Colorful katydid in New Guinea (photo)
Oct29

Colorful katydid in New Guinea (photo)

Katydid nymph in a tract of forest near Manokwari in West Papua, Indonesian New Guinea. More photos of katydids.

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Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition – Book Review
Jan12

Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition – Book Review

By Gabriel Thoumi Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition is a wonderful updated and expanded second edition to the original Birds of New Guinea published 28 years ago. New Guinea is the world’s largest and possibly most diverse tropical island. Ranging from glaciers to steep volcanic valleys to scrubland to remote islands, New Guinea also has some of the most diverse avifauna on Earth, including the bulk of the world’s rightly...

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1,000 new species discovered in New Guinea

Varanus macraei, a monitor lizard first described in 2001, lives on the island of Batanta. WWF calls it “one of the most spectacular reptile discoveries anywhere… with a mesmerising pattern of turquoise and blue.” Photo © Lutz Obelgonner. Scientists discovered more than 1,000 previously unknown species during a decade of research in New Guinea (slideshow), says a new report from WWF. Final Frontier: Newly Discovered...

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Picture: magenta and yellow insect

This magenta and yellow katydid was common in the lowland rainforest near Manokwari in West Papua. I don’t know the species.

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New Guinea from above
Nov18

New Guinea from above

Winding river makes its way to the sea in the lowland rainforests of west New Guinea. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Click to see more photos of New Guinea.

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A week of Papua: bowerbird bower
Oct27

A week of Papua: bowerbird bower

The elaborate bower of a male Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) is artistically arranged with colorful items from the forest to attract a mate. Female Vogelkop bowerbirds select males based, not on size or strength, but on the best bower. Photo by Rhett A. Butler. This week we’ll be posting photos from Rhett Butler’s (mongabay.com founder) recent trip to western New Guinea, one of the world’s most biodiverse...

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A week of Papua: domestic life
Oct26

A week of Papua: domestic life

Domestic life in a Dani village: children, pig, and village. Photo by Rhett A. Butler. This week we’ll be posting photos from Rhett Butler’s (mongabay.com founder) recent trip to western New Guinea, one of the world’s most biodiverse and culturally diverse place in the world. To see more photos of...

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A week of Papua: black-capped lory
Oct25

A week of Papua: black-capped lory

A black-capped lory (Lorius lory) in Indonesian New Guinea. Photo by Rhett A. Butler. This week we’ll be posting photos from Rhett Butler’s (mongabay.com founder) recent trip to western New Guinea, one of the world’s most biodiverse and culturally diverse place in the world. To see more photos of...

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Photo: Dani hunter in Indonesian New Guinea
Oct03

Photo: Dani hunter in Indonesian New Guinea

Dani hunter in Indonesian New Guinea. Photo by Rhett Butler in July 2010.

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