Southern Laos

Country/Territory Laos
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0 m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

Two restricted-range species are recorded from southern Laos (see map, p. 448), both also ranging into Vietnam: White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax vassali (also EBAs 143 and 145 and Secondary Area s084) and Grey-faced Tit-babbler Macronous kelleyi (also EBAs 143 and 144 and Secondary Area s084). In Vietnam, G. vassali is found in grassland and scrub on the edge of evergreen forest above c.600 m (Robson et al. 1989, 1993a,b), and in Laos it is known from montane forest on the Bolovens plateau, an isolated upland area, where at least four large flocks were seen at Dong Hua Sao in 1993 (Timmins et al. 1993). M. kelleyi is more widespread in southern Laos, having been recorded in lowland semi-evergreen forest in Dong Hua Sao, Xe Piane and Phou Xang He during surveys in 1992-1993 (Duckworth et al. 1993a,b, Timmins et al. 1993). Dong Hua Sao, Xe Piane and Phou Xang He were officially declared as protected areas in 1993 (Berkmüller et al. 1995).

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Red List category
Grey-faced Tit-babbler (Mixornis kelleyi) LC
White-cheeked Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus vassali) LC

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
Country IBA Name IBA Book Code
Laos Dong Kalo LA021
Laos Phou Xiang Thong LA014
Laos Siphandon LA022
Laos Upper Xe Kaman LA011
Laos Xe Khampho / Xe Pian LA019
Laos Xe Kong Plains LA020

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Southern Laos. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/eba/factsheet/382 on 04/10/2023.