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SYSTEMATIC LIST OF BIRDS,

Jan Vermeulen

The nomenclature follows the taxonomy, names and sequence of James F. Clements (July 1991, Birds of the World. A Check List and Supplements No. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, April 1998).

This specific treatment follows Dr. Charles Sibley and Dr. Burt L. Monroe, Jr (1990, Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World, Yale University grounds Press).

Species in brackets are the English names in "Birds of New Guinea" by Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt and Dale Zimmerman, but only mentioned when these differ significantly from the Clements Check List.

The Dutch names follow the "Complete Checklist, Vogels van de Wereld" of Michael Walters. Numbers quoted are estimates of the minimum numbers seen.

The following abbreviations are used:

NP              =  National Park
KM17         =  KM17 on the Kiunga-Tabubil Road
Kiunga area  =  Kiunga area, including the Fly & Elevara River
10+             =  at least 10 birds
*                  =  endemic species to the island of New Guinea(Papua New Guinea & Irian Jaya)

1.     * DWARF CASSOWARY, Casuarius bennetti, Dwergkasuaris

               One glimpsed as it slipped away through the forest at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.
We did see footprints of Southern Cassowary, Casuarius casuarius,
in the forest along the Elevara River, but no birds were seen or heard.

 2.            AUSTRALASIAN GREBE, Tachybaptus novaehollandiae, Australische Dodaars
                2 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

 3.            LITTLE PIED CORMORANT, Phalacrocorax melanoleucos, Kleine Bonte Aalscholver
                Single ones along the Fly River and at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

 4.            LITTLE BLACK CORMORANT, Phalacrocorax sulcirostris, Zwarte Aalscholver
                25+ at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

 5.            AUSTRALIAN DARTER, Anhinga novaehollandiae, Australische Slangenhalsvogel
                4 along the Elevara River and 1 in the Port Moresby area.

 6.            WANDERING WHISTLING-DUCK, Dendrocygna arcuata, Zwervende Fluiteend
                10+ at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby..

 7.            GREEN PYGMY-GOOSE, Nettapus pulchellus, Groene Dwergeend
                25+ at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

 8.            PACIFIC BLACK DUCK, Anas superciliosa, Wenkbrauweend
                10+ at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

 9.            WHITE-FACED HERON, Egretta novaehollandiae, Witwangreiger
                1 at Daru airport was our only observation.

10.           LITTLE EGRET, Egretta garzetta, Kleine Zilverreiger
                A single one at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

11.           INTERMEDIATE EGRET, Mesophoyx intermedia, Middelste Zilverreiger
                1 along the Elevara River and a few at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

12.           GREAT EGRET, Ardea alba, Grote Zilverreiger
                Fairly common in the Kiunga area.

13.           GREAT-BILLED HERON, Ardea sumatrana, Sumatraanse Reiger
                A single observation along the Elevara River.

14.           PIED HERON, Egretta picata, Bonte Reiger
                1 at Daru airport and 5 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

15.           CATTLE EGRET, Bubulcus ibis, Koereiger
                Small numbers at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds and in the Port Moresby area.

16.           STRIATED HERON, Butorides striatus, Mangrovereiger
                3 along the Elevara River.

17.           * FOREST BITTERN, Zonerodius heliosylus, Nieuw-Guinese Tijgerroerdomp
                A splendid observation along the Elevara River.

18.           PACIFIC BAZA (CRESTED HAWK), Aviceda subcristata, Australische Koekoekswouw
                3 near Kiunga, 4 along the Fly River.

19.           * LONG-TAILED HONEY-BUZZARD, Henicopernis longicauda, Nieuw-Guinese Wespendief
                Seen extremely well: 3 near Kiunga, 1 along the Fly River and 2 at Tabubil - Ok Ma Road.

20.           BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE, Elanus caeruleus, Grijze Wouw
                A single one at the Tari Valley.

21.           WHISTLING KITE, Haliastur sphenurus, Wigstaartwouw
                2 at Daru airport, 2 along the Fly River, 3 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby and 2 at Varirata NP.

22.           BRAHMINY KITE, Haliastur indus, Brahmaanse Wouw
                Common in the Kiunga area, 1 at the Tari Valley, 3 at Varirata NP -  Approach Road.

23.           WHITE-BELLIED SEA-EAGLE, Haliaeetus leucogaster, Witbuikzeearend
                1 along the Elevara River and 2 along the Fly River.

24.           VARIABLE GOSHAWK, Accipiter hiogaster, Variabele Havik
                1 near Kiunga (Gre Dringas Road) and also 1 along the Elevara River. A recent split from Grey Goshawk.

25.           BROWN GOSHAWK, Accipiter fasciatus, Australische Havik
                A single bird at the Tari Valley.

26.           * BLACK-MANTLED GOSHAWK, Accipiter melanochlamys, Zwartrughavik
                A single observation at the Ambua Lodge.

27.           COLLARED SPARROWHAWK, Accipiter cirrocephalus, Grijskopsperwer
                1 at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

28.           * NEW GUINEA (HARPY-) EAGLE, Harpyopsis novaeguineae, Harpijarend
                Great views of a bird along the Elevara River and heard for more than one hour the strange coughing call at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

29.           LITTLE EAGLE, Hieraaetus morphnoides, Australische Dwergarend
                1 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga) and 1 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

30.           AUSTRALIAN HOBBY, Falco longipennis, Australische Boomvalk
                Seen twice at the harbour in Kiunga.

31.           * BLACK-BILLED BRUSH-TURKEY, Talegalla fuscirostris, Zwartsnavelboskalkoen
                Heard in the forest along the Elevara River, seen 4 (excellent views) at Varirata NP, (2 Boundary Track and 2 Circuit Trail).

32.           BROWN QUAIL, Coturnix ypsilophora, Tasmaanse Bruine Kwartel
                A single bird at the Tari Gap.

33.           BARRED RAIL, Gallirallus torquatus, Zebraral
                Heard at Tabubil - Mount Robinson.

34.           BUFF-BANDED RAIL, Gallirallus philippensis, Geelbandral
                2 at the Tari Valley.

35.           BARE-EYED RAIL, Gymnocrex plumbeiventris, Molukkennaaktoogral
                Heard in the forest along the Elevara River.

36.           PURPLE SWAMPHEN, Porphyrio porphyrio, Purperkoet
                20+ at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

37.           DUSKY MOORHEN, Gallinula tenebrosa, Zwart Waterhoen
                Small numbers at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

38.           COMB-CRESTED JACANA, Irediparra gallinacea, Australische Jacana
                A single one at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

39.           FAR EASTERN CURLEW, Numenius madagascariensis, Siberische Wulp
                A single one at Daru airport.

