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Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

Trogonoptera brookiana


The wings of the male butterflies are black and each forewing has seven teeth-shaped electric-green markings.The head is bright red and the body is black with red markings. It has a wingspan of 6" (15cm). Papua New Guinea is home to the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing, the largest birdwing with an 11" (28cm) wingspan


rainforest, near sulphur hot springs that meets a cold freshwater river with a forest of tree ferns along its edge


spotted in Tawau Hills park

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Hi Muckpuk, yes I did make it to the hotsprings. I did not see any white monkeys though. That would have been cool. I didn't know they were around. Thank you Ali!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 10 years ago

very cool!

Muckpuk 10 years ago

Hi Dandoucette....
Did you make it to the hot springs? We did not make it, got rained away and it was getting late. We did see a red leaf monkey though! And did you manage to see a troupe of white monkeys? I am still trying to find out what they were.

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Maybe by chance I have met you there because my school is nearby.
I was only 8 at that time.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

I only spent 4 days in Tawau Hills National Park.

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Thank you.
How long did you spent in Tawau ?

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

No problem Chun, I've joined the mission and added this. I think I have more spottings that are perfect for this mission. I spent 2 months in Sabah! Loved it!
Thanks for the commets Carolina, ceherzog and twoodside, sorry I missed them.

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

I hope you can join this mission

twoodside08 11 years ago

nice shot

ceherzog 11 years ago

what a beauty!

Carolina 11 years ago

So pretty!

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 25, 2002
Submitted on Apr 25, 2011

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