We had seen fresh footprints under a tree with falling fruits the previous day. We mounted a hide with dried palm leaves and arrived there in the dark before dawn. At first light the bird arrived and was eating fruits during several minutes. The forest was very dense, but even so we could get very satisfactory views. To take photographs and video, of course, was much more difficult.
Including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville
All of the 943 species known to occur are covered, including the extraordinarily high total of 456 endemics, as well as 5 introduced species, 2 species yet to be formally described and a separate appendix with 75 vagrants. Subspecies are listed also to give a comprehensive overview of the remarkable regional avifauna.
CitationJosep del Hoyo, IBC1167939. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1167939.
Josep del Hoyo, IBC1167939. Video of Northern Cassowary Casuarius unappendiculatus at Nimbokrang Forest, New Guinea. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1167939.
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