Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Wildlife Watching Tour in Wondiboy Peninsula

Wondiboy peninsula is located in West Papua province of the Republic of Indonesia. It is a great destination for visitors who are interested in rainforest and coral reef environments. Visitors can see various kinds of marine creatures when they enjoy snorkeling over its coral reef. The giant clam (Tridacna gigas),  Spinecheek Anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus), are some of the many marine animals that visitors can see.
Wondiboy Peninsula
Wondiboy Peninsula in Wondama Bay Regency

flight route to Wasior town in Wonda regency
Flight route to Wasior town in Wondama Regency
In lowland forest, beautiful birds such as Lowland Peltop (Peltop blainvilii), Red Myzomela (Myzomela cruentata) and Yellow-billed Kingfisher (Syma torotoro) can be seen there when we do morning walks along the road. Important birding sites include District Naikere in the south of Rasiei town. 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Art Drawing of Fruit Dove

There are a lot of species of doves in tropical rainforest of West Papua. I always see some of them when I guide tourists on birding tours in Sorong, Raja Ampat, Tambrauw and Manokwari. 

They eat fruits and spread their seeds to all corners of the forest. Birds are seed dispersers, they are the ones who work tirelessly in planting trees and safeguard the rainforest. 

I made a drawing of Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus) using Derwent Water Colour Pencils. Using a drawing software, I erased its white background and upload it on to my tropical art shop in Redbubble. The artwork can now be ordered as prints on t-shirt, iPhone skin, hat, mug, and etc. 

Beautiful Fruit Dove art prints
Some products with prints of Beautiful Fruit Dove

Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus) lives in lowland and lower montane forest of New Guinea and its satellite islands. They eat berries and can easily be watched all year round. However, the best time to watch the bird is during fruiting season. 

Wompoo Fruit Dove
Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)

I have also created a lot of other drawings including butterflies, flowers, baby turtle, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise, and etc. They can be seen at my online Tropical Art Shop in Redbubble.

Please, see my other artworks as well:

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