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Lower Stung Sen
Cambodia, Kampong Thom
104o 31.00' East 12o 36.00' North
4 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment
BirdLife Indochina Programme (BirdLife Direct Action Programme)
Site description The IBA is centred on the Stung Sen Core Area of Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. The IBA is located at the south-eastern end of Tonle Sap Lake, to the north of the point where the Tonle Sap River leaves the lake. The vegetation of the IBA is characterized by botanically unique gallery forest along rivers, dominated by Barringtonia acutangula and Diospyros cambodiana. Although disturbed, this habitat is the most species-rich tall forest around Tonle Sap Lake. The IBA supports an important breeding colony of Darter Anhinga melanogaster, as well as a significant breeding concentration of Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus).
Key Biodiversity During the survey, 43 nests of Oriental Darter were observed on 14 November 2001.
ReferencesDocument nameGoes F. and Hong C. (2002). The status and conservation of large waterbirds on the Tonle Sap Great Lake, Cambodia 2000-2001. Wildlife Conservation Society, Phnom Penh.Pech Bunnat and Long Kheng (2001). Survey on Oriental Darter colony and reptiles. Unpublished report, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambodia.McDonald, A., Pech Bunnat, Phauk Virak and Leen Bunton (1997) Plant Communities of the Tonle Sap Floodplain. UNESCO, Phnom Penh.Mundkur, T., Carr, P., Sun Hean and Chhim Somean 1995. Surveys for large waterbirds in Cambodia. March - April 1994. Cambridge, UK: IUCN/SSC.Carr, P. (1993) Bird observations from the southern reaches of the Tonle Sap Lake in central Cambodia from 9th April to 16th June. Unpublished.Carr, P. (1994). Cambodia, the last refuge for rare and endangered waterfowl in Southeast Asia. Sea Swallow 43: 35-37.
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