Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni

Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni Vulnerable Malaysia, Brunei, Borneo The world’s gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from central Africa and the glidingContinue reading “Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni”

Northern Glider Petaurus abidi

Northern Glider Petaurus abidi Critically Endangered Papua New Guinea The Northern Glider is known only from Mount Somoro, and adjacent areas, in the Torricelli Mountains of north-western Papua New Guinea. This species has been found in primary, mid-montane tropical moist forests. It is also known from rural gardens close to forest (Flannery 1995). The NorthernContinue reading “Northern Glider Petaurus abidi”

Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum

Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea; West Papua The Seri’s Tree Kangaroo is a large tree kangaroo that needs primary upper montane tropical forests. This species is threatened by heavy hunting pressure, this includes hunting with dogs (trophy jaws were still very much in evidence in 2000; T. Flannery pers. comm.Continue reading “Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum”

Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus

Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Doria’s Tree Kangaroo is restricted to mossy mid to upper primary montane tropical forest. This species is threatened by heavy hunting for food with dogs by local people. Increased hunting pressure is probably due to improved road access associated with the Papua New GuineaContinue reading “Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus”

New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus

New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The New Britain Sparrowhawk is a very poorly-known forest species. Although there are some lowland records (Coates 1985, K. D. Bishop in litt. 1987, I. Burrows in litt. 1994, J. Diamond in litt.1999), most records are from montane forest to 1,800 m (Buchanan et al.Continue reading “New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus”

Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix

Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Lowlands Tree Kangaroo is found in lowland tropical forests where they are associated with karst habitats. Little more is known about the natural history of this species. The Lowlands Tree Kangaroo is hunted for food locally, but this may not have been a significantContinue reading “Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix”

Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni

Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Eastern Long-beaked Echidna have a large altitudinal range and correspondingly broad ecological scope. Across their entire range they have been recorded from near sea level to 4150 metres a.s.l., although regionally their altitudinal range may be more restricted. This echnidna species lives in lowlandContinue reading “Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni”

Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisornis rudolphi

Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisornis rudolphi Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Blue Bird-of-paradise occurs in lower montane forest, mainly at 1,400-1,800 m, but occasionally from 1,100 to 2,000 m , especially female-plumaged birds. Although displaying males usually use patches of primary forest, they have also been reported singing in the highly populous Tari valley, in areasContinue reading “Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisornis rudolphi”

Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora

Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Goldie’s Bird-of-Paradise lives in forest between 300 m and at least 750 m, occasionally down to near the coast (Beehler and Pratt 2016). They appear to inhabit secondary regrowth and forest edge, suggesting some tolerance of logging (Coates 1990, Frith and Beehler 1998). These birdsContinue reading “Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora”

Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator

Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Imitator Goshawk has been collected and sighted in lowland forest or forest edge to at least 400 m and, possibly, 1,000 m (Webb 1992, 1995, Debus 1995, Dutson 2011). One was seen feeding on a Chestnut-bellied Monarch Monarcha castaneiventris (Webb 1997). Their ecology is poorlyContinue reading “Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator”

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea This species of tree kangaroo has been recorded from lowland and mid-montane tropical forests. They are found in both primary and degraded forests. The Grizzled Tree Kangaroo is threatened by heavy hunting for food by local people, and by habitat loss and degradation through conversionContinue reading “Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus”

Blue-eyed Cockatoo Cacatua ophthalmica

Blue-eyed Cockatoo Cacatua ophthalmica Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Blue-eyed Cockatoo inhabits tropical lowland rainforest up to an altitude of 1000 m. Although it occurs in disturbed forest including degraded forest and gardens, they presumably rely on intact forest with large trees for nesting (Dutson 2011). Rapid conversion of lowland forest to oil plantationsContinue reading “Blue-eyed Cockatoo Cacatua ophthalmica”

Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis

Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Fearful Owl is a large owl and an apex predator in Papua New Guinea along with the Sanford’s Fish-eagle Haliaeetus sanfordi. They feed mostly on northern common cuscus Phalanger orientalis (Diamond 1975a, Webb 1992). Cuscus were introduced to these islands in prehistoric times; presumablyContinue reading “Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis”

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Great Knot breeds on gravelly areas covered with lichen and patches of herbs, heather (del Hoyo et al. 1996), Empetrum spp., Dryas spp. and Vaccinium spp.(Johnsgard 1981), or alternatively on areas with a continuous layer of lichen and scattered stunted larch Larix spp. orContinue reading “Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris”

Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillei

Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillei Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher is a rare and vividly coloured bird likely to be restricted to living in the interior of montane old-growth forest, with a recent record from 800 m (Dutson 2011), although calls thought to belong to the species have been reportedContinue reading “Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillei”

Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus

Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus, also known as the spectacled fruit bat, is a megabat that lives in Australia’s north-eastern regions of Queensland. They are also found in Papua New Guinea and on the offshore islands including Woodlark Island, Alcester Island, Kiriwina, andContinue reading “Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus”

Ifola Dendrolagus notatus

Ifola Dendrolagus notatus Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea The Ifola is a species of Tree Kangaroo that lives in a restricted area of mossy mid- to upper primary montane tropical forest. After giving birth, they are suspected to have an 18 month dependency period before the female is ready to breed again. Listed as EndangeredContinue reading “Ifola Dendrolagus notatus”

Woodlark Cuscus Phalanger lullulae

The Woodlark Cuscus’ are endangered in #PapuaNewGuinea and live on remote Woodlark island, slated for destruction by a huge #palmoil plantation. Protect these beautiful rare creatures and their home Join the #Boycott4Wildlife in the supermarket

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Asia, SE Asia, Northern Australia The Far Eastern Curlew breeds on open mossy or transitional bogs, moss-lichen bogs and wet meadows, and on the swampy shores of small lakes and winters in Papua New Guinea; in the non-breeding season, this bird is essentially coastal, occurringContinue reading “Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis”

Louisiade Woolly Bat Kerivoula agnella

Louisiade Woolly Bat Kerivoula agnella Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea The Louisiade Woolly Bat is found in tropical lowland forest and hill forest, and is presumed to be a foliage gleaning insectivore (Bonaccorso 1998). All species of Kerivoula show a strong preference for intact closed forest habitats and a low tolerance for habitat degradation andContinue reading “Louisiade Woolly Bat Kerivoula agnella”