Ambua Bird List

Bird List Ambua Lodge, Tari Valley & Tari Gap

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Listed below in systematic order are the common and scientific names used in the Birds of New Guinea by B. M. Beehler, T. K. Pratt & D. A. Zimmerman. This list was initially compiled in 1986 by Brian W. Finch with additional notes by Cliff and Dawn Frith, Nick Gardiner and others. It had been added to by Joseph Tano, the senior resident field guide at AMBUA LODGE from then until the present day where there are now a total of 217 species have been recorded. The edit for this Internet site was also done by Joseph Tano.

CASSOWARIES - Cassuariidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dwarf Cassowary

45

Caruarius bennetti

CORMORANTS - Phalacrocoracidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Little Black Cormorant 53 Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Pied Cormorant 53 Phalacrocorax mrlanoleucos

DARTERS - Anhingidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Darter

54

Anhinga melanogaster

HERONS & EGRETS - Ardeidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Great Egret 56 Egretta alba
Pacific Heron 56 Ardea pacifica
White Faced Heron 56 Egretta novaehollandiae

HAWKS, KITES & EAGLES-Accipitridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Crested Hawk 61 Aviceda subcristata
Long-tailed Buzzard 61 Henicopernis longicauda
Black-Winged Kite 62 Elanus caeruleus
Brahminy Kite 63 Haliastur indus
Spotted Marsh-harrier 63 Circus spilonotus
Swamp Harrier 63 Circus approximans
Brown Goshawk 64 Accipiter fasciatus
Grey Goshawk 65 Accipiter novaehollandiae
Grey headed Goshawk 65 Accipiter poliocephalus
Black-mantled Goshawk 65 Accipiter melanochlamys
Collared Sparrowhawk 65 Accipiter cirrhocephalus
Meyer's Goshawk 66 Accipiter meyerianus
New Guinea Harpy-eagle 66 Harpyopsis novaeguineae
Gurney's Eagle 67 Aquila gurneyi
Little Eagle 67 Hieraaetus morphnoides

FALCONS-Falconidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown Falcon 67 Falco berigora
Australian Kestrel 68 Falco cenchroides
Oriental Hobby 68 Falco severus
Peregrine Falcon 68 Falco peregrinus

DUCKS - Anatidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Salvadori's Teal 70 Annus waigiuensis
Pacific Black Duck 71 Anas superciliosa

MEGAPODES or MOUND-BUILDERS-Megapodiidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Wattled Brush-turkey

74

Aepypodius arfakianus

QUAILS-Phasianidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown Quail

74

Coturnix australis

RAILS, MOORHENS & COOTS - Rallidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Bare-eyed Rail 76 Eulabeornis plumeiventris
Buff-banded Rail 76 Rallus philippensis
Chestnut Forest-rail 77 Rallina ruba
Forbes Forest-rail 77 Rallina forbesi
Red-necked Rail 77 Rallina tricolor
Spotless Crake 78 Porzana tenebrosa
Bush-hen 78 Amaurornis olivacea
Purple Swamphen 79 Porphyrio porphyno

PRATINCOLES-Galreolidge
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Australian pratincole

82

Stiltia isabella

PLOVERS - Charadriidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Lesser Golden Plover 83 Pluvialis dominica
Little Ringed Plover 84 Charadrius dubius

CURLEWS, SANDPIPERS, SNIPES & ALLIES-Scolopacidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Common Sandpiper 87 Tringa hypoleucos
Swinhoe's Snipe 89 Gallingo megola
Rufous Woodcock 89 Scolapax saturata
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 91 Calidris acuminata

PIGEONS & DOVES-Columbidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-throated Pigeon 101 Columba vitiensis
Brown Cuckoo-dove 101 Macropygia amboinensis
Black-billed Cuckoo-dove 101 Macropygia nigrirostris
Great Cuckoo-dove 102 Reinwardtoena reinwardtil
Bronze Ground-dove 103 Gallicolumba beccarii
White Bibbed Ground-dove 103 Gallicolumba jobiensis
Pheasant Pigeon 104 Otidiphaps nobilis
Ornate Fruit-dove 106 Ptilinopus ornatus
Superb Fruit-dove 106 Ptilinopus superbus
White-breasted Fruit-dove 107 Ptilinopus rivoli
Rufescent Imperial Pigeon 109 Ducula chalconota
Papuan Mountain Pigeon 111 Gymnophaps albertisii

