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Photos: New species discovered

Scientists stumble upon dozens of new species of frogs, butterflies and plants in the mountains of a remote province in Indonesia.
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Bruce Beehler

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.

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Map

Map of the Foja Mountains in Papua, Indonesia, in western New Guinea.

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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.

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Frog

An undescribed species of frog discovered on the expedition to the Foja Mountains during November and December 2005.

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Bog

An aerial view of the bog that was the base site for the expedition.

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Golden-fronted bowerbird

The first photographic record of the Golden-fronted bowerbird (Amblyornis flavifrons), taken during the 2005 expedition.

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Smoky honeyeater

The first photographic record of a new species of smoky honeyeater, discovered on the Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program expedition. This is the first new bird species discovered in New Guinea in more than 60 years.

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