Preliminary study on the avifauna of the Van Ban proposed natural reserve, Lao Cai province

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  • Le Manh Hung VAST

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https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7160/v26n3.6898

Abstract

A total of 156 bird species belonging to 10 orders, 34 families were recorded in Vanban district, Laocai province. Among them, two species are listed in the Threatened Bird of Asia [2,4] as globally vulnerable or near threatened: beautiful nuthatch, yellow-billed nuthatch; three species are listed in the List of Threatened Species (IUCN 1996); three species are listed in the Red Data Book of Vietnam [3]. Furthermore, the Vanban district supports two restricted-range species that define the Fansipan, Hoang Lien mountains and Northern Laos Secondary EBA: yellow-billed nuthatch, long-billed wren babbler [7].

There are five new species and 11 new range extension species following the Checklist of the Bird of Vietnam (Vo Quy, Nguyen Cu), [9]; 14 new altitude extension and 2 new range extension species following the Robson [6]. There are also 15 species restricted to the Sino-Himalayan temperate forest biome, 40 species restricted to the Sino-Himalayan subtropical forest biome and 6 species restricted to the Indochinese tropical moist forest biome.

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Published

05-09-2015

How to Cite

Hung, L. M. (2015). Preliminary study on the avifauna of the Van Ban proposed natural reserve, Lao Cai province. Academia Journal of Biology, 26(3), 18–28. https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7160/v26n3.6898

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