Malolo Plantation Lodge Bird List

Bird List of Malolo Plantation Lodge

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Listed below in are the common and scientific names used in the Birds of New Guinea by B.M.Beehler, T.K.Pratt & D.A.Zimmerman.

The list has been compiled by a number of people visiting MALOLO PLANTATION LODGE and the area and particularly by Joseph Tano the senior field guide from AMBUA LODGE.

There have to date been a total of 176 different species sited around the MALOLO, the North Coast road and the adjacent waters. The list has been edited by various people including by Joseph Tano of AMBUA LODGE.

PETRELS, SHEARWATERS & ALLIES - Procellariidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Tahiti Petrel 46 Pterodroma rostrata
Straeked Shearwater 48 Calonectris leucomelus
Wedge-tailed Shearwater 48 Puffinus facificus
Flesh-footed Shearwater 48 Puffinus carneipes
Heinroth's Shearwater or
Audubon's Shearwater
49 Puffinus heinrothi or
Puffinus lherminieri

GREBES or DABCHICKS - Podicipedidiae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Australasian Grebe 51 Tachyboptus novaehollandiae
Little Grebe 51 Tachyboptus nificollis

FRIGATEBIRD - Fregatidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Lesser Frigatebird 53 Fregata Ariel

COMORANTS - Phalacrocoracidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Little Black Comorant 53 Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Pied Cormorant 53 Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

BOOBIES - Sulidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown Booby 55 Sula leucogaster

HERONS, EGRETS & BITTENS - Ardeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Great Egret 56 Egretta alba
Intermediate Egret 57 Egretta intermedia
Little Egret 57 Egretta garzetta
Easten Reef Egret 58 Egretta sacra

HAWKS, KITES, & EAGLES-Accipitridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Crested Hawk 61 Aviceda subcristata
Long-tailed Buzzard 61 Henicopernis longicauda
Black Kite 62 Milvus Migrans
Whistling Kite 62 Haliastur sphenurus
Brahminy Kite 63 Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea Eagle 63 Haliaeetus leucogaster
Grey Goshawk 65 Accipiter novaehollandiae
Grey-headed Goshawk 65 Accipiter poliocephalus
Collard Sparrow 65 Accipiter cirrhocephalus
Gurney's Eagle 67 Aquia gurneyi

DUCKS & GEESE - Anatidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Spotted Whistling Duck 69 Dendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling Duck 69 Dendrocygna arcuata
White-headed Shelduck 70 Tadorna radijah
Green Pigmy Goose 70 Nettapus pulehellus
Pacific Black Duck 71 Anas superciliosa

MEGAPODES or MOUND-BUILDERS-Megapodiidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Common Scrubfowl 72 Megapodius freycinet
Brown-collared Brush-turkey 73 Talegalla jobiensis

RAILS, MOORHENS & COOTS - Rallidae

Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Buff-banded Rail 76 Rallus phippensis
White-browed Crake 78 Porzana cinerea
Bush Hen 78 Amaurornis olivaceus
Purple Swamphen 79

JACANAS or LILY TROTTERS - Jacanidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Comb-crested Jacana

80

Irediparra gallinacea

PLOVERS & DOTTERELS - Charadriidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Masked Lapwing 83 Vanellus miles
Lesser Golden Plover 83 Pluvialis dominica
Little Ringed Plover 84 Charadrius dubius
Mongolian Plover 84 Charadrius mongolus
Large Sand Plover 84 Charadrius leschenaultii

CURLEWS, SANDPIPERS, SNIPES & ALLIES-Scolopacidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Eastern Curlew 85 Numenius madagascariensis
Whimbrel 85 Numenius phaeopus
Little Curlew 86 Numenius minutus
Grey-tailed Tattler 86 Tringa brcuipes

SANDPIPER-Scolopacidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Common Sandpiper 87 Tringa hypoleucos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 91 Calidris acuminata

GULLS & TERNS - Laridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Common Tern 97 Sterna hirundo
Sooty Tern 98 Sterna fuscata
Bridled Tern 98 Sterna anaethetus
Little Tern 98 Sterna albifrons
Crested Tern 99 Sterna bergii

