Eight Species of Birds of Paradise That Raja Ampat Has
In Raja Ampat there are eight species of bird of paradise that can be enjoyed by tourists who visit.
Eight species of bird of paradise that are recorded in the Raja Ampat Islands are red sandalwood or with the Latin name Pradisaea rubra, bald cenderawasih (Respublica diphyllodes), small cenderawasih (Paradisaea minor). Then, rattan defender tendon (Diphyllodes magnificus), king’s cenderawasih (Cicinnurus regius), wire-bred dead (Seleucidis melanoleuca), curly neck manokodia, and glossy manocodia.
Two of the eight types, namely red bender and bald cenderawasih, are endemic species of Raja Ampat which are not found in other regions. The two endemic bird of paradise can only be found by tourists on the large land of Waigeo Island and Batanta Island, Raja Ampat Regency.
The Raja Ampat area that has been visited by bird-loving tourists is the large mainland of Waigeo Island, because the birds of paradise especially the red bird of paradise in the area are easily found.
The population of birds of paradise on the large land of Waigeo Island increases every year. This can be seen from the increase in the point of playing of the bird of paradise in the Sapokren area, where tourists see birds of paradise. If in 2015 there were 24 points, in 2017 it increased to 45 points.
The increase in population, thanks to the awareness and commitment of the local community to preserve the forest and not carry out poaching against the paradise. we hope that the awareness of the Raja Ampat people to protect and protect the birds of paradise will continue to be maintained, so that cenderawasih is not extinct and remains a potential for sustainable tourism for generations to come.