West Papua Pegunungan Arfak Nature Reserve

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West Papua

Pegunungan Arfak Nature Reserve

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General
Pegunungan Arfak Nature Reserve comprises an area of 68,000 ha. located in the Bird’s Head peninsula, about 25 km southwest of Manokwari in Manokwari province. The altitudes in this mountain reserve range form sea-level to the 2,802 m. Gunung Humibou. Habitats range from tropical lowland rain forest, through sub-montane forests to montane moss forests at the higher altitudes.
Pegunungan Arfak is home to a variety of animals of which some only occur in the reserve. Approximately 110 mammal species, including 30 marsupial species, and 320 bird species can be found. The area is famous for its six species of birdwing butterflies, which are great collector’s items for butterfly collectors. To protect the wild species, a special butterfly breeding facility has been established in Mokwam, at the northern border of the reserve. The Anggi lakes, which are also worth a visit but not part of the reserve, are located a little west of the site.
Currently, WWF and PHPA, run a special project in the area. They try to promote conservation awareness in the area in co-operation with the local Hatam people.
Access
Pegunungan Arfak Nature Reserve is relatively easy accessible. From Manokwari buses go to Rainsiki, at the southern border, Warkapi, at the eastern border, and Warmare, a trans-migration village north of the reserve. Manokwari can be reached by plane from Biak, by plane or boat from Jayapura and by boat from Sorong. English-speaking guides for the area can be found at the WWF office in Manokwari. Guides, who speak only Bahasa Indonesia, can be found in the villages bordering the reserve.
Accommodation
Except for some very simple huts there is no accommadation in the reserve. At Mokwam it may be possible to stay in the WWF hut. To sleep in the villages at the borders of the reserve you have to ask the kepala desa. Manokwari offers several possibilities.
Addresses
WWF, Jl. Trikora Wosi, Manokwari.
PHPA, Jl. Pemuda 40, Sorong.
Trekking
* Warmare – Mokwam – Danau Anggi 5 days
* Danau Anggi – Rainsiki 3 days
* Warkapi – Danau Hingk 2 days

