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Bu Do - Sungai Padi


Year of compilation: 2004

Site description
The site comprises Budo-Sungai Padi National Park, which is located in peninsular Thailand. The national park comprises two non-adjacent sectors (Budo and Sungai Padi), which are 22 km apart and separated by several highways. The topography of the site is generally hilly or mountainous, and includes limestone outcrops. The vegetation at the site is dominated by moist evergreen forest and hill evergreen forest. No forest remains below 200 m asl.

Key biodiversity
The moist evergreen forest at the site is important for species restricted to the Sundaic Lowland Forests (Biome 14), including the globally threatened Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona and 21 globally near-threatened species, such as Great Argus Argusianus argus, Rufous-collared Kingfisher Actenoides concretus, Rhinoceros Hornbill Buceros rhinoceros, Helmeted Hornbill B. vigil and Giant Pitta Pitta caerulea. The site qualifies under criterion A3 because it supports 49 species restricted to the Sundaic Lowland Forests (Biome 14).

Non-bird biodiversity: Plants Dipterocarpus turbinatus (CR) Parashorea stellata (CR) Shorea farinosa (CR) Shorea guiso (CR) Anisoptera curtisii (EN) Dipterocarpus costatus (EN) Dipterocarpus crinitus (EN) Shorea glauca (EN) Shorea leprosula (EN) Aglaia chittagonga (VU) Crudia lanceolata (VU) Cynometra inaequifolia (VU) Hopea odorata (VU) Intsia bijuga (VU) Knema hookerana (VU) Neobalanocarpus heimii (VU) Palaquium impressinervium (VU)



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat to biodiversity at the site is illegal logging, which has significantly increased in recent years. Other threats include small-scale encroachment for agriculture and capture of wild birds, including hornbills.

Habitat and land use
The site comprises Budo-Sungai Padi National Park, which is located in peninsular Thailand. The national park comprises two non-adjacent sectors (Budo and Sungai Padi), which are 22 km apart and separated by several highways. The topography of the site is generally hilly or mountainous, and includes limestone outcrops. The vegetation at the site is dominated by moist evergreen forest and hill evergreen forest. No forest remains below 200 m asl.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bu Do - Sungai Padi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2022.