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Interviews: Searching for the Poisonous Pitohui

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Interviews: Searching for the Poisonous Pitohui

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Interviews: Searching for the Poisonous Pitohui

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Beehler is hunting the rare bird in one of the most remote and wild places on the planet -- the Arfak mountain range in the Papua Province of Indonesia. Conservation International hide caption

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Beehler is hunting the rare bird in one of the most remote and wild places on the planet -- the Arfak mountain range in the Papua Province of Indonesia.

Conservation International

Conservationist Bruce Beehler is pushing through a wild and mostly undeveloped area of Indonesia in search of a mysterious and poisonous bird native to Papua New Guinea, the pitohui.

So far, his only lead and guide is a local shaman, who uses poison from the bird in his rituals.

From the Arfak mountain range in the Papua Province of Indonesia — an area popularly known as the Bird's Head Peninsula — Beehler talks about his quest with Alex Chadwick.