|Papuan Frogmouth Podargus papuaensis|
We discussed the ways of telling the species apart and decided it would be good to see the eye colour. When quite a few minutes of observation and photo-taking at close quarters produced narry a blink or open eye, Ethan fetched a stick and scratched the bottom of the tree, pretending to be a goanna. Immediately she opened her eyes and looked down to see what was up.
This meant I was able to photograph the eyes and although the images are all out of focus, you can see the orange-red colour. Indeed, a Papuan Frogmouth.
Here are images of some of the other birds we saw that day.
|Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus|
|White-Throated Honeyeater Melithreptus albogularis|
|Bar-shouldered Dove Geopelia humeralis|
|Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii|
|Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata|