|Location||Vietnam, Lam Dong|
|Central coordinates||108o 20.00' East 12o 9.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||1,000 - 1,628m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Site description This IBA comprises a block of forest north-west of Nui Ba (Mount Lang Bian) and is centred on Mount Cong Troi. The area consists of gently sloping mountains covered in evergreen forest. Pinus insularis forest occurs on south-facing slopes and at generally lower altitudes. There are also extensive areas of secondary scrub and bamboo, vegetation types which have developed after forest clearance and disturbance. Threats to biodiversity at Cong Troi include clearance of forest for agriculture, hunting and over-exploitation of non-timber forest products.
Key Biodiversity Cong Troi qualifies for inclusion within the Da Lat Plateau Endemic Bird Area due to the presence of five of the bird species restricted to this EBA: Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini, Yellow-billed Nuthatch Sitta solangiae, Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti, White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garruax vassali and Vietnamese Greenfinch Carduelis monguilotti.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax vassali||resident||1991||1 unknown||good||A2||Least Concern|
|Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini||resident||2002||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Hill evergreen forest (subtropical); Pine forests||60%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Farmbush, fallow & ruderal land||20%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
References Eames, J. C. (1995) Endemic birds and protected area development on the Da Lat plateau, Vietnam. Bird Conservation International 5(4): 491-523.Eames, J. C. and Nguyen Cu (1994) A management feasibility study of Thuong Da Nhim and Chu Yang Sin Nature Reserves on the Da Lat Plateau, Vietnam. Hanoi: WWF Vietnam Programme and the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute.Robson, C.R., Eames, J.C., Nguyen Cu and Truong Van La (1993) Birds recorded during the third BirdLife/ Forest Birds Working Group expedition in Vietnam. Forktail 9: 89 - 119.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cong Troi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/04/2015
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