60 MINUTES Captures First-Ever Video of Rare Bird Mating Dances and the Incredible Flora and Fauna of the Foja Mountains in Indonesia. Sunday on CBS

12/13/2007

Bob Simon visits a pristine paradise in Indonesia where only a few humans have ever set foot, many new species are being discovered, and a 60 MINUTES camera is the first to catch the mating dance of two rare birds: the black sickle bill bird of paradise and the golden fronted bower bird.

Simon and his guide, Bruce Beehler of Conservation International, encounter more rare and exotic creatures in the Foja Mountains, including the Wattled Smoky Honeyeater, a bird recently discovered by Beehler and others, the pygmy possum, and Berlepsch�s six wired bird of paradise. 

Beehler hopes that by cataloging its flora and fauna, he can protect the Fojas from incursions by man that would jeopardize the beauty of this Garden of Eden. 

Simon�s report will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Dec. 16 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. For a preview of paradise and the dance of the golden-fronted bower bird, click here.

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