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  1. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen a thread created for this very interesting looking collection yet.

    On Friday 16th December, a new walk-through aviary was opened that is home to Pesquet's parrots and contains information about both protecting wild parrots and also about properly caring for bilus (PNG traditional dress) to reduce any need to hunt for or buy new feathers.

    Information is here on their Facebook page:
    It's finally open! Our new Pesquet's... - Port Moresby Nature Park | Facebook
     
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    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    A great place yes.

    Wonder what happened to the Mount Hagen facility?
     
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    The Port Moresby Nature Park will, on Saturday 27th October 2018, open a new precinct for birds-of-paradise named 'Plumes of Paradise'. It will house eight species of bird-of-paradise; among the species included will be Lawe's parotia and magnificent riflebird.

    Information comes for the Port Moresby Nature Park's Facebook page.
     
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  4. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Just for interest's sake, this was their stock about a year ago (I haven't got a more current one):


    MAMMALS:
    Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni

    Spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus maculatus
    Long-fingered Triok Dactylopsila palpator

    Doria's Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus
    Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi
    Matschie's Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei
    Grey Dorcopsis Dorcopsis luctuosa
    Macleay's Dorcopsis Dorcopsis macleayi
    Agile Wallaby Macropus agilis


    BIRDS:
    Dwarf Cassowary Casuarius bennetti
    Northern Cassowary Casuarius unappendiculatus
    Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius

    White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
    Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus

    Blue-eyed Cockatoo Cacatua ophthalmica
    Pesquet's Parrot Psittrichas fulgidus
    Eclectus Eclectus roratus
    Red-cheeked Parrot Geoffroyus geoffroyi
    Papuan King Parrot Alisterus chloropterus chloropterus
    Purple-bellied Lory Lorius hypoinochrous devitattus
    Black-capped Lory Lorius lory
    Dusky Lory Pseudeos fuscata
    Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
    Goldie's Lorikeet Psitteuteles goldiei
    Papuan Lorikeet Charmosyna papou stellae
    Red-flanked Lorikeet Charmosyna placentis
    Fairy Lorikeet Charmosyna pulchella

    Scheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon Goura scheepmakeri
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon Goura victoria
    Orange-bellied Fruit Dove Ptilinopus iozonus
    Wompoo Fruit Dove Ptilinopus magnificus
    Pink-spotted Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perlatus
    White-bibbed Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rivoli bellus
    Superb Fruit Dove Ptilinopus superbus

    Barn Owl Tyto alba (Tyto javanica)
    Papuan Hawk-Owl Uroglaux dimorpha

    Blyth's Hornbill Aceros plicatus

    Yellow-faced Mynah Mino dumontii

    Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris

    Crinkle-collared Manucode Manucodia chalybata
    Trumpet Manucode Manucodia keraudrenii
    Lesser Bird of Paradise Paradisaea minor
    Stephanie's Astrapia Astrapia stehaniae
    Magnificent Bird of Paradise Cicinnurus magnificus
    Lawes' Six-wired Parotia Parotia lawesii
    Magnificent Riflebird Ptiloris magnificus


    REPTILES:
    Green Tree Monitor Varanus prasinus
    Crocodile Monitor Varanus salvadorii
    D'Albertis' Python Leiopython dalbertisii
    Papuan Python Apodora papuana
    Green Tree Python Morelia viridis
     
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    Looks fantastic. No Salvadori's Ducks though?
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Not that they had recorded. Do they have them now?
     
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    The full list of birds of paradise to be included in the 'Plumes of Paradise' exhibit has been announced on the Nature Park's Facebook page. The eight species present there are the seven species listed above with the addition of the Raggiana bird of paradise Paradisaea raggiana.
     
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    Slightly bizarre - just discovered they've used a photo of mine (crowned pigeon - taken at Bali Bird Park) on their website without permission!
     
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