PIGEONS & DOVES-Columbidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown Cuckoo-Dove 101 Macropygia amboinensis
Black-Billed Cuckoo-Dove 101 Macropygia nigrirostris
Great Cuckoo-dove 102 Reinwardtoena reinwardtii
Emerald Ground-Dove 102 Chalocophaps indica
Stephan's Ground-Dove 102 Chalocophaps stephani
Cinnamon Ground-Dove 103 Gallicolumba rufigula
Wampoo Fruit-dove 105 Ptilinopus Magnificus
Pink Spotted Fruit-Dove 105 Ptilinopus perlatus
Ornate Fruit-Dove 106 Ptilinopus ornatus
Superb Fruit-Dove 106 Ptilinopus superbus
Coroneted Fruit-Dove 107 Ptilinopus coronulatus
Beautiful Fruit-Dove 107 Ptilinopus pulchellus
Orange-bellied Fruit-dove 108 Ptilinopus iozonus
Claret-Breasted Fruit-Dove 108 Ptilinopus viridis
Dwarf Fruit-Dove 108 Ptilinopus nanus
Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon 109 Ducula rufigaster
Pinon Imperial Pigeon 110 Ducula pinon
Zoe Imperial Pigeon 110 Ducula zoeae
Pied Imperial Pigeon 110 Ducula bicolor
Papua Mountain Pigeon 111 Gymnophops albertisii

PARROTS, LORIKEETS & COCKATOOS-Psittacidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dusky Lory 113 Pseudoes fuscata
Rainbow Lorikeet 113 Trichoglossus heamatodus
Western Black-capped Lory 114 Lorius Lory
Palm Cockatoo 117 Probosciger aterrimus
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo 117 Cacatua Galerita
Buff-Faced Pigmy Parrot 118 Micropsitta pusio
Doubled-eyed Fig Parrot 119 Cyclopsitta diophthalma
Edward's Parrot 119 Psittaculirostris edwardsii
Red-cheeked Parrot 121 Geoffroyus geoffroyi
Eclectus Parrot 121 Eclectus roratus
Papuan Hanging Parrot 123 Loriculus aurantiifrons

CUCKOOS, KOELS and COUCALS-Cuculidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Malay Bronze-Cuckoo 126 Chrysococcyx minutillus
Common Koel 127 Eudynamys scolopacea
Channel-billed Cuckoo 128 Scythrops novaehollandiae
Lesser Black Coucal 129 Centropus bernsteini

TREE_SWIFTS-Hemiprocndae

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

136

Hemiprocne mystacea

SWIFTLETS-Apodidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Uniformed Swiftlet 137 Collocalia Vanikorensis
Three-Toed Swiftlet 137 Collocalia papuensis
Glossy Swiftlet 138 Collocalia esculenta

KINGFISHERS & KOOKABURRAS-Alcedinidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Common Paradise Kingfisher 139 Tanysiptera galatea
Hook-billed Kingfisher 140 Melidora Macrorrhina
Rufous-belled Kookaburra 141 Dacelo Gaudichaud
Forest Kingfisher 142 Halcyon macleayii
Sacred Kingfisher 142 Halcyon sancta
Beach Kingfisher 142 Halcyon sourophaga
Yellow-billed Kingfisher 142 Halcyon torotoro
Dwarf Kingfisher 143 Ceyx lepidus
Azure Kingfisher 143 Alecedo asurea
Common Kingfisher 144 Alecedo althis

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

145

Eurystomus orientalis

HORNBILL-Bucerotidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blyth's Hornbil

145

Rhyticeros plicatus

SWALLOWS-Hirundinidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Pacific Swallow

147

Hirundo tahitica

CUCKOO-SHRIKES & TRILLERS-Campephagidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-Bellied Cuckoo-shrike 150 Coricina papuensis
Stout Billed Cuckoo-shrike 150 Coricina caeruleogrisea
Boyer's Cuckoo-shrike 151 Coricina boyeri
Cicadabird 151 Coricina tenu
Black-Browed Triller 153 Lalage atrovirens

