Digital art drawing and vector illustration that I create from the observation of life in nature.
There are a lot of species of Kingfishers in tropical rainforest of West Papua. I personally have seen many of them in lowland, lower montane forest and in the islands of Raja Ampat, Klasow valley of Sorong, Arfak mountains, Tambrauw mountains and Wondama regency. In lower montane forest of Arfak range, while I was waiting for the Lesser Birds of Paradise to show up in the branches of trees above myself, suddenly I saw a Common Paradise Kingfisher (Tanysipteragalatea) landed on a branch of a tree just a few meters away from me. He sat there for less than one minute and then flew away again. Fortunately, I was able to make some pictures of the bird. It was the second time I saw the bird in relatively the same place.
Kingfishers of Klasow Valley
Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher
I also saw several species of Kingfishers in lowland forest of Sorong regency. Some of them include Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, Forest Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra and Yellow-billed Kingfisher. Some like to live along the sides of the river whereas others like forest edges near the village. For the Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, I saw the bird several times in Klasow valley. I does not live near a river. The bird liked to sit alone one the branch of a tree with the above green leaves as heat cover. Actually, I did not see the bird. I was walking towards a tree where Lesser Birds of Paradise were dancing. A local guide stopped me and pointed his finger to the kingfisher. The bird was not far. I immediately aimed my Fujifilm HS 50EXR camera at the bird ant shot him. A few seconds later, the bird flew away. I was lucky, it was a good shot.
For the picture of these Yellow-billed Kingfisher (Symatorotoro), I took it when I guided a Chinese lady in Klasow valley. We were trying to see King Bird of Paradise but he did not show up. Next, we moved on to the tree where Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise like to perch and dance. He did not come either. But ee heard the sounds of Yellow-billed Kingfisher at the forest edge that bordered with the clearing area of the village. We approached the birds. They were not afraid of us. Perhaps, the birds were so much attracted to each other. It was a mating season for the kingfishers, I think.
In Raja Ampat, I had the chance to see Hook-billed Kingfisher while walking in the forest in southern region of Waigeo. I also saw BeachKingfisher on several occasions. Recently, I visited Waisai town of Raja Ampat for two days. While I was doing a short birding walk at a cape near the harbor of the town, I saw a Beach Kingfisher calling from a branch of a tree near the sea. He was quite big compared to other kingfishers.
I will go to Sorong regency tomorrow again. I hope that I will be able to see and make photographs of the ones that I have not seen before.
Gunung Sakofsiah dan Lembah Ases adalah habitat alami bagi berbagai spesies hewan dan tumbuhan Papua yang menarik untuk dilihat oleh wisatawan. Kedua tempat ini terletak di pedalaman Tambrauw sekitar 30 menit naik kendaraan 4WD dari Fef, ibukota Kabupaten Tambrauw. Wisatawan Prancis di Distrik Ases, Kabupaten Tambrauw Selama beberapa tahun belakangan ini wisatawan internasional mulai tertarik untuk berkunjung ke sana. Mereka menghabiskan waktu kira-kira 4 hari hingga 1 minggu di sana untuk menjelajah hutan, sungai dan daerah perbukitan yang ada di sana. Wisatawan Ceko dan warga setempat di Gunung Sakofsiah, Kabupaten Tambrauw Air di Sungai Ases jernih sekali. Ada banyak ikan yang bisa dijumpai di sana. Saat berjalan menyusuri tepian sungai, wisatawan bisa melihat berbagai spesies burung seperti kakaktua putih, kakaktua raja, taun-taun, nuri kepala hitam, raja udang paruh kuning, rufous-bellied kookaburra, kumkum, jagal papua, mino muka kuning, mina emas, pitta perut merah
Ashley - an American tourist - was watching birds, accompanied by local guide Amo, in Tambrauw mountains Road in Tambrauw Mountains I have just completed a-3 day hiking and birding tour in Aibogiar village of Tambrauw mountains. Other spelling for the village is Ayapokiar. I went there with Ashley, an American travel writer who wanted to see the rainforest, and wildlife of West Papua. When we went birding in the region, we saw several species of birds including Mountain Swiftlet, New Guinea Vulturine Parrot, Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Pink-spotted Fruit Dove, Magnificent Birds of Paradise, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, a green pigeon which I could not identify (because it does not exist in field guidebook Birds of New Guinea), Helmetted Friarbird, Blyth's hornbill, Palm Cockatoo, Papuan Cicadabird, Variable Goshawk, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Mountain Peltop, Mountain Swiftlet. Because I am a birder, I could hear and identify the sounds of birds that I heard during the trip. Some of th
Wisatawan Spanyol saat nonton Burung Surga Raja di hutan Susnguakti Cendrawasih Kuning Kecil ( Paradisaea minor ) Burung Cendrawasih atau yang disebut pula Burung Surga merupakan daya tarik wisata yang populer di Papua Barat. Burung ini memiliki bulu yang indah serta perilaku hidup yang unik. Banyak wisatawan dari berbagai penjuru dunia datang ke Manokwari - ibu kota Provinsi Papua Barat untuk mengamati burung Cendrawasih yang mulai mengalami kepunahan. Burung-burung lain seperti Taun-taun (rangkong), kakaktua putih, kakaktua raja, elang serta nuri, juga hidup di hutan hujan tropis yang ada di pesisir sebelah timur Pegunungan Arfak. Salah satu lokasi yang menjadi tempat menonton burung surga tersebut adalah di Hutan Susnguakti yang letaknya kira-kira satu jam perjalanan dengan kendaraan bermotor dari kota Manokwari. Cendrawasih Kuning Kecil - jantan Cendrawasih Raja Burung Cendrawasih jantan biasanya mulai aktif berdansa untuk merayu burung betina di pagi hari kira-kira jam 6. Ket