Thai National Parks

Wildlife in Khao Yai

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.

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, especially 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 join our Thai Biodiversity Survey & Species ID group on Facebook and post a photo. We will gladly add it to our range maps once the ID is confirmed by an expert.

Birds (Class: Aves)

Total 448 species

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

Mammals (Class: Mammalia)

Total 68 species

Elephants (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)
Asiatic linsangs (Family: Prionodontidae)
Mongooses (Family: Herpestidae)
Canids (Family: Canidae)
Primates (Order: Primate)
Gibbons (Family: Hylobatidae)
Macaques (Family: Cercopithecidae, Genus: Macaca)
Lorisids (Family: Lorisidae)
Hares (Family: Leporidae)
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)

Total 30 species

Geckos (Family: Gekkonidae)
Bent-toed geckos (Genus: Cyrtodactylus)
House geckos (Genus: Hemidactylus)
Four-clawed geckos (Genus: Gehyra)
Dwarf geckos (Genus: Hemiphyllodactylus)
Tokay geckos (Genus: Gekko)
Agamid lizards (Family: Agamidae)
Flying dragons (Genus: Draco)
Tree dragons (Genus: Acanthosaura)
Green lizards (Genus: Bronchocela)
Crested lizards (Genus: Calotes)
Water dragons (Genus: Physignathus)
Butterfly lizards (Genus: Leiolepis)
True lizards, Lacertas (Family: Lacertidae)
Grass lizards (Genus: Takydromus)
Skinks (Family: Scincidae)
Sun skinks (Genus: Eutropis, Toenayar)
Striped skinks (Genus: Lipinia)
Tree skinks (Genus: Dasia)
Stream skinks (Genus: Tropidophorus)
Leaf-litter skinks (Genus: Scincella)
Forest skinks (Genus: Sphenomorphus, Tytthoscincus)
Monitors (Family: Varanidae)

Snakes (Suborder: Serpentes)

Total 52 species

Pit vipers (Family: Crotalidae)
Green pit vipers (Genus: Trimeresurus, Tropidolaemus)
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)
Colubrid snakes (Family: Colubridae)
Slug-eating snakes (Genus: Asthenodipsas, Pareas)
Racers (Genus: Coelognathus, Oreocryptophis, Elaphe, Gonyosoma)
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 & Bridle snakes (Genus: Lycodon)
Mountain snakes (Genus: Plagiopholis)
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, Fowlea)
Pythons (Family: Pythonidae)
Sunbeam snakes (Family: Xenopeltidae)
Blind snakes (Family: Typhlopidae)
Blind snakes (Genus: Argyrophis, Gerrhopilus, Indotyphlops, Ramphotyphlops)

Amphibians (Order: Anura)

Total 23 species

Fork-tongued frogs (Familly: Dicroglossidae)
Puddle frogs (Genus: Occidozyga)
Litter frogs (Family: Megophryidae)
Asian horned toads (Genus: Xenophrys, Megophrys)
Narrow-mouthed frogs (Family: Microhylidae)
Rice frogs (Genus: Microhyla)
Shrub frogs (Family: Rhacophoridae)
Bug-eyed frogs/warty treefrogs (Genus: Theloderma)
Whipping frogs (Genus: Polypedates)
Foam-nest frogs (Genus: Chiromantis)
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

Not grouped yet

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