Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise (Seleucidis melanoleucus)

The intriguing Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise (Seleucidis melanoleucus) is widely distributed throughout New Guinea and Salawati Island of Indonesia.  I caught a glimpse of one in the swamp forest of Nimbokrang while birding with Jamil.  Much to my frustration, my camera battery had somehow gone flat overnight so I wasn’t able to get a pic of my own so have to rely on this one from Wikipedia.

Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise

The best place to see the Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise in in West Papua and visiting Nimbokrang you have the advantage of one of the top birding guides in Indonesia – Pak Jamil.  I will be doing a separate blog on how to organize this.