AUSTRALASIAN Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
passerine birds

The incredible endemic passerine birds of the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea and surrounding islands...

Family Ptilonorhynchidae: Bowerbirds

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, 'Satin Bowerbird',  (Atherton Tablelands Birdwatching Lodge).

Family Meliphagidae, Honeyeaters

The biggest family of birds in Australia...

Myzomela sanguinolenta'Scarlet Honeyeater' (Atherton Tablelands Birdwatching Lodge).

Xanthotis macleayanus'Macleay's Honeyeater'  (Atherton Tablelands Birdwatching Lodge). Endemic to north-east Queensland.

Meliphaga lewinii'Lewin's Honeyeater',  (Atherton Tablelands Birdwatching Lodge).

Bolemoreus frenatus'Bridled Honeyeater',  (Atherton Tablelands Birdwatching Lodge). Endemic to north-east Queensland.

Foulehaio taviunensis, 'Fiji Wattled Honeyeater' (Fulaga, Fiji). Found in the rainforest and mangroves of Fiji. Endemic to Fiji.

Family Pachycephalidae: Whistlers, 
Family Oriolidae: Orioles & Figbirds
Family Rhipiduridae: Fantails

Family Paradisaeidae: Birds-of-Paradise

Lophorina victoriae, 'Victoria's Riflebird' (Chambers Lodge).

Paradisaea rubra, 'Red Bird of Paradise' (Rajah Ampat, Indonesia).

? Paradisaea minor, 'Lesser Bird of Paradise' (captive).

Family Petroicidae: Australasian Robins
Family Zosteropidae: White-eyes

Family Sturnidae: Starlings & Mynas
Flowerpeckers & Sunbirds

Family Estrildidae, Finches

Neochmia temporalis'Red-browed Firetail',  (Atherton Tablelands Birdwatching Lodge).


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.