Reggiana Bird of Paradise
This species (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea, appearing on the flag & is used very widely as an emblem of the country. The local name is kumul. It is endemic to PNG, widely distributed & found in a wide range of forests from sea level up to around 1500m.
Not sharp because of poor light at dawn,
when this species displays.
Males congregate in favored areas & display vigorously to any passing females. Only a few males, the favored ones will breed in any one lek. Definitely one of the sights & sounds on the trip.