40.           COMMON SANDPIPER, Tringa hypoleucos, Oeverloper
                20+ along the Fly & Elevara River and 1 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

41.           AUSTRALIAN PRATINCOLE, Stiltia isabella, Steltvorkstaartplevier
                10+ at Daru airport.

42.           PACIFIC (LESSER) GOLDEN-PLOVER, Pluvialis fulva, Kleine Goudplevier
                Small numbers at Daru airport and at Tari airport.

43.           MONGOLIAN PLOVER, Charadrius mongolus, Mongoolse Plevier
                A few at Daru airport.

44.           MASKED LAPWING, Vanellus miles, Maskerkievit
                A few at Daru airport and fairly common at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

45.           GULL-BILLED TERN, Sterna nilotica, Lachstern
                10+ at Daru airport.

46.           ROCK DOVE (FERAL PIGEON), Columba livia, Stadsduif
                Common Port Moresby area.

47.           SLENDER-BILLED (BROWN) CUCKOO-DOVE, Macropygia amboinensis, Tortelkoekoeksduif
                2 at KM17 (Kiunga), small numbers at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

48.           * BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO-DOVE, Macropygia nigrirostris, Kleine Gestreepte Koekoeksduif
                Small numbers near Kiunga and 1 at the Tari Gap.

49.           GREAT CUCKOO-DOVE, Reinwardtoena reinwardtsi, Reinwardts Langstaartduif
                1 south of Kiunga and 1 along the Elevara River.

50.           EMERALD DOVE (EMERALD GROUND-DOVE),  Chalcophaps indica, Smaragdduif
                A single bird at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

51.           PEACEFUL DOVE, Geopelia placida, Goulds Zebraduif
                10+ at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

52.           BAR-SHOULDERED DOVE, Geopelia humeralis, Roodnekzebraduif
                2 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

53.           * CINNAMON GROUND-DOVE, Gallicolumba rufigula, Geelhartpatrijsduif
                A single bird at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

54.           WHITE-BIBBED GROUND-DOVE, Gallicolumba jobiensis, Witborstpatrijsduif
                10+ at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

55.           BRONZE GROUND-DOVE, Gallicolumba beccarii, Beccari's Patrijsduif
                One flushed off the road at the Ambua Lodge.

56.           * PHEASANT PIGEON, Otidiphaps nobilis, Fazantduif
                Excellent views at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

57.           WOMPOO FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus magnificus, Wompoejufferduif
                2 along the Fly River and 1 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

58.           * PINK-SPOTTED FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus perlatus, Pareljufferduif
                2 along the Fly & Elevara River, 5 at Varirata NP - Approach Road, Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

59.           * ORNATE FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus ornatus, Schlegels Jufferduif
                A single one along the Elevara River.

60.           * ORANGE-FRONTED FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus aurantiifrons, Goudvoorhoofdjufferduif
                A single observation in a fruiting tree along the Fly River.

61.           SUPERB FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus superbus, Kleine Prachtjufferduif
                2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek, 2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

62.           * CORONETED FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus coronulatus, Lilakapjufferduif
                A single one along the Elevara River.

63.           * BEAUTIFUL FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus pulchellus, Temmincks Jufferduif
                Small numbers daily in the Kiunga area.

64.           WHITE-BREASTED FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus rivoli, Witbefjufferduif
                Excellent views of a perched bird at the Tari Gap.

65.           * ORANGE-BELLIED FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus iozonus, Oranjebuikjufferduif
                Up to 5 a day in the Kiunga area.

66.           * DWARF FRUIT-DOVE, Ptilinopus naina, Dwergjufferduif
                10+ in a fruiting tree along the Fly River.

67.           * PURPLE-TAILED IMPERIAL-PIGEON, Ducula rufigaster, Rode Muskaatduif
                Small numbers at KM17 (Kiunga) and 1 along the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

68.           * RUFESCENT IMPERIAL-PIGEON, Ducula chalconota, Bronsrugmuskaatduif
                2 at the Ambua Lodge.

69.           * PINON IMPERIAL-PIGEON, Ducula pinon, Pinonmuskaatduif
                3 along the Fly River.

70.           * COLLARED IMPERIAL-PIGEON, Ducula mullerii, Zwartkraagmuskaatduif
                Fairly common along the Fly & Elevara River.

71.           * ZOE IMPERIAL-PIGEON, Ducula zoeae, Halsbandmuskaatduif
                Small numbers in the Kiunga area.

72.           PIED IMPERIAL-PIGEON, Ducula bicolor, Bonte Muskaatduif
                A few near Daru airport.

73.           PAPUAN MOUNTAIN-PIGEON, Gymnophaps albertisii, Nieuw-Guinese Bergduif
                Fairly common and widespread.

74.           * SOUTHERN CROWNED-PIGEON, Goura scheepmakeri, Scheepmakers Kroonduif
                Great views of 4 of these gorgeous looking splendours along the Elevara River.

75.           YELLOW-CAPPED PYGMY-PARROT, Micropsitta keiensis, Geelkapspechtpapegaai
                1 along the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga), a few along the Fly River.

76.           * ORANGE-BREASTED FIG-PARROT, Opopsitta gulielmitertii, Oranjeborstvijgpapegaai
                Fairly common in the Kiunga area and at Tabubil.

77.           DOUBLE-EYED FIG-PARROT, Opopsitta diophthalma, Dubbeloogvijgpapegaai
                3 at KM17 (Kiunga).

78.           * LARGE FIG-PARROT, Psittaculirostris desmarestii, Demarets Vijgpapegaai
                A single one at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

79.           * BREHM'S TIGER-PARROT, Psittacella brehmii, Brehms Tijgerparkiet
                2 at the Tari Gap.

80.           * MODEST TIGER-PARROT, Psittacella modesta, Kleine Tijgerparkiet
                Excellent close-range views (5 metres!) of this rarely seen species at the Tari Gap.

81.           RED-CHEEKED PARROT, Geoffroyus geoffroyi, Roodwangpapegaai
                Fairly common in the Kiunga area.

82.           * BLUE-COLLARED PARROT, Geoffroyus simplex, Blauwhalspapegaai
                2 at Tabubil - Ok Ma Road, small numbers at the Ambua Lodge and at Varirata NP.

83.           ECLECTUS PARROT, Eclectus roratus, Edelpapegaai
                Commonly observed in the Kiunga area and at Tabubil.

84.           * PESQUET'S (VULTURINE) PARROT, Psittrichas fulgidus, Borstelkoppapegaai
                A single bird along the Fly River.

