusNEY
76Blue-eyed CockatooCacatua ophthalmicaEY
77Pesquet's ParrotPsittrichas fulgidusEY
78Buff-faced Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta pusioEY
79Papuan King-ParrotAlisterus chloropterusEY
80Blue-collared ParrotGeoffroyus simplexE 
81Singing ParrotGeoffroyus heteroclitusNEY
82Painted Tiger-ParrotPsittacella pictaEY
83Brehm's Tiger-ParrotPsittacella brehmiiEY
84Modest Tiger-ParrotPsittacella modestaE 
85Madarasz's Tiger-ParrotPsittacella madarasziE 
86Yellow-billed LorikeetNeopsittacus musschenbroekiiEY
87Orange-billed LorikeetNeopsittacus pullicaudaE 
88Orange-breasted Fig-ParrotCyclopsitta gulielmitertiiEY
89Double-eyed Fig-ParrotCyclopsitta diophthalmaNEY
90Large Fig-ParrotPsittaculirostris desmarestiiEY
91Plum-faced LorikeetOreopsittacus arfakiEY
92Red-chinned LorikeetCharmosyna rubrigularisE 
93Striated LorikeetCharmosyna multistriataE 
94Pygmy LorikeetCharmosyna wilhelminaeE 
95Fairy LorikeetCharmosyna pulchellaE 
96Josephine's LorikeetCharmosyna josefinaeE 
97Papuan LorikeetCharmosyna papouEY
98Yellow-streaked LoryChalcopsitta scintillataEY
99Black-capped LoryLorius loryEY
100Goldie's LorikeetPsitteuteles goldieiE 
101Dusky LoryPseudeos fuscataEY
102Papuan Hanging-ParrotLoriculus aurantiifronsE 
103Green-fronted Hanging-ParrotLoriculus tenerE 
104Habenicht's PittaErythropitta habenichtiE 
105New Britain PittaErythropitta gazellaeE 
106White-eared CatbirdAiluroedus buccoidesE 
107Ochre-breasted CatbirdAiluroedus stoniiE 
108Black-capped CatbirdAiluroedus melanocephalusE 
109Northern CatbirdAiluroedus jobiensisE 
110MacGregor's BowerbirdAmblyornis macgregoriaeE 
111Masked BowerbirdSericulus aureusE 
112Yellow-breasted BowerbirdChlamydera lauterbachiEY
113Fawn-breasted BowerbirdChlamydera cerviniventrisNEY
114Papuan TreecreeperCormobates placensE 
115Wallace's FairywrenSipodotus wallaciiE 
116Orange-crowned FairywrenClytomyias insignisE 
117Broad-billed FairywrenChenorhamphus grayiE 
118Emperor FairywrenMalurus cyanocephalusEY
119White-shouldered FairywrenMalurus alboscapulatusEY
120Plain HoneyeaterPycnopygius ixoidesEY
121Marbled HoneyeaterPycnopygius cinereusE 
122Streak-headed HoneyeaterPycnopygius stictocephalusEY
123Spot-breasted MeliphagaMeliphaga mimikaeE 
124Mountain MeliphagaMeliphaga orientalisEY
125Scrub HoneyeaterMeliphaga albonotataEY
126Puff-backed HoneyeaterMeliphaga aruensisE 
127Mimic HoneyeaterMeliphaga analogaEY
128Graceful HoneyeaterMeliphaga gracilisNE 
129Black-throated HoneyeaterCaligavis subfrenatusEY
130Obscure HoneyeaterCaligavis obscurusE 
131Yellow-tinted HoneyeaterLichenostomus flavescensNEY
132Sooty MelidectesMelidectes fuscusE 
133Belford's MelidectesMelidectes belfordiEY
134Yellow-browed MelidectesMelidectes rufocrissalisEY
135Ornate MelidectesMelidectes torquatusEY
136Varied HoneyeaterGavicalis versicolorNE 
137Brown-backed HoneyeaterRamsayornis modestusNE 
138Rufous-banded HoneyeaterConopophila albogularisNEY
139Smoky HoneyeaterMelipotes fumigatusEY
140Long-billed HoneyeaterMelilestes megarhynchusEY
141Olive StraightbillTimeliopsis fulvigulaE 
142Tawny StraightbillTimeliopsis griseigulaEY
143Ruby-throated MyzomelaMyzomela equesE 
144Ashy MyzomelaMyzomela cineraceaE 
145Papuan Black MyzomelaMyzomela nigritaEY
146Elfin MyzomelaMyzomela adolphinaeEY
147Sclater's MyzomelaMyzomela sclateriEY
148Black-bellied MyzomelaMyzomela erythromelasE 
149Red-collared MyzomelaMyzomela rosenbergiiEY
150Green-backed HoneyeaterGlycichaera fallaxNEY
151Yellow-streaked HoneyeaterPtiloprora meekianaE 
152Rufous-backed HoneyeaterPtiloprora guiseiEY
153Gray-streaked HoneyeaterPtiloprora perstriataEY
154White-throated HoneyeaterMelithreptus albogularisNEY
155Tawny-breasted HoneyeaterXanthotis flaviventerNEY
156Spotted HoneyeaterXanthotis polygrammusE 