LOGRUNNERS & ALLIES-Orthonychidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blue Jewel-babler

156

Ptilorrhoa caerulescens

OLD WORLD WARBLERS-Sylviidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Golden-headed Cisticola

159

Cisticola exilis

FANTAILS-Rhipiduridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Sooty Thicket-Fantail 167 Phipidura threnothorax
White-bellied Thicket-Fantail 168 Phipidura leucothorax
Rufus-backed Fantail 168 Rhipidura rufidora
Northern Fantail 170 Phipidura rufiventris
Willie Wagtail 170 Rhipidura leucophrys

MONARCHS-Myiagridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Island Monarch 171 Monarcha cinerascens
Spot-winged Monarch 172 Monarcha guttula
Hooded Monarch 172 Monarcha manadensis
Golden Monarch 173 Monarcha chrysomela
Frilled Monarch 173 Arses telescophthalmus
Shining Flycather 174 Myiagra alecto
Yellow-brested Boatbill 175 Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

AUSTRALIAN ROBINS/FLYCATCHERS-Eopsaltriidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Olive Flycatcher

176

Microeca flavovirescens

WHISTLERS, SHRIKE-THRUSHES & PITOHUIS-Pachycephalidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Mangrove Golden Whistler 182 Pachycephala melanura
Grey Whistler 184 Pachycephala simplex
Little Shrike-thrush 185 Colluricincla megarhyncha
Variable Pitohui 186 Pitohui kirhocephalus
Hooded Pitohui 186 Pitohui Dichrous

FLOWERPECKERS & BERRYPECKERS-Dicaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black Berrypecker 190 Melanocharis nigra
Papuan Flowerpecker 191 Dicaeum pectorale

SUNBIRDS-Nectariniidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black Sunbird 192 Nectarinia apasia
Yellow-bellied Sunbird 192 Nectarinia Jugularis

HONEYEATERS, MELIPHAGA & FRIARBIRDS-Meliphagidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Tawny Straightbill 195 Timeliopsis griseigula
Long-billed Honeyeater 195 Melilestes megarhynchus
Yellow-bellied Longbill 195 Toxorhamphus novaeguineae
Dwarf Honeyeater 196 Oedistoma iliolophus
Green-backed Honeyeater 196 Glycichaera fallax
Puff-Backed Meliphaga 201 Meliphaga aruensis
Mimic Meliphaga 201 Meliphagaanaloga
Varied Honeyeater 201 Lichenostomus versicolor
Tawny-breasted Honeyeater 203 Xantholis flaviventer
Streak-Headed Honeyeater 204 Pycnphygius stictocephalus
Meyer's Friarbird 204 Philemon meyeri
Helmeted Friarbird 205 Philemon buceroides

MANNIKINS-Estrildidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Streak-headed Mannikin 210 Lonchura tristissima
Grand Mannikin 211 Lonchuva grandis
Hooded Mannikin 211 Lonchura spectagilis
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin 211 Lonchuro castaneothorax

STARLINGS & MYNAS-Sturnidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Metallic Starling 213 Alponis metallica
Golden Myna 214 Mino anais
Yellow-faced Myna 214 Mino dumontii

ORIOLES-Oriolidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown Oriole

214

Oriolus szalayi

DRONGOS-Dicruridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Spangled Drongo

216

Dicrurus hottentottus

PELTOPS & BUTCHERBIRDS-Gracticidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Hooded Butcherbird 218 Gracticus cassicus
Lowland Peltops 219 Peltops blainvillii

MANUCODES-Paradisaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Gloss-mantled Manucode

224

Manucodia atra

BIRDS OF PARADISE-Paradisaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
King Bird of Paradise 231 Cicinnurus regius
Magnificent Bird of Paradise 231 Cicinnurus magnificus
Raggiana Bird of Paradise 231 Paradisea raggiana
Lesser Bird of Paradise 232 Paradisea minor

CROWS-Covidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Grey Crow 234 Corvus tristis
Torresian Crow 234 Corvus orru

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