85.           * PAPUAN KING-PARROT, Alisterus chloropterus, Groenvleugelkoningsparkiet
                5 at the Tari Valley.

86.           PALM COCKATOO, Probosciger aterrimus, Zwarte Kaketoe
                A total of 8 birds along the Fly & Elevara River.

87.           SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO, Cacatua galerita, Grote Geelkuifkaketoe
                Small numbers in the Kiunga area, at Tabubil and the Tari Valley.

88.           * YELLOW-STREAKED LORY (GREATER STREAKED LORY), Chalcopsitta sintillata, Strepenlori
                Small numbers in the Kiunga area and at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

89.           * DUSKY LORY, Pseudeos fuscata, Witruglori
                Regular observations along the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

90.           RAINBOW LORIKEET, Trichoglossus haematodus, Regenbooglori
                A common and widespread species.

91.           * GOLDIE'S LORIKEET, Psitteuteles goldiei, Viooltjeslori
                A single observation at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

92.           * (WESTERN) BLACK-CAPPED LORY, Lorius lory, Zwartkaplori
                Small numbers daily in the Kiunga area.

93.           * STRIATED (STREAKED) LORIKEET, Charmosyna multistriata, Honinglori
                A single observation at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

94.           RED-FLANKED LORIKEET, Charmosyna placentis, Prachtlori
                A few at KM17 (Kiunga).

95.           * FAIRY LORIKEET (LITTLE RED LORIKEET), Charmosyna pulchella, Zwartstuitlori
                10+ at Tabubil - Dablin Creek, small numbers at the Tari Gap.

96.           * PAPUAN LORIKEET, Charmosyna papou, Papoealori
                Up to 10 a day at the Tari Gap, 2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

97.           * YELLOW-BILLED LORIKEET, Neopsittacus musschenbroekii, Musschenbroeks Lori
                Fairly common at the Tari Gap and Ambua Lodge.

98.           ORIENTAL CUCKOO, Cuculus saturatus, Boskoekoek
                2 south of Kiunga.

99.           BRUSH CUCKOO, Cacomantis variolosus, Treurkoekoek
                2 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga) and singles at Tabubil - Dablin Creek and the Tari Valley.

100.         CHESTNUT-BREASTED CUCKOO, Cacomantis castaneiventris, Roestbuikkoekoek
                A single observation at KM17 (Kiunga).

101.         FAN-TAILED CUCKOO, Cacomantis flabelliformis, Waaierstaartkoekoek
                2 at the Tari Gap and 1 at the Tari Valley.

102.         LITTLE (MALAY) BRONZE-CUCKOO, Chrysococcyx minutillus, Kleine Bronskoekoek
                Singles along the Fly River and at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

103.         * WHITE-EARED BRONZE-CUCKOO, Chrysococcyx meyeri, Meyers Bronskoekoek
                3 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

104.         * WHITE-CROWNED KOEL, Caliechthrus leucolophus, Witkapkoekoek
                Heard along the Fly River and at the Tari Gap, excellent views of a perched bird at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

105.         * DWARF KOEL, Microdynamis parva, Baardkoekoek
                A single observation along the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

106.         ASIAN KOEL, Eudynamys scolopacea, Indische Koėl
                Small numbers in the Kiunga area and at Tabubil.

107.         CHANNEL-BILLED CUCKOO, Scythrops novaehollandiae, Reuzenkoekoek
                2 along the Elevara River.

108.         * GREATER BLACK COUCAL, Centropus menbeki, Groene Spoorkoekoek
                A single bird along the Elevara River.

109.         PHEASANT COUCAL, Centropus phasianinus, Fazantspoorkoekoek
                2 at Pacific Adventists' University grounds and 2 at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

110.         * JUNGLE HAWK-OWL (PAPUAN BOOBOOk), Ninox theomacha, Bruine Valkuil
                Heard at the Ambua Lodge.

111.         * ARCHBOLD'S (MOUNTAIN) NIGHTJAR, Eurostopodus archboldi, Archbolds Nachtzwaluw
                Every morning seen at the Ambua Lodge.

112.         LARGE-TAILED NIGHTJAR, Caprimulgus macrurus, Horsfields Nachtzwaluw
                2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

113.         MOUSTACHED TREESWIFT, Hemiprocne mystacea, Witsnorboomgierzwaluw
                Up to 10 a day in the Kiunga area, 2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek, 1 at the Ambua Lodge and 1 at Varirata NP.

114.         GLOSSY SWIFTLET, Aerodramus esculenta, Witbuikdwergsalangaan
                Widespread and common.

115.         * MOUNTAIN SWIFTLET, Aerodramus hirundinacea, Bergsalangaan
                Small numbers around Ambua.

116.         UNIFORM SWIFTLET, Aerodramus vanikorensis, Grijze Salangaan
                Fairly common in the Kiunga area.

117.         * PAPUAN NEEDLETAIL (SPINE-TAILED SWIFT), Mearnsia novaeguineae, Nieuw-Guinese Gierzwaluw
                Small numbers around Kiunga.

118.         AZURE KINGFISHER, Alcedo azurea, Azuurijsvogel
                1 at Varirata NP - Varirata Lookout Trail.

119.         * RUFOUS-BELLIED KOOKABURRA, Dacelo gaudichaud, Roodbuikkookaburra
                1 south of Kiunga & 7 along the Fly & Elevara River.

120.         * SHOVEL-BILLED KOOKABURRA (KINGFISHER), Clytoceyx rex, Kikkerbekijsvogel
                One at the Ambua Lodge. It was the fourth time that Joseph our guide saw this rarely seen species in all the years he is birding this area.

                We were very fortunate to see this stunning species.

121.         FOREST KINGFISHER, Todirhamphus macleayii, Macleays IJsvogel
                A single one at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

122.         SACRED KINGFISHER, Todirhamphus sanctus, Heilige IJsvogel
                A single observation at the Tari Valley.

123.         * HOOK-BILLED KINGFISHER, Melidora macrorrhina, Haaksnavelijsvogel
                A few times heard along the Elevara & Fly River, but we did not see the bird.

124.         YELLOW-BILLED KINGFISHER, Syma torotoro, Kleine Geelsnavelijsvogel
                Heard at KM17 (Kiunga) and seen perfectly at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

125.         * MOUNTAIN KINGFISHER, Syma megarhyncha, Berggeelsnavelijsvogel
                Only heard at the Ambua Lodge.

126.         COMMON PARADISE-KINGFISHER, Tanysiptera galatea, Vlagstaartijsvogel
                2 along the Elevara River and 1 along the Fly River.

