Rondon Ridge Bird List

Bird List Rondon Ridge & Vicinity

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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 2004 by Joseph Tano, Trans Niugini Tours' senior field guide and is being continually updated by Joseph Tano.

CASSOWARIES - Cassuariidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dwarf Cassowary

45

Caruarius bennetti

HAWKS, KITES & EAGLES-Accipitridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Crested Hawk 61 Aviceda subcristata
Long-tailed Buzzard 61 Henicopernis longicauda
Brahminy Kite 63 Haliastur indus
Black-winged Kite 62 Elanus caeruleus
Spotted Marsh-harrier 63 Circus spilonotus
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
Peregrine Falcon 68 Falco peregrinus

DUCKS - Anatidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Salvadori's Teal 70 Annus waigiuensis

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 plumbeiventris
Buff-banded Rail 76 Rallus philippensis
Forbes Forest-rail 77 Rallina forbesi
Baillon's Crake 78 Porzana pusilla
Bush-hen 78 Amaurornis olivaceus
Lewin's Rail 77 Rallus pectoralis

PLOVERS - Charadriidae

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

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 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 haematodus
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
Rufour-throated Bronze-cuckoo 126 Chrysococcyx ruficollis
White-eared Bronze-cuckoo 126 Chrysococcyx meyerii
White-crowned Koel 127 Caliechthrus leucolophus
Common Koel 127 Eudynamys scolopacea
Greater Back Coucal 128 Centropus menbreki

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 archboldi
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
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

WAGTAILS & PIPITS-Motacillidae

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

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
Grey-headed Cuckoo-shrike 151 Coracina schisticeps
Black-bellied Cuckoo-shrike 152 Coracina montana
Varied Triller 153 Lalage leucomela

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
Spotted Jewel-babbler 156 Ptilorahoa leucosticta
Lesser Melampitta 157 Melampitta luqubris
Blue-capped Ifrita 157 Ifrita kowaldi

OLD WORLD WARBLERS-Sylviidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Tawny Grassbird 159 Megalurus timorensis
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 Machaerirhynchus nigripectus

AUSTRALIAN ROBINS & FLYCATCHERS-Eopsaltriidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Torrent Flycatcher 175 Monachella muelleriana
Canary Flycatcher 177 Microeca papuana
Garnet Robin 177 Eugerygone rubra
Ashy Robin 178 Poccilodryas albispecularis
Black-throated Robin 178 Poecilodryas albonotata
Lesser Ground-robin 179 Amalocichla incerta
Blue-grey Robin 180 Peneothello cyanus
White-winged Robin 180 Peneothello sigillatus

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 nigropectus

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 chrysoptera
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
Streaked Berrypecker 190 Melanocharis striatiuentris
Spotted Berrypecker 191 Rhamphocharis 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-red-headed Myzomela 198 Myzomela adolphinae
Slaty-chinned Longbill 195 Toxorhamphus poliopterus
Mountain Meliphaga 199 Meliph orientalis
Scrub White-eared Meliphaga 199 Meliphaga albonotata
Black-throated Honeyeater 202 Lichenostomus subfrenatus
Twany-breasted Honeyeater 203 Xanthotis flaviventer
Marbled Honeyeater 204 Pycnopygius cinereus
Yellowish Streaked Honeyeater 205 Ptiloprora meekiana
Rufous-backed Honeyeater 206 Ptiloprora quisei
Grey-streaked Honeyeater 206 Ptiloprora perstriata
Belford's Melidectes 207 Melidectes belfordi
Yellow-browed Melidectes 207 Melidectes rufocrissalis
Ornate Melidectes 208 Melidectes torquatus
Common Smoky Honeyeater 208 Melipotes fumigatus
Long-billed Honeyeater 195 Melilestes megarhynchus

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

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
Macgregor's Bowerbird 221 Amblyornis macgregoriae
Yellow-breasted Bowerbird 222 Chlamydera lauterbachi

BIRDS OF PARADISE-Paradisaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
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
Stephanie's Astrapia 228 Astrapia stephaniae
Superb Bird of Paradise 229 Lophorina superba
King of Saxony Bird of Paradise 230 Pteridophora alberti
Raggiana Bird of Paradise 231 Paradisaea raggiana
Blue Bird of Paradise 233 Paradisaea rudolphi

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