The following morning, we made the long drive to the Pokili Forest Conservation Area and were stopped by the locals en route demanding more money to enter their forest. We left the details to the local driver and guide and part of the negotiated settlement was to load the bus with villagers to save them walking to the forest. Some of the locals spoke excellent English and we talked about life in general and the life in a New Britain village in particular. Whilst in the forest, I photographed this male Eclectus Parrot high up in a tree. You may be wondering if this really is the same species as the previous photo and the answer is yes. Eclectus Parrots show one of the most significant cases of sexual dimorphism in the avian world.
Country: Papua New Guinea
Location: Pokili Forest
Family: Parrots (Psittacidae)
Species: Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus)
Date taken: 20/07/2012