A total of 132 bird species have been recorded at the Boeung Prek Lpov Protected Landscape (BPL) in Takeo province, pointed out a report on the State of Key Bird Species released recently by NatureLife Cambodia.
“The bird species in BPL was recorded 132 species inside protected area but the population recorded is for only 101 species. The other bird in the recorded list has not recorded its population properly or been seen by photographers. The population trend of bird species was monitored from 2003 to 2021 and was performed up and down. The population trend of most key bird species slightly increased from 2003 to 2016 and started to drop down towards,” said the 37-page report.
Only two species were recorded increased surprisingly, the yellow-breasted Bunting use BPL as wintering site and the Asian Openbill was use BPL as nesting site, it added.
Fourteen (14) of the 132 bird species recorded were listed as globally threatened species, the source underlined.
According to the report, BPL is still very valuable for its biodiversity. It is a big remaining seasonal grassland located in Lower Mekong Delta of Cambodia. This wetland is home to several species, including Critically Endanger Species, endangered species, Vulnerable, near threatened, and leas concern species. The biggest known populations of Critically Endangered, Yellow-Breasted Bunting have been recorded in BPL and probably in Southeast Asia. It also supports the part of the Crane Population in wintering site in Lower Mekong Delta. From November to January most of the Sarus Crane population in Lower Mekong Delta feeding in BPL before moving to Anlung Pring in February.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse