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Bruce Beehler, Conservation International's vice president for Melanesia, studies a female Berlepsch's six-wired bird of paradise (Porotia berlepschi) during an expedition to the Foja Mountains of Papua province, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea. This expedition was the first time this bird has ever been photographed.
Map of the Foja Mountains in Papua, Indonesia, in western New Guinea.
Six-wired bird of paradise
The first photographic record of the Berlepsch's six-wired "lost" bird of paradise, rediscovered on the Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program expedition to the Foja Mountains.