127.         * BROWN-HEADED PARADISE-KINGFISHER, Tanysiptera danae, Bruinrugvlagstaartijsvogel
                2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

128.         RAINBOW BEE-EATER, Merops ornatus, Regenboogbijeneter
                3 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

129.         DOLLARBIRD, Eurystomus orientalis, Dollarvogel
                Rather common in the Kiunga area and at Tabubil.

130.         BLYTH'S HORNBILL, Aceros plicatus, Papoeajaarvogel
                Rather common in the Kiunga area.

131.         HOODED PITTA, Pitta sordida, Kappitta
                One really showed itself very well along the Elevara River.

132.         RED-BELLIED (BLUE-BREASTED) PITTA, Pitta erythrogaster, Roodbuikpitta
                A few heard along the Ok Ma Road at Tabubil.

133.         * PAPUAN TREECREEPER, Cormobates placens, Papoeakruiper
                1 at Mount Robinson - Tabubil and 2 at the Tari Gap.

134.         * WHITE-EARED CATBIRD, Ailuroedus buccoides, Witoorkatvogel
                A splendid observation at Mount Robinson - Tabubil.

135.         * SANFORD'S BOWERBIRD, Archboldia sanfordi, Sanfords Prieelvogel
                A female at the Tari Gap. Some taxonomists treat this species as the eastern race of Archbold's Bowerbird.

136.         * MACGREGOR'S BOWERBIRD, Amblyornis macgregoriae, Goudkuiftuiniervogel
                A female at the Ambua Lodge.

137.         FAWN-BREASTED BOWERBIRD, Chlamydera cerviniventris, Oranjebuikprieelvogel
                A single observation at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

138.         * WHITE-SHOULDERED FAIRYWREN, Malurus alboscapulatus, Witschouderelfje
                4 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek, 3 at the Tari Valley.

139.         * EMPEROR FAIRYWREN, Malurus cyanocephalus, Keizerelfje
                Singles along the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga) and south of Kiunga.

140.         * RUSTY MOUSE-WARBLER, Crateroscelis murina, Rosse Struiksluiper
                2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

141.         * MOUNTAIN MOUSE-WARBLER, Crateroscelis robusta, Bergstruiksluiper
                Small numbers at the Ambua Lodge.

142.         * LARGE SCRUBWREN, Sericornis nouhuysi, Grote Struiksluiper
                2 at the Tari Gap and 1 at the Ambua Lodge..

143.         * BUFF-FACED SCRUBWREN, Sericornis perspicillatus, Bruinkopstruiksluiper
                Fairly common in the Ambua area.

144.         * PAPUAN SCRUBWREN, Sericornis papuensis, Papoeastruiksluiper
                3 seen at the Tari Gap.

145.         * PALE-BILLED SCRUBWREN, Sericornis spilodera, Witbekstruiksluiper
                3 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

146.         * PAPUAN THORNBILL, Acanthiza murina, Papoeadoornsnavel
                4 at the Ambua Lodge.

147.         * MOUNTAIN (GREY) GERYGONE, Gerygone cinerea, Witstuitmangrovezanger
                A single observation at the Tari Gap.

148.         GREEN-BACKED GERYGONE, Gerygone chloronotus, Witbuikmangrovezanger
                A single observation at Varirata NP.

149.         FAIRY GERYGONE, Gerygone palpebrosa, Zwartkeelmangrovezanger
                A few along the Elevara River and small numbers at Varirata NP.

150.         * YELLOW-BELLIED GERYGONE, Gerygone chrysogaster, Geelbuikmangrovezanger
                2 along the Elevara River.

151.         * BROWN-BREASTED GERYGONE, Gerygone ruficollis, Boomvarenmangrovezanger
                A single bird at the Tari Gap.

152.         * LONG-BILLED HONEYEATER, Melilestes megarhynchus, Langsnavelhoningeter
                Single ones at KM17 (Kiunga) and at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

153.         * RED-THROATED MYZOMELA, Myzomela eques, Roodkindwerghoningeter
                A single bird at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

154.         * BLACK MYZOMELA (PAPUAN BLACK MYZOMELA), Myzomela nigrita, Zwarte Dwerghoningeter
                A single bird at Varirata NP -  Approach Road.

155.         * RED-COLLARED MYZOMELA, Myzomela rosenbergii, Zwartkopdwerghoningeter
                Up to 7 a day at the Tari Gap.

The Meliphaga Honeyeaters are a pain in the ass. THE most difficult ID challenge in Papua New Guinea. Many were seen, only a few identified. Those listed are those we feel confident about.

156.         * SPOT-BREASTED MELIPHAGA, Meliphaga mimikae, Mimikahoningeter
                A single bird at KM17 (Kiunga).

157.         * MOUNTAIN MELIPHAGA, Meliphaga orientalis, Kleine Berghoningeter
                2 at the Tari Gap and 1 at the Tari Valley.

158.         * SCRUB (WHITE-EARED) HONEYEATER, Meliphaga albonotata, Witgevlekte Honingeter
                Singles at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga) and Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

159.         * PUFF-BACKED HONEYEATER, Meliphaga aruensis, Aroehoningeter
                A single observation south of Kiunga.

160.         * MIMIC HONEYEATER (MIMIC MELIPHAGA), Meliphaga analoga, Reichenbachs Honingeter
                A few at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga) and along the Fly River.

161.         GRACEFUL HONEYEATER (GRACEFUL MELIPHAGA), Meliphaga gracilis, Priemsnavelhoningeter
                A single one at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

162.         * BLACK-THROATED HONEYEATER, Lichenostomus subfrenatus, Zwartkeelhoningeter
                2 at the Tari Gap.

163.         * OBSCURE HONEYEATER, Lichenostomus obscurus, Loverhoningeter
                1 along the Elevara River.

164.         TAWNY-BREASTED HONEYEATER, Xanthotis flaviventer, Taanborsthoningeter
                Singles at Tabubil - Dablin Creek and Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

165.         * SPOTTED HONEYEATER, Xanthotis polygramma, Gevlekte Honingeter
                One performed nicely at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

166.         * PLAIN HONEYEATER, Pycnopygius ixoides, Rosse Honingeter
                A single one south of Kiunga.

167.         * MARBLED HONEYEATER, Pycnopygius cinereus, Marmerhoningeter
                Singles at the Ambua Lodge and at the Tari Valley.

168.         * MEYER'S FRIARBIRD, Philemon meyeri, Dwerglederkop
                2 along the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

169.         NEW GUINEA FRIARBIRD, Philemon novaeguineae, Papoeahelmlederkop
                Rather common and widespread.

