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August 19, 2012

Kampot Birding

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Kampot, South Cambodia.

Kampot is about one hundred kilometers of Sihanoukville in Southern Cambodia. It is located on a river, the Kampong Bay River. This afternoon I took a tourist boat ride up the river, hoping to see some birds. Well I saw some but not a great many.

Grey Heron
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

There were about four Grey Heron perched on trees along the river on the way up and they were still there on the way back. Most of them were juveniles, with grey sides of the neck, short nape-plumes and duller bills.

Cinnamon Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)

I just managed to photograph a Cinnamon Bittern as it flew across the river. In all, I saw two of them. There were lots of Asian House-Martin (Delichon dasypus) flying under the bridges just like in a lot of Cambodian river towns.

Fishing boat
Fishing Boat

Fish Trap
Fish Trap

Kampot bird list

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)
Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
Asian House-Martin (Delichon dasypus)

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