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Wildlife at Khao Yai

Flora and fauna

Khao Yai National Park is comprised of dry evergreen forest, dry deciduous forest, tropical moist evergreen forest, hill evergreen forest and grasslands. It has a rich diversity of plants with around 2,000 species, around 300 bird species, 70 species of mammals and 74 species herptiesl (reptiles and amphibians).

The list of mammal, bird and reptiles species below are collected from number of websites and publications, it is not necessarily complete or accurate. Some species may have been extinct from the park, specially some bird species may have been visiting the park accidently or not identified correctly.

Have you been to Khao Yai National Park and seen species not listed here? Please let us know in case, it will be much appreciated!

One of many water streams

One of many water streams

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Birds (Class: Aves)

Non-passerines
Grebes (Order: Podicipediformes, Family: Podicipedidae)
Cormorants (Order: Pelecaniformes, Family: Phalacrocoracidae)
Darters (Order: Pelecaniformes, Family: Anhingidae)
Bitterns, herons and egrets (Order: Ciconiiformes, Family: Ardeidae)
Storks (Order: Ciconiiformes, Family: Ciconiidae)
Ducks, geese and swans (Order: Anseriformes, Family: Anatidae)
Osprey (Order: Falconiformes, Family: Pandionidae)
  • Osprey, Pandion haliaetus (9/0)
Eagles, kites and allies (Order: Falconiformes, Family: Accipitridae)
Falcons (Order: Falconiformes, Family: Falconidae)
Pheasants and partridges (Order: Galliformes, Family: Phasianidae)
Buttonquails (Order: Gruiformes, Family: Turnicidae)
Rails, crakes, gallinules and coots (Order: Gruiformes, Family: Rallidae)
Finfoot (Order: Gruiformes, Family: Heliornithidae)
Pratincoles and coursers (Order: Charadriiformes, Family: Glareolidae)
Plovers and lapwings (Order: Charadriiformes, Family: Charadriidae)
Sandpipers and allies (Order: Charadriiformes, Family: Scolopacidae)
Terns (Order: Charadriiformes, Family: Sternidae)
Pigeons and doves (Order: Columbiformes, Family: Columbidae)
Parrots (Order: Psittaciformes, Family: Psittacidae, Psittaculidae)
Cuckoos (Order: Cuculiformes, Family: Cuculidae)
Barn owls (Order: Strigiformes, Family: Tytonidae)
Typical owls (Order: Strigiformes, Family: Strigidae)
Frogmouths (Order: Caprimulgiformes, Family: Podargidae)
Nightjars (Order: Caprimulgiformes, Family: Caprimulgidae)
Swifts (Order: Apodiformes, Family: Apodidae)
Treeswifts (Order: Apodiformes, Family: Hemiprocnidae)
Trogons (Order: Trogoniformes, Family: Trogonidae)
Kingfishers, Tree kingfishers (Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Alcedinidae, Halcyonidae, Cerylidae)
Bee-eaters (Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Meropidae)
Typical rollers (Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Coraciidae)
Hoopoe (Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Upupidae)
Hornbills (Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Bucerotidae)
Barbets (Order: Piciformes, Family: Megalaimidae, Ramphastidae)
Woodpeckers (Order: Piciformes, Family: Picidae)
Passerines
Broadbills (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Eurylaimidae)
Pittas (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Pittidae)
Larks (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Alaudidae)
Swallows and martins (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Hirundinidae)
Wagtails and pipits (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Motacillidae)
Cuckooshrikes and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Campephagidae)
Bulbuls (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Pycnonotidae)
Leafbirds (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Chloropseidae)
Ioras (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Aegithinidae)
Thrushes and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Turdidae)
Cisticolas and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Cisticolidae)
Cettid warblers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Cettiidae)
Leaf warblers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Phylloscopidae)
Reed warblers and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Acrocephalidae)
Grassbirds and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Locustellidae)
Old World warblers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Sylviidae)
Old World flycatchers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Muscicapidae)
Fairy flycatchers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Stenostiridae)
Fantails (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Rhipiduridae)
Monarch flycatchers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Monarchidae)
Laughingthrushes and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Leiothrichidae)
Babblers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Timaliidae)
Ground babblers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Pellorneidae)
Vireos and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Vireonidae)
Tits (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Paridae)
Nuthatches (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Sittidae)
Sunbirds and spiderhunters (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Nectariniidae)
Flowerpeckers (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Dicaeidae)
White-eyes (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Zosteropidae)
Old World orioles (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Oriolidae)
Fairy-bluebirds (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Irenidae)
Shrikes (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Laniidae)
Woodshrikes and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Tephrodornithidae)
Drongos (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Dicruridae)
Woodswallows (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Artamidae)
Crows and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Corvidae)
Starlings (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Sturnidae)
Waxbills and allies (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Estrildidae)
Buntings (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Emberizidae)
Finches (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Fringillidae)
Sparrows (Order: Passeriformes, Family: Passeridae)

Mammals (Class: Mammalia)