170.         * RUFOUS-BACKED HONEYEATER, Ptiloprora guisei, Roodrughoningeter
                3 at the Ambua Lodge.

171.         * BLACK-BACKED (GREY-STREAKED) HONEYEATER, Ptiloprora perstriata, Zwartrughoningeter
                Small numbers at the Tari Gap.

172.         * BELFORD'S MELIDECTES, Melidectes belfordi, Belfords Honingeter
                Common at the Ambua Lodge and at the Tari Gap.

173.         * YELLOW-BROWED MELIDECTES, Melidectes rufocrissalis, Geelbrauwhoningeter
                Commonly observed at the Ambua Lodge.

174.         * SMOKY HONEYEATER, Melipotes fumigates, Geelwanghoningeter
                Common at the Ambua Lodge and at the Tari Gap.

175.         RUFOUS-BANDED HONEYEATER, Conopophila albogularis, Roodborsthoningeter
                8 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

176.         * LESSER GROUND-ROBIN, Amalocichla incerta, Kortstaartvliegenvangerlijster
                Heard at the Tari Gap.

177.         * TORRENT FLYCATCHER, Monachella muelleriana, Bergbeekvliegenvanger
                3 along the Ok Tedi River near Tabubil, 2 at Mount Robinson, 1 at the Tari Valley.

178.         LEMON-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, Microeca flavigaster, Citroenbuikvliegenvanger
                Singles at Tabubil- Dablin Creek and at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

179.         * OLIVE FLYROBIN (OLIVE FLYCATCHER), Microeca flavovirescens, Aroevliegenvanger
                2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

180.         * CANARY FLYCATCHER, Microeca papuana, Papoeavliegenvanger
                Small numbers daily at the Ambua Lodge and at the Tari Gap.

181.         * GARNET ROBIN, Eugerygone rubra, Bloedrugvliegenvanger
                A couple showed well at the Ambua Lodge.

182.         WHITE-FACED ROBIN, Tregellasia leucops, Witteugelvliegenvanger
                3 at Varirata NP.

183.         * BLACK-SIDED ROBIN, Poecilodryas hypoleuca, Zwartflankvliegenvanger
                Heard south of Kiunga, but telescope views along the Fly River.

184.         * BLACK-THROATED ROBIN, Poecilodryas albonotata, Zwartborstvliegenvanger
                An obliging robin, telescope views at the Tari Gap.

185.         * WHITE-WINGED ROBIN, Peneothello sigillatus, Witvleugelstruikvliegenvanger
                2 at the Tari Gap.

186.         * BLUE-GREY ROBIN, Peneothello cyanus, Leizwarte Struikvliegenvanger
                Up to 3 a day at the Ambua Lodge.

187.         * WHITE-RUMPED ROBIN, Peneothello bimaculatus, Witstuitstruikvliegenvanger
                1 heard at the Ok Ma Road - Tabubil.

188.         VARIED SITELLA, Daphoenositta chrysoptera, Australische Boomloper
                10+ at the Ambua Lodge.

189.         * BLACK SITTELLA, Daphoenositta miranda, Zwart-roze Boomloper
                3 en route to Tari Gap near the bailey bridge.

190.         * MOTTLED WHISTLER, Rhagologus leucostigma, Geschubde Dikkop
                A splendid observation at the Ambua Lodge.

191.         * DWARF WHISTLER, Pachycare flavogrisea, Goudmaskerdikkop
                4 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

192.         * RUFOUS-NAPED WHISTLER, Aleadryas rufinucha, Roodnekfluiter
                1 at the Tari Gap, 2 at the Ambua Lodge.

193.         * RUSTY WHISTLER, Pachycephala hyperythra, Roodbuikfluiter
                A single observation at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

194.         * BROWN-BACKED WHISTLER, Pachycephala modesta, Bruinrugfluiter
                1 at the Tari Gap, 4 at the Ambua Lodge.

195.         BROWN WHISTLER, Pachycephala simplex, Grauwe Fluiter
                Single ones at Tabubil - Dablin Creek and 2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

196.         * SCLATER'S WHISTLER, Pachycephala soror, Sclaters Fluiter
                Up to 3 a day at the Ambua Lodge.

197.         * REGENT WHISTLER, Pachycephala schlegelii, Schlegels Fluiter
                2 at the Tari Gap.

198.         * GOLDEN-BACKED WHISTLER, Pachycephala aurea, Geelrugfluiter
                A single observation on the island in the Ok Tedi River south of Tabubil (KM119).

199.         * BLACK-HEADED WHISTLER, Pachycephala monacha, Monniksfluiter
                2 at the Tari Valley.

200.         * SOOTY SHRIKE-THRUSH (SOOTY WHISTLER), Colluricincla umbrina, Roetlijsterdikkop
                A single one at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

201.         RUFOUS (LITTLE) SHRIKE-THRUSH, Colluricincla megarhyncha, Rosse Lijsterdikkop
                A few at the Ambua Lodge and at the Tari Gap and also at Varirata NP.

202.         * VARIABLE PITOHUI, Pitohui kirhocephalus, Bonte Pitohui
                1 along the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga), 2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

203.         * HOODED PITOHUI, Pitohui dichrous, Bergpitohui
                4 at Varirata NP (3 Boundary Track, 1 Circuit Trail).

204.         * WHITE-BELLIED PITOHUI, Pitohui incertus, Vlekborstpitohui
                Single ones heard along the Fly & Elevara River.

205.         * RUSTY PITOHUI, Pitohui ferrugineus, Roestpitohui
                1 at KM17 (Kiunga) and 1 at Tabubil - Ok Ma Road.

206.         * CRESTED PITOHUI, Pitohui cristatus, Kuifpitohui
                A single bird at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

207.         * WATTLED PLOUGHBILL, Eulacestoma nigropectus, Leldikkop
                2 at the Ambua Lodge.

208.         * NEW GUINEA (RUFOUS) BABBLER, Pomatostomus isidorei, Rosse Raltimalia
                A single bird at KM17 (Kiunga).

209.         * PAINTED QUAIL-THRUSH, Cinclosoma ajax, Nieuw-Guinese Raltimalia
                Heard at Varirata NP - Boundary Track, but glimpsed only.

210.         * BLUE JEWEL-BABBLER, Ptilorrhoa caerulescens, Blauwe Raltimalia
                Single ones south of Kiunga and along the Elevara River.

211.         * CHESTNUT-BACKED JEWEL-BABBLER, Ptilorrhoa castanonota, Bonte Raltimalia
                2 at Tabubil - Ok Ma Road.

