This is the view of Arfak mountains taken from Rendani airport of Manokwari city. The mountains have been an important destination for visitors who like to see rainforest with its unique tropical plants and animals.
|Rendani airport with the view of Arfak mountains|
|There are hundreds of species of tropical birds, insects, mammals, reptiles that live in the forest of Arfak. The mountain range itself is home to a lot villages of the indigenous people. They gather food from forest but also work as traditional farmers.|
|Lesser Birds of Paradise in Susnguakti forest|
|There is a forest in lower montane region of Arfak. Its name is Susnguakti. It is the habitat of some species of paradise birds including Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea minor), Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus), and King Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus). There are also a lot of other birds such as Brown Cuckoo Dove, Superb Fruit Dove, Pink-spotted Fruit Dove, Red-bellied Pitta, Hooded Pitta, Frilled Monarch, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, Hooded Butcherbird, and a lot more.|
The rainforest is also the natural habitat of various kinds of insects, reptiles and mammals. I have guided tourists to the forest since 2010. During the day, when we walk, we see birds, butterflies, cassowary, and snakes. At night, we can see nocturnal animals such as cuscus possum, bandicoot and forest dragon lizard.
|Rainforest tour in Manokwari regency of Indonesia|