157Meyer's FriarbirdPhilemon meyeriEY
158New Guinea Friarbird**Philemon novaeguineaeEY
159New Britain FriarbirdPhilemon cockerelliEY
160Dwarf WhistlerPachycare flavogriseumE 
161Rusty Mouse-WarblerCrateroscelis murinaEY
162Bicolored Mouse-WarblerCrateroscelis nigrorufaE 
163Mountain Mouse-WarblerCrateroscelis robustaEY
164Large ScrubwrenSericornis nouhuysiEY
165Buff-faced ScrubwrenSericornis perspicillatusEY
166Papuan ScrubwrenSericornis papuensisEY
167Gray-green ScrubwrenSericornis arfakianusE 
168Pale-billed ScrubwrenSericornis spiloderaEY
169Papuan ThornbillAcanthiza murinaE 
170Gray ThornbillAcanthiza cinereaE 
171Green-backed GerygoneGerygone chloronotaNEY
172Fairy GerygoneGerygone palpebrosaNEY
173Yellow-bellied GerygoneGerygone chrysogasterEY
174Large-billed GerygoneGerygone magnirostrisNEY
175Brown-breasted GerygoneGerygone ruficollisE 
176Painted Quail-thrushCinclosoma ajaxE 
177Spotted Jewel-babblerPtilorrhoa leucostictaE 
178Blue Jewel-babblerPtilorrhoa caerulescensEY
179Chestnut-backed Jewel-babblerPtilorrhoa castanonotaE 
180Stout-billed CuckooshrikeCoracina caeruleogriseaEY
181Hooded CuckooshrikeCoracina longicaudaEY
182Barred CuckooshrikeCoracina lineataNEY
183Boyer's CuckooshrikeCoracina boyeriEY
184Golden CuckooshrikeCampochaera sloetiiE 
185Black-bellied CicadabirdEdolisoma montanumE 
186Gray-headed CicadabirdEdolisoma schisticepsEY
187Black CicadabirdEdolisoma melasEY
188Black SittellaDaphoenositta mirandaE 
189Papuan SittellaDaphoenositta papuensisNE 
190Papuan WhipbirdAndrophobus viridisE 
191Wattled PloughbillEulacestoma nigropectusEY
192Rufous-naped WhistlerAleadryas rufinuchaEY
193Piping BellbirdOrnorectes cristatusE 
194Tit BerrypeckerOreocharis arfakiEY
195Crested BerrypeckerParamythia montiumEY
196Rusty PitohuiPseudorectes ferrugineaEY
197White-bellied PitohuiPseudorectes incertaE 
198Sooty ShrikethrushColluricincla tenebrosaE 
199Little ShrikethrushColluricincla megarhynchaNEY
200Black PitohuiMelanorectes nigrescensE 
201Regent WhistlerPachycephala schlegeliiEY
202Sclater's WhistlerPachycephala sororEY
203Bismarck WhistlerPachycephala citreogasterE 
204Black-tailed WhistlerPachycephala melanuraNEY
205Brown-backed WhistlerPachycephala modestaEY
206Golden-backed WhistlerPachycephala aureaE 
207Rusty WhistlerPachycephala hyperythraE 
208Black-headed WhistlerPachycephala monachaEY
209Hooded PitohuiPitohui dichrousEY
210Northern Variable PitohuiPitohui kirhocephalusE 
211Southern Variable PitohuiPitohui uropygialisNE 
212Brown OrioleOriolus szalayiEY
213Olive-backed OrioleOriolus sagittatusNE 
214Australasian FigbirdSphecotheres vieillotiNEY
215Black-breasted BoatbillMachaerirhynchus nigripectusEY
216Yellow-breasted BoatbillMachaerirhynchus flaviventerNE 
217Great WoodswallowArtamus maximusEY
218Bismarck WoodswallowArtamus insignisE 
219Mountain PeltopsPeltops montanusEY
220Lowland PeltopsPeltops blainvilliiEY
221Black-backed ButcherbirdCracticus mentalisNEY
222Hooded ButcherbirdCracticus cassicusEY
223Black ButcherbirdCracticus quoyiNEY
224Mottled BerryhunterRhagologus leucostigmaEY
225Drongo FantailChaetorhynchus papuensisE 
226Black FantailRhipidura atraEY
227Sooty Thicket-FantailRhipidura threnothoraxE 
228Black Thicket-FantailRhipidura maculipectusE 
229White-bellied Thicket-FantailRhipidura leucothoraxEY
230Rufous-backed FantailRhipidura rufidorsaE 
231Dimorphic FantailRhipidura brachyrhynchaEY
232Friendly FantailRhipidura albolimbataEY
233Chestnut-bellied FantailRhipidura hyperythraEY
234Crinkle-collared ManucodeManucodia chalybatusEY
235Glossy-mantled ManucodeManucodia aterEY
236King-of-Saxony Bird-of-ParadisePteridophora albertiEY
237Carola's ParotiaParotia carolaeEY
238Twelve-wired Bird-of-ParadiseSeleucidis melanoleucusEY
