Birds of Gunung Leuser National Park, Northern Sumatra - Part 1

Ralph Buij, Elizabeth A Fox, Serge A Wich

Abstract


Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP) in northern Sumatra has over 85% of Sumatra5 resident breeding bird species and important populations of globally threatened mammals such as Sumatran orangutan Pongo abelii and Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis. Information is here presented on a number of important bird records from GLNP from March 1995 to December 2000. These records include: 23 new species for the park, seven globally threatened species, and several species for which there are few previous records for Sumatra. An appendix lists the 413 species recorded in GLNP comprising records from previous publications (van Marle &: Voous 1988; Holmes 1996; Wind 1996a) and the new records included here.

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