Thursday, February 09, 2006

Paradise Found

An expedition launched to the remote Foja Mountains of northwestern New Guinea by Bruce Beehler of Conservation International has uncovered a treasure trove of rare and unknown plants and animals. Highlights include discovery of a new species of honeyeater (the first new bird species discovered on New Guinea since 1939), re-discovery of Berlepsch’s Six-wired Bird-of-Paradise (not seen in more than a century), and the first photographs of the Golden-fronted Bowerbird displaying at its bower.

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