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Location Thailand, Krabi,Trang
Central coordinates 99o 22.00' East  7o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 80 - 650m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand



Site description The IBA encompasses Khao Nor Chuchi forest, which comprises Khao Pra-Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary (18,640 ha) and adjacent areas of lowland forest (c.1,360 ha). The site is centred on a low plateau at c.270 to 300 m asl. The plateau supports lowland evergreen forest, much of which has been selectively logged. The most important lowland forest habitat at the site, which now covers c.3,000 ha, lies along the foot of the western flank of the plateau, at 80 to 120 m asl. Many scattered human settlements and rubber, oil-palm and coffee plantations fringe and encroach the site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wallace's Hawk-eagle Nisaetus nanus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Alcedo euryzona resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 
Plain-pouched Hornbill Rhyticeros subruficollis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Gurney's Pitta Pitta gurneyi resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Khao Pra Bangkram Wildlife Sanctuary 12,024 protected area contained by site 12,024  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -

Other biodiversity Mammals Bear Macaque Macaca arctoides (VU) Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata (VU) Asian Black Bear Ursus thibetanus (VU) Reptiles Spiny Turtle Heosemys spinosa (EN) Fish Betta simplex (VU) Plants Aquilaria malaccensis (VU)

References Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (2002) Gurney's Pitta recovery plan workshop, Bangkok. Unpublished report to the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand. Bird Conservation Society of Thailand Bulletin 11(6): 13-14 (April 1994). Bird Conservation Society of Thailand Bulletin 11(11): 12-13 (November 1994). BirdLife International (1998) Proceedings of the Thailand IBA workshop, Bangkok, November 1998. Unpublished report. BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. Round, P. D. (1988) Resident forest birds in Thailand: their status and conservation. Cambridge, UK: International Council for Bird Preservation. Round, P. D. and Treesucon, U. (1996) Birds of Khao Nor Chuchi: check-list and guide to bird finding. Bangkok: Bird Conservation Society of Thailand and Khao Nor Chuchi Lowland Forest Project. Sainara, S. (1999) Khao Nor Chu Chi: the last lowland terrestrial forest. Bangkok: Khao Nor Chu Chi Conservation and Forest Recovery Project, Biology Conservation Centre, Mahidol University. Wildlife Conservation Division (2000) Basic data for wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand. Bangkok: Office of Natural Resources Conservation, Forestry Department.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khao Nor Chuchi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2014

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