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Location Thailand, Narathiwat,Pattani,Yala
Central coordinates 101o 37.00' East  6o 28.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 34,100 ha
Altitude 100 - 1,800m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand

Site description The site comprises Budo-Sungai Padi National Park, which is located in peninsular Thailand. The national park comprises two non-adjacent sectors (Budo and Sungai Padi), which are 22 km apart and separated by several highways. The topography of the site is generally hilly or mountainous, and includes limestone outcrops. The vegetation at the site is dominated by moist evergreen forest and hill evergreen forest. No forest remains below 200 m asl.

Key Biodiversity The moist evergreen forest at the site is important for species restricted to the Sundaic Lowland Forests (Biome 14), including the globally threatened Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona and 21 globally near-threatened species, such as Great Argus Argusianus argus, Rufous-collared Kingfisher Actenoides concretus, Rhinoceros Hornbill Buceros rhinoceros, Helmeted Hornbill B. vigil and Giant Pitta Pitta caerulea. The site qualifies under criterion A3 because it supports 49 species restricted to the Sundaic Lowland Forests (Biome 14).

Non-bird biodiversity: Plants Dipterocarpus turbinatus (CR) Parashorea stellata (CR) Shorea farinosa (CR) Shorea guiso (CR) Anisoptera curtisii (EN) Dipterocarpus costatus (EN) Dipterocarpus crinitus (EN) Shorea glauca (EN) Shorea leprosula (EN) Aglaia chittagonga (VU) Crudia lanceolata (VU) Cynometra inaequifolia (VU) Hopea odorata (VU) Intsia bijuga (VU) Knema hookerana (VU) Neobalanocarpus heimii (VU) Palaquium impressinervium (VU)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Alcedo euryzona resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Budo-Sungai Padi National Park 34,127 is identical to site 34,100  


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

References BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. Kraichit, R. (2003) Report on birds in Budo Sungi Padi National Park. Unpublished report. National Park Division (2001) National parks in Thailand. Bangkok: Office of Natural Resource Conservation, Royal Forestry Department. Round, P. D. (1988) Resident forest birds in Thailand: their status and conservation. Cambridge, UK: International Council for Bird Preservation.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bu Do - Sungai Padi. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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