PARROTS, LORIES & COCKATOOS-Psittacidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dusky Lory 113 Pseudeos fuscata
Rainbow Lorikeet 113 Trichoglossus haemotodus
Goldie's Lorikeet 113 Trichoglossus goldiei
Pygmy Lorikeet 114 Charmosyna wilhelminae
Little Red Lorikeet 115 Charmosyna pulchella
Josephine's Lorikeet 115 Charmosyna josefinae
Papuan Lorikeet 116 Charmosyna papou
Plum-faced Lorikeet 116 Oreopsittacus arfaki
Yellow-billed Lorikeet 116 Neopsittacus musschenbroekii
Orange-billed Lorikeet 117 Neopsittacus pullicauda
Red-breasted Pygmy-parrot 118 Micropsitta bruijnii
Double-eyed Fig-parrot 119 Cyclopsitta diophthalma
Brehm's Tiger-parrot 120 Psittacella brehmii
Painted Tiger-parrot 120 Psittacella picta
Modest Tiger-parrot 120 Psittacella modesta
Madarasz Tiger-parrot 120 Psittacella madaraszi
Blue-Collared parrot 121 Geoffroyus simplex
Papuan King-parrot 122 Alisterus chloropterus

CUCKOOS, KOELS & COUCALS-Cuculidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brush Cuckoo 124 Cacomantis variolosus
Fan-tailed Cuckoo 125 Cacomantis flabelliformis
Rufous-throated Bronze-cuckoo 126 Chrysococcyx uficollis
White-eared Bronze-cuckoo 126 Chrysococcyx meyeri
White-crowned Koel 127 Calliechthrus leucolophus
Common Koel 127 Eudynamis scolopacea

BARN OWLS-Tyonidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Grass Owl 130 Tyto capensis
Sooty Owl 130 Tyto tenebricosa

TYPICAL OWLS-Strigidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Papuan Boobook

132

Ninox theomacha

FROGMOUTHS-Podargidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Marbled Frogmouth 133 Podarqus ocellatus
Papuan Frogmouth 133 Podarqus papuensis

OWLET-NIGHTJARS-Aegothelidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Feline Owlet-nightjar 133 Aegotheles insignis
Mountain Owlet-nightjar 134 Aegotheles albertisi

NIGHTJARS-Caprimulgidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Mountain Nightjar 136 Eurostopodus arcgboldi
Large-tailed Nightjar 136 Caprimulqus macrurus

TREE-SWIFTS-Hemiprocnidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Moustached Tree-swift

136

Hemiprocne mystacea

SWIFTLETS-Apodidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Mountain Swiftlet 137 Collocalia vanikorensis
Glossy Swiftlet 138 Collocalia esculenta

KINGFISHERS-Alcedinidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Shovel-billed Kingfisher 140 Clytoceyx rex
Forest Kingfisher 142 Halcyon macleayii
Sacred Kingfisher 142 Halcyon sancta
Mountain Kingfisher 143 Halcyon megarhyncha

BEE-EATERS-Meropidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Rainbow Bee-eater

144

Merops ornatus

ROLLERS-Coraciidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dollarbird

144

Eurystomus orientalis

HORNBILLS-Bucerotidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blyth's Hornbill

145

Rhyticeros plicatus

PITTAS-Pittidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blue-brested Pitta

146

Pitta erythrogaster

SWALLOWS & MARTINS-Hirundinidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Barn Swallow 147 Hirundo rustica
Pacific Swallow 147 Hirundo tahitica
Red-rumped Swallow 147 Hirundo daurica
Fairy Martin 148 Hirundo ariel

WAGTAILS & PIPITS-Motacillidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Grey Wagtail 148 Motacilla cinerea
Richard's Pipit 149 Anthus novaeseelandiae
Alpine Pipit 149 Anthus qutturalis

CUCKOO-SHRIKES & TRILLERS-Campephagidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Hooded Cuckoo-shrike 149 Coracina longicauda
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike 150 Coracina novaehollandiae
Stout-billed Cuckoo-shrike 150 Coracina caeruleogrisea
Boyer's Cuckoo-shrike 151 Coracina boyeri
Grey-headed Cuckoo-shrike 151 Coracina schisticeps
Black-bellied Cuckoo-shrike 152 Coracina montana
White Winged Triller 152 Lange sueurii

SHRIKES-Laniidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Long-tailed Shrike

153

Lanius schach

THRUSHES-Turdidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Pied Chat 154 Saxicola caprata
Island Thrush 155 Turdus poliocephalus

LOGRUNNERS & BABLERS-Orthonychidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Logrunner 155 Orthonyx temminckii
Papuan Whipbird 155 Androphobus vindis
Spotted Jewel-babbler 156 Ptilorrahoa leucosticta
Lesser Melampitta 157 Melampitta luqubris
Blue-capped Ifrita 157 Ifrita kowaldi

OLD WORLD WARBLERS-Sylviidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Gray's Grasshopper-warbler 158 Locustella fasciolata
Clamorous Reed-warbler 158 Acrocephalus stentoreus
Tawny Grassbird 159 Megalurus timoriensis
Island Leaf-warbler 160 Phylloscopus trivirgatus

FAIRY-WRENS-Maluridae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-shouldered Fairy-wren 161 Malurus alboscapulatus
Orange-crowned Fairy-wren 161 Clytomyias insignis

AUSTRALIAN-WARBLERS, WRENS & GERYGONES-Acanthizidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Bicoloured Mouse-warbler 162 Crateroscelis nigrorufa
Mountain Mouse-warbler 162 Crateroscelis robusta
Large Scrub-wren 163 Sericornis nouhuysi
Buff-faced Scrub-wren 164 Sericornis perspicillatus
Papuan Scrub-wren 164 Sericornis papuensis
Grey-green Scrub-wren 164 Sericomis arfakianus
New Guinea Thornbill 165 Acanthiza murina
Grey Gerygone 165 Gerygone cinerea
Brown-breasted Gerygone 166 Gerygone ruficollis

FANTAILS-Rhipiduridae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dimorphic Fantail 169 Rhipidura brachyrhyncha
Black Fantail 169 Rhipidura atra
Friendly Fantail 170 Rhipidura albolimbata
Northern Fantail 170 Rhipidura rufiventris
Willie Wagtail 170 Rhipidura leucophrys

MONARCHS-Myiagridae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black Monarch 171 Monarcha axillaris
Black Faced Monarch 171 Monarcha melanopsis
Black Winged Monarch 172 Monarcha frater
Black-breasted Boatbill 175 Machaerichynchus igripectus

AUSTRALIAN ROBINS & FLYCATCHERS-Eopsaltriidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Torrent Flycatcher 175 Monachella mulleriana
Canary Flycatcher 177 Microeca papuana
Garnet Robin 177 Eugerygone rubra
Mountain Robin 177 Petroica bivittata
Snow Mountain Robin 177 Petroica archboldi
Ashy Robin 178 Eopsaltria albospecularis
Black-throated Robin 178 Poecilodryas albonotata
Lesser Ground-robin 179 Amalocichla incerta
Blue-grey Robin 180 Peneothello cyanus
White-winged Robin 180 Peneothello sigillatus
Green-backed Robin 181 Pachycephalopsis haltamemsis
White-eyed Robin 181 Pachycephalopsis poliosoma