212.         * BLUE-CAPPED IFRITA, Ifrita kowaldi, Blauwkapifrita
                2 at the Ambua Lodge and 1 at the Tari Gap.

213.         WILLIE-WAGTAIL, Rhipidura leucophrys, Tuinwaaierstaart
                A common and widespread species.

214.         NORTHERN FANTAIL, Rhipidura rufiventris, Streepborstwaaierstaart
                2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

215.         * FRIENDLY FANTAIL, Rhipidura albolimbata, Grijsbuikwaaierstaart
                1 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek, small numbers around Ambua Lodge & the Tari Gap, 1 at Varirata NP - Circuit Trail.

216.         * CHESTNUT-BELLIED FANTAIL, Rhipidura hyperythra, Bruinbuikwaaierstaart
                7 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

217.         * BLACK THICKET-FANTAIL, Rhipidura maculipectus, Moeraswaaierstaart
                A single one along the Fly River.

218.         * BLACK FANTAIL, Rhipidura atra, Salvadori's Waaierstaart
                Small numbers at the Ambua Lodge.

219.         * DIMORPHIC FANTAIL, Rhipidura brachyrhyncha, Dimorfe Waaierstaart
                3 at the Tari Gap & 1 at the Ambua Lodge.

220.         * RUFOUS-BACKED FANTAIL, Rhipidura rufidorsa, Roodrugwaaierstaart
                A single observation at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

221.         * BLACK MONARCH, Monarcha axillaris, Wigstaartmonarch
                Small numbers at the Ambua Lodge.

222.         BLACK-WINGED MONARCH, Monarcha frater, Zwartvleugelmonarch
                Small numbers at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

223.         * SPOT-WINGED MONARCH, Monarcha guttulus, Vlekvleugelmonarch
                1 at KM17 (Kiunga), small numbers at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

224.         * HOODED MONARCH, Monarcha manadensis, Zwart-witte Monarch
                A single observation at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

225.         * GOLDEN MONARCH, Monarcha chrysomela, Goudmonarch
                Telescope views of a bird at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

226.         FRILLED MONARCH, Arses telescophthalmus, Witbuikfranjemonarch
                A few in the Kiunga area, 8 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

227.         SHINING FLYCATCHER, Myiagra alecto, Zwarte Monarch
                1 along the Elevara River.

228.         YELLOW-BREASTED BOATBILL, Machaerirhynchus flaviventer, Geelborstbootsnavelmonarch
                A single bird along the Elevara River.

229.         * BLACK-BREASTED BOATBILL, Machaerirhynchus nigripectus, Zwartborstbootsnavelmonarch
                Small numbers at the Tari Gap & the Ambua Lodge.

230.         * PAPUAN (MOUNTAIN) DRONGO, Chaetorhynchus papuensis, Bergdrongo
                2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

231.         SPANGLED DRONGO, Dicrurus bracteatus, Glansvlekdrongo
                Small numbers in the Kiunga area, 2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

232.         * GREY CROW, Corvus tristis, Maskerkraai
                3 at KM17 (Kiunga), 4 along the Fly & Elevara River and 1 at Varirata NP - Circuit Trail.

233.         TORRESIAN CROW, Corvus orru, Australische Kraai
                Small numbers in the Port Moresby area.

234.         * GREATER MELAMPITTA, Melampitta gigantea, Paradijspitta
                A few heard at Tabubil Ok Ma Road, but we could not attract the bird to the tape.

235.         * CRESTED BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Cnemophilus macgregorii, Macgregors Paradijsvogel
                A male at the Tari Gap.

236.         * LORIA'S BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Cnemophilus loriae, Loria's Paradijsvogel
                Good telescope views of a male and females at the Ambua Lodge.

237.         * GLOSSY-MANTLED MANUCODE, Manucodia atra, Glansparadijskraai
                Singles at KM17 (Kiunga), the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga) and seen a few times well along the Fly & Elevara River, where apparently common.

238.         * CRINKLE-COLLARED MANUCODE, Manucodia chalybata, Ruwhalsparadijskraai
                2 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga), 1 south of Kiunga and 2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

239.         TRUMPET MANUCODE, Manucodia keraudrenii, Trompetparadijskraai
                Single ones at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga) and Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

240.         * SHORT-TAILED PARADIGALLA, Paradigalla brevicauda, Kortstaartparadigalla
                1 at Tabubil - Ok Ma Road, heard at the Ambua Lodge.

241.         * BROWN SICKLEBILL, Epimachus meyeri, Bruine Sikkelsnavel
                2 at the Tari Gap.

242.         * SUPERB BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Lophorina superba, Kraagparadijsvogel
                2 females at the Ambua Lodge, 2 males & 2 females at the Tari Valley.

243.         * CAROLA'S PAROTIA, Parotia carolae, Carola's Parotia
                Heard at Tabubil - Dablin Creek and heard and a 'fly-by' view at Mount Robinson.

244.         * LAWES' PAROTIA, Parotia lawesii, Lawes' Parotia
                A female at the Ambua Lodge, 2 males & 1 female at the Tari Valley.

245.         MAGNIFICENT RIFLEBIRD, Ptiloris magnificus, Prachtgeweervogel
                3 at KM17 (Kiunga).

246.         * EASTERN RIFLEBIRD, Ptiloris intercedens, Oostelijke Geweervogel
                2 males & 2 females at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail.

247.         * MAGNIFICENT BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Cicinnurus magnificus, Geelkraagparadijsvogel
                4 females at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

248.         * KING BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Cicinnurus regius, Koningsparadijsvogel
                3 females at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga), a stunning male & 2 females along the Elevara River.

249.         * RIBBON-TAILED ASTRAPIA, Astrapia mayeri, Lintstaartastrapia
                Small numbers en route to the Tari Gap including several stunning males.

250.         * PRINCESS STEPHANIE'S ASTRAPIA, Astrapia stephaniae, Stephanies Astrapia
                6 en route to the Tari Gap & near the Ambua Lodge including 3 males.

251.         * KING-OF-SAXONY BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Pteridophora alberti, Wimpeldrager
                1 male and 4 females at the Tari Gap. The male is absolutely mind-blowing and is with Costa Rica's Resplendent Quetzal a definite contender for best bird in the world.

252.         * TWELVE-WIRED BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Seleucidis melanoleuca, Twaalfdradige Paradijshop
                2 females and a male at display trees along the Fly River. This species diplays early before 7 a.m., so it is important to be on site at dawn.

