|Location||Cambodia, Kampong Chhnang,Kampong Thom|
|Central coordinates||104o 39.00' East 12o 36.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4i|
|Altitude||4 - 16m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2003|
Site description The IBA is an area of seasonally inundated grassland, dominated by Wild Rice Oryza rufipogon, located within the inundation zone of Tonle Sap Lake, along the border between Kampong Thom and Kampong Chhnang Provinces. The seasonally inundated grassland is surrounded by dense tall scrub and swamp forest and there are numerous seasonal pools and lakes. The southern part of the IBA is situated within Tonle Sap Multiple Use Area, designated under the 1993 Royal Decree on Protected Areas, and Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. During the dry season, the IBA supports a breeding population of Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis. Also during the dry season, the IBA is visited by a number of non-breeding large waterbirds, including Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala, Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans, Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus and Greater Adjutant L. dubius. In addition, White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni has been recorded at the IBA, although the precise status of this species is unclear.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||resident||2002||uncommon||-||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius||non-breeding||2002||rare||-||A1||Endangered|
|Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans||non-breeding||2002||abundant||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni||non-breeding||2002||rare||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Mesophoyx intermedia||non-breeding||2002||abundant||-||A4i||Not Recognised|
|Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis||non-breeding||2002||abundant||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga||non-breeding||2002||uncommon||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis||resident||2002||abundant||-||A1, A3||Critically Endangered|
|Manchurian Reed-warbler Acrocephalus tangorum||winter||2002||uncommon||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Tonle Sap Biosphere||Multiple Use Management Area||322,270||protected area overlaps with site||2,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Ephemeral wetlands; Freshwater lakes and pools; Permanent swamps; Rivers and streams||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Rice paddies; Small settlements, rural gardens||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: small settlement|
Other biodiversity Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Silvered Langur (Semnopithecus cristatus).
Protection status IBA overlaps with Tonle Sap Multiple Use Area
References Document nameGoes, F. and Davidson, P. (eds.) (2002) Recent Sightings. Cambodia Bird News 9: 47-59.
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