WHISTLERS, SHRIKE-THRUSHES & PITOHUIS-Pachycephalidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Mottled Whistler 182 Rhagologus leucostigma
Sclater's Whistler 183 Pachycephala soror
Regent Whistler 183 Pachycephala schlegelii
Brown-backed Whistler 184 Pachycephala modesta
Black-headed Whistler 185 Pachycephala monacha
Rufous-naped Whistler 185 Pachycephala rufinucha
Little Shrike-thrush 185 Colluricincia megarhyncha
Black Pitohui 188 Pitohui nigrescens
Wattled Ploughbill 188 Eulacestoma nigripectus

AUSTRALIAN TREECREEPERS-Climacteridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Papuan Treecreeper

188

Cormobates placens

SITTELLAS-Neosittadae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Varied Sittella 189 Daphoenositta chrysopters
Black Sittella 189 Daphoenositta miranda

FLOWERPECKERS & BERRYPECKERS-Dicaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Mid-mountain Berrypecker 190 Melanocharis longicauda
Fan-tailed Berrypecker 190 Melanocharis versteri
Spotted Berrypecker 191 Rhamphochans crassirostris
Papuan Flowerpecker 191 Dicaeum pectorale
Tit Berrypecker 191 Oreocharis arfaki
Crested Berrypecker 192 Paramythia montium

WHITE-EYES-Zosteropidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Western Mountain White-eye 193 Zosterops fuscicapillus
New Guinea White-eye 194 Zosterops novaeguineae

HONEYEATERS & MELIPHAGA-Meliphagidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Olive Straightbill 194 Timeliopsis fulviqula
Red-collared Myzomela 198 Myzomela rosenbergii
Mountain Meliphaga 199 Meliph orientalis
Scrub White-eared Meliphaga 199 Meliphaga albonotata
Black-throated Honeyeater 202 Lichenostomus subfrenata
Twany-breasted Honeyeater 203 Xanthotis flaviventer
Marbled Honeyeater 204 Pycnpygius cinereus
Yellowish Streaked Honeyeater 205 Ptiloprora meekiana
Rufous-backed Honeyeater 206 Ptiloprora quisei
Grey-streaked Honeyeater 206 Ptiloprora perstriata
Sooty Melidectes 206 Melidectes fuscus
Belford's Melidectes 207 Melidectes belfordi
Yellow-browed Melidectes 207 Melidectes rufocrissalis
Ornate Melidectes 208 Melidectes torquatus
Common Smoky Honeyeater 208 Melipotes fumigatus

MANNIKINS & PARROT-FINCHES-Estrildidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blue-faced Parrot-finch 209 Erythrura trichroa
Papuan Parrot-finch 210 Erythrura papuana
Hooded Mannakin 211 Lonchura spectabilis
Mountain Firetail 212 Oreostruthus fuliginosus

MAGPIE-LARKS-Grallinidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Torrent-lark

216

Grallina bruijni

WOOD-SWALLOWS-Artamidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Great Wood-swallow

217

Artamus maximus

BUTCHERBIRDS & PELTOPS-Gracticidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black Butcherbird 218 Cracticus quoyi
Mountain Peltops 219 Peltops montanus

BOWERBIRDS-Ptilonorhynchidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Archbold's Bowerbird 220 Archboldia papuensis
Macgregor's Bowerbird 221 Amblyornis macgregoriae

BIRDS OF PARADISE-Paradisaeidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Crested Bird of Paradise 223 Cnemophilus macgregorii
Loria's Bird of Paradise 224 Cnemophilus loriae
Short-tailed Paradigalla 226 Paradidalla brevicauda
Buff-tailed Sicklebill 227 Epimachus albertisi
Black Sicklebill 227 Epimachus fastuosus
Brown Sicklebill 227 Epimachus meyeri
Ribbon-tailed Astrapia 228 Astrapia mayeri
Stephanie's Astrapia 228 Astrapia stephaniae
Superb Bird of Paradise 229 Lophorina superba
Lawes' Parotia 230 Parotia lawesi
King of Saxony Bird of Paradise 230 Pteridophora albertisii
Raggiana Bird of Paradise 231 Paradisaea raggiana
Blue Bird of Paradise 233 Paradisaea rudolphi

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