Wednesday 1st November 2017
Wallacea, named after the naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, consists of a large group of mainly Indonesian islands lying between the Asian and Australasian continents. Positioned as they are on the interface between the two landmasses, the islands are home to many endemic birds some with their origins in Asia and some in Australasia. The talk will cover visits to some of the islands including Sulawesi, Halmahera and the Lesser Sundas.
image: Lesser Sulawesi Honeyeater – a member of a large, mainly Australasian, bird family.