Mammals
* Long-beaked echidna – Zaglossus bruijni
* Black-tailed antechinus – Antechinus melanurus
* Long-nosed antechinus – Antechinus naso
* New Guinea quoll – Dasyurus albopunctatus
* Three-striped dasyure – Myoictis melas
* Red-bellied dasyure – Phascolosorex doriae
* Narrow-striped dasyure – Phascolosorex dorsalis
* Common echymipera – Echymipera kalubu
* Long-nosed echymipera – Echymipera rufescens
* Striped bandicoot – Microperoryctes longicauda
* Mouse bandicoot – Microperoryctes murina
* Raffray’s bandicoot – Peroryctes raffrayana
* Feather-tailed possum – Distoechurus pennatus
* Long-tailed pygmy-possum – Cercartetus caudatus
* Dusky tree-kangaroo – Dendrolagus inustus
* Vogelkop tree-kangaroo – Dendrolagus ursinus
* Brown dorcopsis – Dorcopsis muelleri
* Long-fingered triok – Dactylopsila palpator
* Striped possum – Dactylopsila trivirgata
* Ground cuscus – Phalanger gymnotis
* Northern common cuscus – Phalanger orientalis
* Stein’s cuscus – Phalanger vestitus
* Spotted cuscus – Spilocuscus maculatus
* D’Albertis’s ringtail – Pseudochirops albertisii
* Reclusive ringtail – Pseudochirops coronatus
* Lowland ringtail – Pseudochirulus canescens
* Arfak ringtail – Pseudochirulus schlegeli
* Common blossom bat – Macroglossus minimus
* Round-eared tube-nosed bat – Nyctimene cyclotis
* Unstriped tube-nosed fruit bat – Paranyctimene raptor
* Greater bare-backed fruit bat – Dobsonia magna
* Lesser bare-backed fruit bat – Dobsonia minor
* Spectacled flying fox – Pteropus conspicillatus
* Variable flying fox – Pteropus hypomelanus
* Big-eared flying fox – Pteropus macrotis
* Bismarck flying fox – Pteropus neohibernicus
* Common rousette – Rousettus amplexicaudatus
* New Guinea sheath-tailed bat – Emballonura furax
* Raffray’s sheath-tailed bat – Emballonura raffrayana
* Fawn leaf-nosed bat – Hipposideros cervinus
* New Guinea horseshoe bat – Rhinolophus euryotis
* Small-eared nyctophilus – Nyctophilus microtis
* Rusa deer – Cervus timorensis
* Wild boar – Sus scrofa
* Ernst Mayer’s leptomys – Leptomys ernstmayri
* Waterside rat – Parahydromys asper
* Western white-eared giant-rat – Hyomys dammermani
* De Vis’s woolly-rat – Mallomys aroaensis
* Thomas’s melomys – Melomys mollis
* Lowland melomys – Melomys platyops
* Mountain melomys – Melomys rubex
* Large tree-mouse – Pogonomys loriae
* Chestnut tree-mouse – Pogonomys macrourus
* Gray-bellied tree-mouse – Pogonomys sylvestris
* Pacific rat – Rattus exulans
* Large spiny rat – Rattus praetor
* Moss-forest rat – Stenomys niobe
* Slender rat – Stenomys verecundus Birds
* Southern Cassowary – Casuarius casuarius
* Northern Cassowary – Casuarius unappendiculatus
* Wattled Brush-turkey – Aepypodius arfakianus
* White-eared Bronze-Cuckoo – Chrysococcyx meyeri
* Palm Cockatoo – Probosciger aterrimus
* Sulphur-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua galerita
* Black-capped Lory – Lorius lory
* Pesquet’s Parrot – Psittrichas fulgidus
* Western Crowned-Pigeon – Goura cristata
* Long-tailed Honey-buzzard – Henicopernis longicauda
* Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus
* Black-mantled Goshawk – Accipiter melanochlamys
* Meyer’s Goshawk – Accipiter meyerianus
* New Guinea Harpy Eagle – Harpyopsis novaeguineae
* Oriental Hobby – Falco severus
* Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
* Vogelkop Bowerbird – Amblyornis inornatus
* Flame Bowerbird – Sericulus aureus
* Lesser Ground-robin – Amalocichla incerta
* Garnet Robin – Eugerygone rubra
* Black-throated Robin – Poecilodryas albonotata
* Smoky Robin – Peneothello cryptoleucus
* White-rumped Robin – Peneothello bimaculatus
* Ashy Robin – Heteromyias albispecularis
* Green-backed Robin – Pachycephalopsis hattamensis
* Spotted Jewel-babbler – Ptilorrhoa leucosticta
* Vogelkop Whistler – Pachycephala meyeri
* Black Pitohui – Pitohui nigrescens
* Glossy-mantled Manucode – Manucodia atra
* Crinkle-collared Manucode – Manucodia chalybata
* Trumpet Manucode – Manucodia keraudrenii
* Long-tailed Paradigalla – Paradigalla carunculata
* Black Sicklebill – Epimachus fastuosus
* Black-billed Sicklebill – Epimachus albertisi
* Superb Bird-of-Paradise – Lophorina superba
* Western Parotia – Parotia sefilata
* Magnificent Riflebird – Ptiloris magnificus
* Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise – Cicinnurus magnificus
* King Bird-of-Paradise – Cicinnurus regius
* Arfak Astrapia – Astrapia nigra
* Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise – Seleucidis melanoleuca
* Lesser Bird-of-paradise – Paradisaea minor
* Black-winged Monarch – Monarcha frater
* Torrent-lark – Grallina bruijni
* Obscure Berrypecker – Melanocharis arfakiana
* Tit Berrypecker – Oreocharis arfaki

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