|Location||Vietnam, Lam Dong|
|Central coordinates||108o 25.00' East 11o 52.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||1,400 - 1,812m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Site description This IBA comprises the forest to the south and west of Tuyen Lam Lake and also includes Cam Ly, which is situated roughly 10km south west of Da Lat town. Tuyen Lam Lake is a reservoir 4 km south-south west of Da Lat; it is a further 5 km to the distant end of the reservoir. The reservoir is surrounded by pine forest Pinus kesiya, interspersed with extensive cleared areas supporting agricultural plots. At the southern end of the reservoir the pine forest is backed by tropical montane evergreen forest, rising from 1,400 m to 1,700 m.
Key Biodiversity Seven restricted range bird species have been recorded at the site: Germain's Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron germaini, Grey-crowned Crocias Crocias langbianis, Yellow-billed Nuthatch Sitta solangiae, Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini, White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax vassali, Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti and Vietnamese Greenfinch Carduelis monguilloti. With the exception of Germain's Peacock Pheasant, the presence of these species qualifies Tuyen Lam Lake for inclusion within the Da Lat Plateau Endemic Bird Area (EBA). The globally Vulnerable Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea also occurs at the site.
Non-bird biodiversity: Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus gabrielle has been recorded at the site by observation in the field (J. C. Eames, unpublished data).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Germain's Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron germaini||resident||2002||present||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea||resident||2002||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax vassali||resident||2002||1 unknown||good||A2||Least Concern|
|Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini||resident||2002||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Grey-crowned Crocias Crocias langbianis||resident||2002||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Hill evergreen forest (subtropical); Pine forests||70%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||15%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Shifting agriculture.|
References Dymond, J. N. (1998) Birds in Vietnam in December 1993 and December 1994. Forktail 13: 7-12.Eames and Tordoff (in prep) Recent records and conservation status review of some threatened and near threatened bird species in Vietnam.Hornbuckle, J. (1998) Vietnam Trip Report 24 March to 14 April 1998. Unpublished Report on WorldTwitch Internet Website.
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