Indonesia – West Papua, Raja Ampat & the Moluccas
Although I have visited Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, I haven’t been to West Papua, Raja Ampat or the Molucca Islands. I have included community reports from those that have.
West Papua, 2022: John Rogers, 15 days & 26 mammals including Stein’s and Waigeo Cuscuses, Long-fingered Triok and Papuan Long-eared Bats
West Papua, 2022: Carlos Bocos, 3 weeks & 27 species including Common Echymipera, Vogelkop Ringtail Possum & Great Flying Fox.
West Papua, 2021 & 22: Mark Spence, two trips and some great mammals including Waigeo Spotted Cuscus, Brown Forest Wallaby and Western Long-beaked Echidna.
West Papua, October 2019: Carlos Bocos, 3 weeks and 35 species including Ground Cuscus, Reclusive Ringtail Possum, Brown Pademelon, two Marsupial Shrew species and more.
West Papua, 2019: Carlos Bocos, 3 weeks & 28 species including Waigeo and Black-spotted Cuscus, Feathertailed Possum, Speckled Dasyure and a ton of cool bats.
The Moluccas, 2019: Carlos Bocos, 3 weeks & 26 + species including Northern Common Cuscus, Blue-eyed Cuscus, and some nice bats including North Moluccas, Seram, Moluccan, Black-bearded & Kei Flying Foxes
West Papua, 2017: Steven Anyon-Smith, 3 weeks & 17 species including Masked and Reclusive Ringtail Possums, Stein’s Cuscus and Black-tailed Melomys.
Raja Ampat, 2016: Curtis Hart, 4 weeks & 8 species including Northern Common and Waigeo Cuscuses.
Raja Ampat (West Papua), 2014: Steve Anyon-Smith’s entertaining account of 3 weeks with few mammals (as usual in this region) including Cenderawasih Bay Flying Fox, Beaufort’s Bare-backed Fruit Bat, Raffray’s Sheath-tailed Bat and Waigeo Cuscus.
Checklist of the Mammals of Indonesia (March, 2020)
New Guinea Highland Wild Dog Rediscovered (March, 2017).
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