253.         * GREATER BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Paradisaea apoda, Grote Paradijsvogel
                Common in the Kiunga area including displaying males at KM17, 2 females at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

254.         * RAGGIANA BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Paradisaea raggiana, Raggi's Paradijsvogel
                3 along the Fly River, 2 at the Tari Valley, 4 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track & Circuit Trail, amongst them immature males.

255.         * BLUE BIRD-OF-PARADISE, Paradisaea rudolphi, Blauwe Paradijsvogel
                An immature male at the Tari Valley.

256.         WHITE-BREASTED WOODSWALLOW, Artamus leucorhynchus, Witborstspitsvogel
                Small numbers near Kiunga and fairly common in the Port Moresby area.

257.         * GREAT WOODSWALLOW, Artamus maximus, Grote Spitsvogel
                2 at Tabubil, fairly common at the Ambua Lodge, a few at the Tari Valley.

258.         * MOUNTAIN PELTOPS, Peltops montanus, Bergpeltops
                1 at Tabubil - Mount Robinson, 4 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek, 5+ at the Ambua Lodge.

259.         * LOWLAND PELTOPS, Peltops blainvillii, Bospeltops
                2 at KM17 (Kiunga), 3 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

260.         BLACK-BACKED BUTCHERBIRD, Cracticus mentalis, Zwartrugorgelvogel
                3 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby, 1 at Varirata NP.

261.         * HOODED BUTCHERBIRD, Cracticus cassicus, Papoeaorgelvogel
                Small numbers in the Kiunga area, 1 at Varirata NP.

262.         BLACK BUTCHERBIRD, Cracticus quoyi, Zwarte Orgelvogel
                1 at KM17 (Kiunga) and 2 at the Tari Valley.

263.         * BROWN ORIOLE, Oriolus szalayi, Bruine Wielewaal
                1 at KM17 (Kiunga), 2 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga), 2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek and 1 at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

264.         GREEN FIGBIRD, Sphecotheres viridis, Groene Vijgvogel
                4 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

265.         BLACK-FACED CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina novaehollandiae, Australische Rupsvogel
                1 along the Fly River.

266.         * STOUT-BILLED CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina caeruleogrisea, Dikbekrupsvogel
                2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek and 2 at the Tari Valley.

267.         * BOYER'S CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina boyeri, Witteugelrupsvogel
                2 south of Kiunga, a few along the Fly & Elevara River.

268.         WHITE-BELLIED CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina papuensis, Witbuikrupsvogel
                2 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby, 1 at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

269.         * HOODED CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina longicauda, Langstaartrupsvogel
                Singles at the Ambua Lodge and at the Tari Gap.

270.         * PAPUAN (BLACK-SHOULDERED) CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina incerta, Papoearupsvogel
                A single observation at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

271.         * GREY-HEADED CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina schisticeps, Grays Rupsvogel
                2 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga), 1 south of Kiunga, a few along the Fly River, 2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

272.         * NEW GUINEA (BLACK) CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina melas, Nieuw-Guinese Rupsvogel
                2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek.

273.         * BLACK-BELLIED CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Coracina montana, Bergrupsvogel
                A couple at the Ambua Lodge.

274.         * GOLDEN CUCKOO-SHRIKE, Campochaera sloetii, Gouden Rupsvogel
                Single ones at KM17 (Kiunga) and the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

275.         VARIED TRILLER, Lalage leucomela, Veelkleurige Triller
                1 at KM17 (Kiunga) and 1 the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

276.         LONG-TAILED SHRIKE, Lanius schach, Langstaartklauwier
                4 at the Tari Valley.

277.         ISLAND THRUSH, Turdus poliocephalus, Eilandmerel
                5 at the Tari Gap.

278.         SINGING STARLING, Aplonis cantoroides, Orpheuspurperspreeuw
                2 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

279.         METALLIC STARLING, Aplonis metallica, Violette Purperspreeuw
                Rather common along the Fly River.

280.         * YELLOW-EYED STARLING, Aplonis mystacea, Mimikapurperspreeuw
                15+ along the Fly & Elevara River.

281.         * GOLDEN MYNA, Mino anais, Goudborstmaina
                10+ along the Fly & Elevara River.

282.         YELLOW-FACED MYNA, Mino dumontii, Papoeamaina
                3 south of Kiunga, 10+ along the Fly & Elevara River, 2 at Varirata NP - Approach Road.

283.         PIED BUSHCHAT (PIED CHAT), Saxicola caprata, Zwarte Roodborsttapuit
                2 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek, small numbers around the Ambua Lodge.

284.         PACIFIC SWALLOW, Hirundo tahitica, Zuidzeezwaluw
                Widespread in lowlands.

285.         * BLACK-FRONTED WHITE-EYE, Zosterops minor, Kleine Zwartvoorhoofdbrilvogel
                4 at Varirata NP - Circuit Trail & Boundary Track.

286.         * CAPPED (WESTERN MOUNTAIN) WHITE-EYE, Zosterops fuscicapillus, Arfakbrilvogel
                2 at the Ambua Lodge.

287.         * NEW GUINEA WHITE-EYE, Zosterops novaeguineae, Papoeabrilvogel
                5 at the Tari Valley.

288.         GOLDEN-HEADED CISTICOLA, Cisticola exilis, Goudkopgraszanger
                5 at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

289.         CLAMOROUS REED-WARBLER, Acrocephalus stentoreus, Indische Karekiet
                A single bird at the Tari Valley.

290.         ISLAND LEAF-WARBLER, Phylloscopus poliocephalus, Papoeaboszanger
                Small numbers daily at the Tari area.

291.         TAWNY GRASSBIRD, Megalurus timoriensis, Rosse Grasvogel
                Fairly common at the Tari Gap.

292.         HOUSE SPARROW, Passer domesticus, Huismus
                A single one near the airport at Port Moresby.

293.         * MOUNTAIN FIRETAIL, Oreostruthus fuliginosus, Roodflankbergastrild
                4 at the Tari Gap.

294.         BLUE-FACED PARROTFINCH, Erythrura trichroa, Blauwmaskerpapegaaiamadine
                Heard at the Ambua Lodge, seen 3 at Varirata NP - Circuit Trail & Boundary Track.

295.         * WHITE-SPOTTED MUNIA, Lonchura leucosticta, Stippelbronzemannetje
                3 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

296.         * GRAND MUNIA, Lonchura grandis, Dikbeknon
                A single one in a group of 50+ Grey-headed Munias at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

297.         * GREY-HEADED MUNIA, Lonchura caniceps, Grijskopnon
                50+ at the Pacific Adventists' University grounds near Port Moresby.

298.         * HOODED MUNIA, Lonchura spectabilis, Witbuiknon
                5 at the Tari Gap, 50+ at the Tari Valley.