239Black-billed SicklebillDrepanornis albertisiE 
240Greater LophorinaLophorina superbaEY
241Magnificent RiflebirdPtiloris magnificusNEY
242Growling RiflebirdPtiloris intercedensEY
243Black SicklebillEpimachus fastosusEY
244Brown SicklebillEpimachus meyeriEY
245Short-tailed ParadigallaParadigalla brevicaudaEY
246King Bird-of-ParadiseCicinnurus regiusEY
247Magnificent Bird-of-ParadiseCicinnurus magnificusEY
248Lesser Bird-of-ParadiseParadisaea minorEY
249Greater Bird-of-ParadiseParadisaea apodaEY
250Blue-capped IfritaIfrita kowaldiEY
251Black-faced MonarchMonarcha melanopsisNE 
252Black-winged MonarchMonarcha fraterNEY
253Fan-tailed MonarchSymposiachrus axillarisE 
254Hooded MonarchSymposiachrus manadensisE 
255Black-tailed MonarchSymposiachrus verticalisE 
256Spot-winged MonarchSymposiachrus guttulaEY
257Frilled MonarchArses telescopthalmusEY
258Torrent-larkGrallina bruijniiE 
259Satin FlycatcherMyiagra cyanoleucaNE 
260Dull FlycatcherMyiagra hebetiorE 
261Lesser MelampittaMelampitta lugubrisEY
262Greater MelampittaMelampitta giganteaE 
263Crested ShrikejayPlatylophus galericulatusE 
264Gray CrowCorvus tristisEY
265Bismarck CrowCorvus insularisEY
266Loria's SatinbirdCnemophilus loriaeEY
267Crested SatinbirdCnemophilus macgregoriiEY
268Obscure BerrypeckerMelanocharis arfakianaEY
269Black BerrypeckerMelanocharis nigraEY
270Mid-mountain BerrypeckerMelanocharis longicaudaE 
271Fan-tailed BerrypeckerMelanocharis versteriEY
272Streaked BerrypeckerMelanocharis striativentrisE 
273Spotted BerrypeckerMelanocharis crassirostrisEY
274Yellow-bellied LongbillToxorhamphus novaeguineaeE 
275Slaty-chinned LongbillToxorhamphus poliopterusE 
276Spectacled LongbillOedistoma iliolophusEY
277Pygmy LongbillOedistoma pygmaeumE 
278Lesser Ground-RobinAmalocichla incertaE 
279Lemon-bellied FlycatcherMicroeca flavigasterNEY
280Yellow-legged FlycatcherMicroeca griseocepsNE 
281Olive FlyrobinMicroeca flavovirescensE 
282Papuan FlycatcherMicroeca papuanaEY
283Subalpine RobinPetroica bivittataE 
284Snow Mountain RobinPetroica archboldiE 
285White-faced RobinTregellasia leucopsNEY
286Black-sided RobinPoecilodryas hypoleucaE 
287Black-throated RobinPoecilodryas albonotataEY
288White-winged RobinPeneothello sigillataEY
289White-rumped RobinPeneothello bimaculataE 
290Blue-gray RobinPeneothello cyanusEY
291Ashy RobinHeteromyias albispecularisE 
292White-eyed RobinPachycephalopsis poliosomaE 
293Papuan Scrub-RobinDrymodes beccariiEY
294Bismarck ThicketbirdCincloramphus grosvenoriE 
295Rusty ThicketbirdCincloramphus rubiginosusE 
296Papuan GrassbirdCincloramphus macrurusEY
297Black-crowned White-eyeZosterops atrifronsE 
298Black-fronted White-eyeZosterops minorEY
299Capped White-eyeZosterops fuscicapillaE 
300New Guinea White-eyeZosterops novaeguineaeEY
301Yellow-eyed StarlingAplonis mystaceaEY
302Golden MynaMino anaisEY
303New Britain ThrushZoothera talaseaeE 
304Olive-crowned FlowerpeckerDicaeum pectoraleE 
305Red-capped FlowerpeckerDicaeum geelvinkianumNEY
306Red-banded FlowerpeckerDicaeum eximiumEY
307Mountain FiretailOreostruthus fuliginosusE 
308Papuan ParrotfinchErythrura papuanaE 
309Streak-headed MuniaLonchura tristissimaE 
310Grand MuniaLonchura grandisEY
311Bismarck MuniaLonchura melaenaEY
312Alpine PipitAnthus gutturalisE 
313New Guinea BronzewingHenicophaps albifronsE 
314New Britain BronzewingHenicophaps foersteriE 
315White-bibbed Ground DoveAlopecoenas jobiensisE 

 * 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.

BIRDING LOCALES

  • Brown River
  • Elevala River
  • Kiunga Area
  • Mount Hagen Area
  • New Britain
  • Pacific Adventist University
  • Sogeric Road
  • Tabubil Area
  • Tari Valley/Gap
  • Varirata National Park

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