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Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon – Nomascus annamensis

Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon | Nomascus annamensis

The Northern Yellow-Cheeked Crested Gibbon, or Nomascus annamensis, is an exclusive primate species found in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam. These gibbons form monogamous family units, primarily maintaining a frugivorous diet with occasional inclusions of leaves, young shoots, flowers, squirrels, and lizards. Their unique ecological role and behavioral patterns make them a compelling subject for […]

Cat Tien National Park Avian Elegance: Unveiling the Splendor of 3 Broadbill Bird Species

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Cat Tien National Park is renowned as one of Vietnam’s largest national parks, representing a pristine landscape with a diverse and abundant ecosystem, allowing wildlife and vegetation to flourish freely. Moreover, Cat Tien National Park is recognized as the only place in Vietnam where one can witness wild animals such as Gaur (Bos gaurus), Asian […]

Exploring the Richness: Biodiversity Wonders of Cat Tien National Park in Viet Nam

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Cat Tien National Park is situated 150 km from Ho Chi Minh City to the north, located in 6 districts: Tan Phu, Vinh Cuu (Dong Nai), Cat Tien, Bao Lam, Da Teh (Lam Dong ) and Bu Dang (Binh Phuoc). Extending across three provinces in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands and Southeast Region, the park is […]

6 Splendid Shrikes of Vietnam: The Majestic Hunters of Nature’s Realm

Shrikes Of Vietnam – Laniidae Vietnam is home to a diverse range of bird species, and among them are the striking and powerful shrikes. Shrikes are known for their sharp, hooked beaks and their predatory behavior, making them some of the most fascinating birds to observe in the wild. There are six of the most […]

Red-billed Tropicbird Of Vietnam

The Red-billed Tropicbird, also known as Phaethon aethereus, is a species of seabird in the family Phaethontidae. This striking bird is easily recognized by its long, white tail streamers, bright red bill, and black eye markings. It has a predominantly white body with black markings on its wings and a black stripe running from the […]

Oriental Bay Owl

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Overview and Distribution The Oriental Bay Owl (Phodilus badius) is a type of bay owl, usually classified with barn owls in the Order Strigiformes and Family Tytonidae. It is completely nocturnal, and can be found throughout Southeast Asia and parts of India. It has several subspecies. It has a heart-shaped face with earlike extensions. The […]

2 Avocets and Stilts Of Vietnam

Avocets and Stilts Of Vietnam – Recurvirostridae The Recurvirostridae family of birds is also known as the avocets and stilts. It is a small family of wading birds that are found in a variety of wetland habitats, including marshes, lakes, and lagoons. There are 2 species of avocets and stilts of Vietnam are the Black-winged […]

Black-and-Red Broadbill

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Overview and Distribution of Black-and-Red Broadbill The Black-and-Red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) is a species of bird in the typical broadbill family, Eurylaimidae. It is the only species in the genus Cymbirhynchus. A large, distinctive bird, it has maroon underparts, black upperparts, a maroon neck-band, and white bars on the wings. It also has a large, two-colored, blue-and-yellow bill. The species shows […]

Endemic Reptile Of Vietnam

Endemic Reptile Of Vietnam

This list of Endemic reptile species found exclusively in Vietnam is based on the taxonomy used in Uetz, Freed & Hošek as of 14 November 2018. For further details on possible inaccuracies in the list see Sources & Caveats.Uetz, P. & Jirí Hošek (eds.), The Reptile Database, htUetz, P. & Jirí Hošek (eUetz, P., Freed, P. & Hošek, J. (eds.) […]