The incredible endemic passerine birds of the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea and surrounding islands...
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, 'Satin Bowerbird', (Atherton Tablelands Birdwatching Lodge).
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.
Sphecotheres vieilloti, 'Australasian Figbird'. The northern forms are bright yellow with a duller pink mask, while the southern form is greener, but with a bright red mask. They eat mostly fruit, and as suggested by their common name, they are indeed often seen in fig trees. They are common in rainforest and edge, including gardens, in eastern Australia and New Guinea.
Figbird females and juveniles are plainer, with streaks.
Cracticus cassicus, 'Hooded Butcherbird'. Found in rainforests around New Guinea.
Sometimes shortened to "BOP's" - although don't get that confused with the other BOP - Bird Of Prey.
Lophorina victoriae, 'Victoria's Riflebird' (Chambers Lodge).
Manucodia comrii, 'Curl-Crested Manucode'. Restricted to the islands off south-east Papua New Guinea (Trobriands and D'Entrecasteaux).
Paradisaea rubra, 'Red Bird of Paradise' (Rajah Ampat, Indonesia).
? Paradisaea minor, 'Lesser Bird of Paradise' (captive).
Neochmia temporalis, 'Red-browed Firetail'.