Stunning video footage from Papua

2007 December 26
by David J. Ringer

GREENE CO., MO — I just wrote about the second Foja Mountains expedition — but then I found a segment from 60 Minutes that aired last week: A Visit To The “Garden Of Eden”. Wow, wow, wow! Please don’t miss this footage. It’s the first time courtship displays of the Black Sicklebill (Epimachus fastuosus) and Foja Mountains endemic Golden-fronted Bowerbird (Amblyornis flavifrons) have been filmed, and they are mind-blowing!

There’s footage of the Wattled Smoky Honeyeater (Melioptes carolae), whose call remains unknown, and other birds including Berlepsch’s Six-wired Bird-of-paradise (Parotia berlepschi).

The sights and sounds (small planes, dancing villagers, screeching lorikeets, mossy forests, etc.) made me “homesick” for Papua New Guinea, and the footage of birds and other creatures is absolutely spectacular. Wow. Go see for yourself!

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