Endemic and specialties Birds in Southern Vietnam

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In this article, we have listed 57 endemic and special bird species so you can have a small picture of the diversity of birds in Vietnam, where more than 950 species of birds are known until now.

Endemic and specialties In low and area, 350m above sea level, is represented by the Cat Tien National Park

The first 12 bird species mentioned below are endemic or special that we can meet and photograph in bird-hides in Cat Tien National Park. In particular, with colorful birds Pitta always attracts all eyes. In addition, the appeal of pheasant birds has always been the target of birders. In this list, we can meet two more rare woodpecker, Babblers birds always have a great attraction because of their beautiful sound.

1. Germain’s Peacock Pheasant,

Germain's Peacock Pheasant,
Germain’s Peacock Pheasant,

2. Blue-rumped Pitta

Blue-rumped Pitta
Blue-rumped Pitta

3. Bar-bellied Pitta

Bar-bellied Pitta
Bar-bellied Pitta

4. Siamese Fireback,

5. Green Peafowl,

6. Orange-necked Partridge.

Orange-necked Partridge
Orange-necked Partridge

7. Pale-headed Woodpecker

8. Black-and-buff Woodpecker

9. Grey-faced Tit Babbler.

10. Scaly-crowned Babbler.

11. Abbott’s Babbler.

12. Pale-legged leaf-warbler

Endemic and specialties Birds in more higher than, from 400m to 1200m above sea level, is represented by the Di Linh plateau

Slightly higher, at an altitude of 600 to 1100 meters above sea level, where the climate is cooler and milder. The birds became more colorful. Deo Nui San Pass, a hot-spot on the Di Linh plateau, where you can observe and take photos of 13 endemic and special birds.

1. Orange-breasted Laughingthrush,

Orange-breasted Laughingthrush,
Orange-breasted Laughingthrush

2. Black-hooded Laughingthrush,

Black-hooded Laughingthrush
Black-hooded Laughingthrush

3. Black-headed Parrotbill,

Black-headed Parrotbill
Black-headed Parrotbill

4. Red-vented Barbet.

5. Eyebrowed Wren Babbler.

6. Streaked Wren Babbler.

7. Blue Pitta.

Blue Pitta
Blue Pitta

8. Alstrom’s warbler

Alstrom’s warbler
Alstrom’s warbler

9. Indochinese Barbet

10. Indochinese Green Magpie.

Indochinese Green Magpie
Indochinese Green Magpie

11. Red-billed Scimitar Babbler.

12. White-browed Scimitar Babbler.

13. Large Scimitar Babbler.

14. Bar-backed Partridge.

15. Langbian Sunbird

Langbian Sunbird
Langbian Sunbird

Endemic and specialties Birds in top level of south-part of southern Viet Nam, up to 2150m above sea level, is represented by the LangBian Plateau

Di Linh Plateau is the largest plateau in southern Vietnam, if you keep going a little further north, about 80km more, you will meet the smaller plateau, Langbian Plateau. This is the rooftop plateau of southern Vietnam. The elevation of this plateau is from 1400m to 2400m above sea level. Among the adjacent lowlands, Langbian emerges as a towering plateau, a truly terrestrial island. This has resulted in the ramifications of tens of millions of years in birds. We can meet up to 18 endemic and special bird species in Langbian which is an impressive number! Some birds are geographically separated but become more distinctive such as: Red Crossbill, Annam Sunbird, Black-headed Sibia, Dalat Shrike Babbler. always gives a feeling of excitement to birders who observe them for the first time.

1. Grey-crowned Crocias

Grey-crowned Crocias
Grey-crowned Crocias

2. Black-headed Sibia.

3. White-cheeked Laughingthrush.

4. Annam Sunbird

Annam Sunbird
Annam Sunbird

5. Vietnamese Cutia,

Vietnamese Cutia
Vietnamese Cutia

6. Vietnamese Greenfinch.

Vietnamese Greenfinch
Vietnamese Greenfinch

7. Dalat Shrike Babbler.

Dalat Shrike Babbler
Dalat Shrike Babbler

8. Yellow-billed Nuthatch,

9. Black-crowned Fulvetta.

Rusty-naped Fulvetta
Rusty-naped Fulvetta

10. Collared laughingthrush.

Collared laughingthrush
Collared laughingthrush

11. White-spectacled Warbler

12. Chestnut-crowned Warbler

13. Kloss’s Leaf Warbler

14. Spotted Forktail,

15. Grey-bellied Tesia

16. Pygmy Wren Babbler.

17. Indochinese Wren-babbler.

18. Red Crossbill.

Red Crossbill
Red Crossbill

19. Rusty-naped Pitta.

Endemic and specialties Birds in top level of north-part of southern Viet Nam, up to 2300m above sea level, is represented by the Mang Den and Ngoc Linh mountain

The northern part of the central highlands of Vietnam, where the Ngoc Linh mountain peak is highest in southern Vietnam. An ancient mountain range is closely related to the majestic Himalaya formation. There is a special type of climate, cold due to the high altitude, but around the foot of the mountain is a hot tropical coastal climate. It is this difference that has helped form the splitting of birds that have passed through millions of years of evolution. There are two stops for birders to explore endemic and special birds, namely Mang Den town and Mount Ngoc Linh. With 10 beautiful and rare birds, this is the final destination of the journey to discover endemic and special birds in the south of Vietnam.

1. Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush,

Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush
Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush

2. Ratchet-tailed Treepie,

3. Rufous-faced Warbler.

4. Golden-winged Laughingthrush

Golden-winged Laughingthrush
Golden-winged Laughingthrush

5. Black-crowned Barwing

Black-crowned Barwing
Black-crowned Barwing

6. Indochinese Fulvetta

Indochinese Fulvetta
Indochinese Fulvetta

7. Red-tailed Laughingthrush.

8. Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler.

9. Golden-breasted Fulvetta.

10. Rusty-capped Fulvetta.

11. Green-tailed Sunbird.

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