Long overdue is the Waigeo photo album that you can find here.
There are now some new photos in the Arfak album. These photos are a compilation of our two latest trips to Seth in the Arfaks.
A special thanks to Geert Beckers who provided the amazing photo of a male Dwarf Cassowary and his two chicks. The sighting of this species is quite unique to our knowledge.
Enjoy photos of displaying Black SIcklebills and Magnificent Birds of Paradise here.
A beautiful video of a pair of Umbrella Cockatoos (Cacatua alba) at nest.
Mehd is 75 meters away from the nest and is not disturbing their activities. The Umbrella Cockatoo is endemic to the island of Halmahera in eastern Indonesia.
This is one of the scenes you can expect when you travel in the Arfak Mountains.
And here is the anonymous architect:
As you all know we really love parrots and we really love Biak. So what could be better than a Biak parrot today?
Geelvink Pygmy Parrot – Micropsitta geelvinkiana misoriensis
When you google this species Mehd’s pictures are always at the top. It took some time to learn their behaviour and to spot them.
Another amazing video from the Christmas tour to Halmahera, Paradise Crows – Lycocorax pyrrhopterus.
An amazing video from Mehd’s Christmas trip to Halmahera.
These cockatoos are critically endangered and really difficult to find on Halmahera.
Filmed with Canon EOS 70D and Tamron 170-600 lens!
Mehd shot this amazing video in 2013 when he went to Numfor with Australian friends.
How many parrots can you see?
I know this video has been upploaded both to our Facebook and to World Parrot Trust’s Facebook before, but it’s worth it’s own blog as well.
Mehd is preparing to go for the really cool trip Arfak, Waigeo, Halmahera with a friend for Christmas and New Year. That’s a really good way to spend the holidays, don’t you think.
This trip will be focused on recording, so good tht there aren’t many people joining them 🙂