Elephants (Order: Proboscidea, Family: Proboscidea)
Even-toed ungulates (Order: Artiodactyla)
Deer (Family: Cervidae)
Bovids (Family: Bovidae)
Chevrotains (Family: Tragulidae)
Suids (Family: Suidae)
Carnivorans (Order: Carnivora)
Bears (Family: Ursidae)
Cats (Family: Felidae)
Viverrids (Family: Viverridae)
Mustelids (Family: Mustelidae)
Mongooses (Family: Herpestidae)
Canids (Family: Canidae)
Primates (Order: Primate)
Gibbons (Family: Hylobatidae)
Macaques (Family: Cercopithecidae, Genus: Macaca)
Lorisids (Family: Lorisidae)
Pangolins (Order: Pholidota, Family: Manidae)
Hares (Order: Lagomorpha, Family: Leporidae)
Shrews (Order: Soricomorpha, Scandentia)
Rodents (Order: Rodentia)
Old World porcupines (Family: Hystricidae)
Squirrels (Family: Sciuridae)
Moonrats (Family: Erinaceidae)
Murids (Family: Muridae)
Bats
Horseshoe bats (Family: Rhinolophidae)
Old World leaf-nosed bats (Family: Hipposideridae)
Sac-winged bats (Family: Emballonuridae)
Megabats (Family: Pteropodidae, Macroglossinae)
Free-tailed bats (Family: Molossidae)
False vampire bats (Family: Megadermatidae)

Turtles (Order: Testudines)

Softshell turtles (Family: Trionychidae)
Freshwater pond turtles (Family: Geoemydidae)
Southeast Asian box turtles (Genus: Cuora)
Asian leaf turtles (Genus: Cyclemys)
Asian pond turtles (Genus: Heosemys)
Snail-eating turtles (Genus: Malayemys)

Lizards (Suborder: Saurina)

Geckos (Family: Gekkonidae)
Bent-toed geckos (Genus: Cyrtodactylus)
House geckos (Genus: Hemidactylus)
Four-clawed geckos (Genus: Gehyra)
Tokay geckos (Genus: Gekko)
Parachute geckos (Genus: Ptychozoon)
Agamid lizards (Family: Agamidae)
Gliding lizards (Genus: Draco)
Tree lizards (Genus: Acanthosaura)
Crested lizards (Genus: Bronchocela)
Crested lizards (Genus: Calotes)
Water dragons (Genus: Physignathus)
Butterfly lizards (Genus: Leiolepis)
Long-tailed lizards (Family: Lacertidae)
Skinks (Family: Scincidae)
Sun skinks (Genus: Eutropis, Toenayar)
Striped skinks (Genus: Lipinia)
Tree skinks (Genus: Dasia)
Leaf-litter skinks (Genus: Scincella)
Forest skinks (Genus: Sphenomorphus)
Monitors (Family: Varanidae)

Snakes (Suborder: Serpentes)

Blind snakes (Family: Typhlopidae)
Genus: Ramphotyphlops, Typhlops, Indotyphlops, Argyrophis, Gerrhopilus
Sunbeam snakes (Family: Xenopeltidae)
Pythons (Family: Pythonidae)
Colubrid snakes (Family: Colubridae)
Slug-eating snakes (Genus: Asthenodipsas, Pareas)
Racers (Genus: Coelognathus, Oreocryptophis, Orthriophis, Gonyosoma, Rhadinophis)
Rat snakes (Genus: Ptyas)
Ringnecks (Genus: Gongylosoma)
Kukri snakes (Genus: Oligodon)
Reed snakes (Genus: Calamaria, Pseudorabdion)
Bronzebacks (Genus: Dendrelaphis)
Tree snakes (Genus: Chrysopelea)
Wolf snakes (Genus: Lycodon, Dinodon, Lepturophis)
Bridle snakes (Genus: Dryocalamus)
Blackheads (Genus: Sibynophis)
Cat snakes (Genus: Boiga)
Mock vipers (Genus: Psammodynastes)
Whip snakes (Genus: Ahaetulla, Dryophiops)
Keelbacks (Genus: Amphiesma, Hebius)
Bamboo snakes (Genus: Pseudoxenodon)
Asian keelbacks (Genus: Rhabdophis)
Keelbacks (Genus: Xenochrophis)
Homalopsine water snakes (Family: Homalopsine)
Water snakes (Genus: Homalopsis)
Elaphid snakes (Family: Elapidae)
Kraits genus (Genus: Bungarus)
Cobras genus (Genus: Naja)
King Cobra (Genus: Ophiophagus)
Long-Glanded coral snakes (Genus: Calliophis)
Coral snakes (Genus: Sinomicrurus)
Pit vipers (Family: Crotalidae)
Green pit vipers (Genus: Cryptelytrops, Viridovipera, Popeia, Trimeresurus, Tropidolaemus)

Amphibians (Order: Anura)

Fork-tongued frogs (Familly: Dicroglossidae)
Java/floating frogs (Genus: Occidozyga)
Litter frogs (Family: Megophryidae)
Asian horned frogs (Genus: Megophrys)
Narrow-mouthed frogs (Family: Microhylidae)
Micryletta genus
Rice frogs (Genus: Microhyla)
Shrub frogs (Family: Rhacophoridae)
Bug-eyed frogs/warty treefrogs (Genus: Theloderma)
Whipping frogs (Genus: Polypedates)
Kurixalus genus
Raorchestes genus
True frogs (Family: Ranidae)
Fejervarya genus
Fanged frogs (Genus: Limnonectes)
Golden-backed frogs
Meristogenys genus
Odorous frogs (Genus: Odorrana)
True toads (Family: Bufonidae)
Duttaphrynus genus
Caecilians (Family: Ichthyophiidae)
Ichthyophis genus

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