299.         GREY WAGTAIL, Motacilla cinerea, Grote Gele Kwikstaart
                1 at Tabubil - Ok Tedi River, 4 at the Ambua Lodge.

300.         RED-CAPPED (PAPUAN) FLOWERPECKER, Dicaeum geelvinkianum, Papoeahoningvogel
                Single ones at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga), along the Fly River, at Tabubil - Dablin Creek and at the Ambua Lodge.

301.         BLACK SUNBIRD, Nectarinia aspasia, Fluweelhoningzuiger
                2 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

302.         * BLACK BERRYPECKER, Melanocharis nigra, Zwarte Bessenpikker
                1 at Tabubil - Dablin Creek, 3 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

303.         * LEMON-BREASTED (MID-MOUNTAIN) BERRYPECKER, Melanocharis longicauda, Geelpluimbessenpikker

                5 at the Ambua Lodge.

304.         * FAN-TAILED BERRYPECKER, Melanocharis versteri, Versters Bessenpikker
                A female at the Ambua Lodge.

305.         * SPOTTED BERRYPECKER, Melanocharis crassirostris, Gevlekte Bessenpikker
                Great telescope views of a single bird below the bailey bridge at the Tari Gap.

306.         * SLATY-CHINNED LONGBILL, Toxorhamphus poliopterus, Grijskinhoningjager
                A single bird at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

307.         * DWARF HONEYEATER, Toxorhamphus iliolophus, Groene Dwerghoningjager
                2 at Varirata NP - Boundary Track.

308.         * PYGMY HONEYEATER, Toxorhamphus pygmaeum, Gele Dwerghoningjager
                1 at the Gre Dringas Road (Kiunga).

309.         * TIT BERRYPECKER, Oreocharis arfaki, Meesbessenpikker
                5 at the Ambua Lodge.

310.         * CRESTED BERRYPECKER, Paramythia montium, Bergbessenpikker
                6 at the Tari Gap

DIP LIST

This is a list of some (certainly not all) birds we dipped during our trip.

-               SOUTHERN CASSOWARY, Casuarius casuarius, Helmkasuaris
                We did find footprints of this bird at the Elevara River. Luckily we had already seen this bird in Queensland, Australia (1991).

-               SALVADORI'S TEAL, Salvadorina waigiuensis, Salvadori's Eend
                We did our best in the Tari Valley, but we dipped. The bird can also been seen along the Waterfall Trail at the Ambua Lodge.

-               MEYER'S GOSHAWK, Accipiter meyerianus, Meyers Havik
                Can be seen at the Tari Gap.

-               DORIA'S HAWK, Megatriorchis doriae, Doria's Havik
                Can be seen at Varirata NP.

-               CHESTNUT FOREST-RAIL, Rallina rubra, Nieuw-Guinese Kaneelral
                Can be taped in above the Ambua Lodge.

-               FORBES' FOREST-RAIL, Rallina forbesi, Forbes' Kaneelral
                This rarely observed bird is sometimes seen at Tari.

-               NEW GUINEA BRONZEWING, Henicophaps albifrons, Zwarte Bronsvleugelduif
                A lowland rainforest pigeon.

-               PAINTED TIGER-PARROT, Psittacella picta, Bruinkoptijgerparkiet
                We should have seen this bird at the Tari Gap.

-               MADERASZ'S TIGER-PARROT, Psittacella madaraszi, Madarąsz' Tijgerparkiet
                We should have seen this bird at the Ambua Lodge or at Tari Gap.

-               JOSEPHINE'S LORIKEET, Charmoysyna josefinea, Josephines Lori
                We dipped the bird at Tabubil and the Tari Gap.

-               ORANGE-BILLED LORIKEET, Neopsittacus pullicauda, Smaragdlori
                One of these inexplicable omissions of every trip (Tari!)

-               LONG-BILLED CUCKOO, Rhamphomantis megarhynchus, Langsnavelkoekoek
                This rarely observed species is sometimes seen in the Kiunga area.

-               PAPUAN FROGMOUTH, Podargus papuensis, Reuzenuilnachtzwaluw
                We did not our best at Varirata NP, probably because we had already seen the bird in Cairns, Australia (1991).

-               FELINE OWLET-NIGHTJAR, Aegotheles insignis, Rosse Dwergnachtzwaluw
                We dipped at the Ambua Lodge.

-               LITTLE PARADISE-KINGFISHER, Tanypsiptera hydrocharus, Aroevlagstaartijsvogel
                Other birders have seen no less than 4 birds along the Elevara River.

-               FLAME BOWERBIRD, Sericulus aureus, Oranje Prieelvogel
                If you are lucky you can see the bird in the Kiunga area.

-               ORANGE-CROWNED FAIRYWREN, Clytomyias insignis, Roodkapelfje
                Is sometimes seen at Tari.

-               WALLACE'S FAIRYWREN, Sipodotus wallacii, Wallace' Elfje
                We dipped at Varirata NP.

-               OLIVE STRAIGHTBILL, Timeliopsis fulvigula, Groene Timaliahoningeter
                Most birders see this bird at the Ambua Lodge.

-               SOOTY MELIDECTES, Melidectes fuscus, Roethoningeter
                We must have been blind (Tari!)

-               NORTHERN SCRUB-ROBIN, Drymodes superciliaris, Wenkbrauwmalleefluiter
                A skulker of Varirata NP.

-               BLACK PITOHUI, Pitohui nigrescens, Zwarte Pitohui
                This hard-to-see-well species is sometimes seen at Tari.

-               PAPUAN WHIPBIRD, Androphobus viridis, Groenrugraltimalia
                Can be seen and heard at Tari.

-               SPOTTED JEWEL-BABBLER, Ptilorrhoa leucosticta, Bergraltimalia
                We dipped at Tabubil and Tari.

-               LESSER MELAMPITTA, Melampitta lugubri, Kleien Paradijspitta
                Can be taped in at the forest near the Bailey Bridge at Tari.

-               BLACK SICKLEBILL, Epimachus fastuosus, Zwarte Sikkelsnavel
                Is sometimes seen at the Ambua Lodge.

-               TORRENT-LARK, Grallina bruyni, Nieuw-Guinese Slijklijster
                We spent quite a few hours along the river looking for this bird at the Ambua Lodge, but we dipped.

-               PAPUAN PARROTFINCH, Erythrura papuana, Papoeapapegaaiamadine
                A difficult to find species at Tari.

-               OBSCURE BERRYPECKER, Melanocharis arfakiana, Arfakbessenpikker
                A difficult to find species at Tabubil.

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