New Guinea Journal- FREE

Subject: New Guinea Journal- FREE
From: Phil Gregory <>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 15:40:45 +1000
Just back from an excellent New Guinea trip, highlights being New Guinea Harpy Eagle, and both Mountain and Wallace's Owlet-nightjar in addition to the usual Barred Owlet-nightjar. Does anyone happen to know if Feline Owlet-nightjar is ever seen in holes in hollow trees?

We also had confusion again about telling Papuan from Marbled Frogmouth, the habitat in Casuarina groves at 1600 m was typical for Papuan and I suspect Marbled is pretty limited to rainforest, but other observers thought they were Marbled and we await photos which will I hope show eye colour!

Good news- the entire archive of the New Guinea birdwatching journal Muruk Vols 1-9 is now available as a free download at There is a button called Muruk, click on this and each volume shows up ready to download. I plan two more paper editions to complete existing subscriptions to Vol 10, (Vol 10:1 Aug 2011 is currently at the printers), then we are switching to an on- line format in a bid to widen circulation and generate more contributions. The contributions over the past 30 years have been wide- ranging and it has been a valuable collection point for data from a still remarkably poorly known area.

Phil & Sue Gregory
tour organizers/ bird guide/ ornithological writer
Sicklebill Safaris / Cassowary House


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