AUSTRALASIAN
Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest (Rainforest)

The rainforest of tropical Australia, New Guinea and islands of the south-west Pacific...

Distribution

These forests are found throughout the island of New Guinea, north-east Queensland, and to the islands of Melanesia, including the Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. These forests also supply many of the species that have ended up in Fiji and beyond.

The lowland 'jungle' forest is still intact and found around the New Guinea coast, and is protected in small patches in Australia in the Daintree and north Queensland. There is upland rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands inland of Cairns, and even higher altitude forest in the valleys of central New Guinea. Patches of subtropical rainforest are found all the way down along the east coast until the southern border of Queensland.  

the lowland rainforest at Cape Tribulation, Australia.

Species

the plants

the non-passerine birds

the passerine birds

the mammals

the places



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