Tree Kangaroos in the Arfak Mountains
Marc Thibault recently posted an excellent report about a birding trip to West Papua. In it, he indicated that Mupi Gunung is reputed as a good site for mammal-watching and that he had seen Black Tree Kangaroo there. I emailed him, and he told me that he also saw D’Alberti’s or Reclusive Ring-tailed Possum (probably D’Alberti’s), and sent me a link which indicated that at least two and perhaps three species of Tree Kangaroos are possible at that site. This is very exciting, as I hadn’t heard of any sites at which Tree Kangaroos could be reliably seen in Papua! I hope to make it there sometime in the future.
I’ve also emailed some contacts to ask if Long-beaked Echidna might be possible. Probably not, but one never knows…