Now that the team is approaching the end of their trip, they are taking stock of the biological treasures they were able to find and collect. The team collected 145 birds, 173 mammals, and a whopping 601 reptiles and amphibians! Additionally, Ed de Vogel, the team’s botanist, documented the occurrence of over 150 different species of orchids in the region!
Bismarck whistler (Pachycephala citreogaster).
Treasury Island tree frog (Litoria thesaurensis).
Masked flying fox (Pteropus capistratus)
A species of snake in the Tropidonophis genus.
Can you find the insect in this photo?
Dwarf kingfisher (Ceyx lepidus).
A leech. A common, but unwelcome visitor to the camp.
Irene Engilis holding an ashy myzomela (Myzomela cineracea).
Pacific rat (Rattus exulans).
Boulenger’s wrinkled ground frog (Platymantis boulengeri)
John Trochet prepping bird specimens.
Birds and mammals that have been stuffed and packed for shipment back to Hawaii.
Ed de Vogel and Kore Maraia fixing the box used to dry plant specimens. Coleman lanterns provide heat and can dry specimens in the field.
Ed de Vogel organizing plant specimens back at camp.
Posted on: 16 Dec 2016
Posted by: Molly Hagemann, Vertebrate Zoology Collection Manager