This was regularly loaded with fruit and provided a constant procession of birds that could be photographed easily from the balcony. The range of species wasn't great when compared to feeding stations in South America for instance, but the ease of viewing compared with much of PNG meant that a lot of time was spent sitting on the balcony.
|Brown Sicklebill (male)|
|Brown Sicklebill (female)|
|Brehm's Tiger Parrot|
But when they get excited they look like this:
You could actually see the facial skin colour change as they got themselves wound up around the food.
Other birds seen around the garden included:
|Papuan Lorikeet - great expression|
|Island Thrush - apparently. Be serious, it's a Blackbird|
|King of Saxony Bird of Paradise|
The only mammal we saw in the Kumul area was another Speckled Dasyure. It used to be a good area for mammals but a couple of years ago the two local villages decided to start killing each other. The police didn't intervene because they don't have to when something is classed as a tribal dispute! The losing villagers fled the area but left their dogs behind and these went feral and killed all the local mammals.