West Papua Batanta Barat Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in West Papua Nature Reserves with 0 Comments

West Papua

Batanta Barat Nature Reserve

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Batanta, Batanta Barat Nature Reserve, Cagar Alam

General
Batanta Barat Nature Reserve located on Pulau Batanta, west of the Bird Head’s peninsula, comprises an area of 10,000 ha. and is home to one of the most extraordinary birds of the world: the Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise. The site consists of lowland and hilly tropical forests.
Access
Batanta Barat Nature Reserve can be reached by hired boat from Sorong. The trip to Pulau Batanta and back again will take at least 3 days and cost you about $300.
Accommodation
There is no official accommodation on the island, but you can sleep at a small lodge inside the reserve.
Addresses
PHPA, Jl. Pemuda 40, Sorong.
Mammals
* Northern common cuscus – Phalanger orientalis
* Spotted cuscus – Spilocuscus maculatus
* Greater bare-backed fruit bat – Dobsonia magna
* Wild boar – Sus scrofa

Birds
* Northern Cassowary – Casuarius unappendiculatus
* Rufous-bellied Kookaburra – Dacelo gaudichaud
* Papuan Frogmouth – Podargus papuensis
* Pheasant Pigeon – Otidiphaps nobilis
* Puff-backed Honeyeater – Meliphaga aruensis
* Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise – Cicinnurus respublica
* Red Bird-of-paradise – Paradisaea rubra

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