Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Preah Net Preah / Kra Lanh / Pourk
Cambodia, Banteay Meanchay,Siem Reap
103o 26.00' East 13o 26.00' North
A1, A3, A4i
4 - 12m
Year of IBA assessment
BirdLife Indochina Programme (Country programme)
Site description The IBA is located in the north-western part of the Tonle Sap floodplain, and comprises a substantial area of seasonally inundated grassland and scrub. This includes, in the south-east of the IBA, an area reportedly dominated by Wild Rice Oryza rufipogon, in mosaic with tall scrub and flooded forest, similar to that found at Veal Srongae IBA (KH020). In recent years, these habitats have been increasingly converted to deepwater and recession rice, reducing and fragmenting the key habitats at the IBA. The IBA is an important dry season breeding area for Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis, which occurs in areas of seasonally inundated grassland throughout. In addition, several other globally threatened and near-threatened species have been seasonally recorded at the IBA in small numbers, including Sarus Crane Grus antigone, Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus and Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis.
Key Biodiversity Woolly-necked Stork and Comb Duck were also reported.