Bokor National Park is located in southern Cambodia’s Kampot Province, home to popular tourist attractions including French colonial ruins, Popokvil Waterfall, and cliffside pagodas. But did you know that within the lush evergreen forest and grasslands exists a unique habitat of fascinating bird species such as the magnificent Great Hornbill and the Mountain Eagle Hawk?

Here is our list of the top 10 bird species to see around Bokor National Park!

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1. Great Hornbill

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Scientific Name: Buceros bicornis

IUCN Classification: Vulnerable

Interesting Fact: A huge, distinctive hornbill with a large yellow bill and casque. Sexes are similar, except that females have an entirely yellow casque, a pale iris, and bare pink skin around the eye. Their call is very loud and they stay with a flock on the big tall trees.

2. Wreathed Hornbill

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Scientific Name: Rhyticeros undulatus

IUCN Classification: Vulnerable

Interesting Fact: A large and stately hornbill of expansive montane forest. The sexes are very similar, but the colour of the pouch make them different, male with yellow pouch and female with blue pouch.

3. Moustached Barbet

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Scientific Name: Psilopogon incognitus

IUCN Classification: Least Concern

Interesting Fact: Typically Barbets are green with a brightly-colored face. The facial pattern is plainer than some barbets; subtly attractive nonetheless: blue overall with red speckles on the edge and black line through the eye and across the cheek.

4. Long-tailed Broadbill

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Scientific Name: Psarisomus dalhousiae

IUCN Classification: Least Concern

Interesting Fact: A colorful, cartoonish-looking bird of tropical foothill and montane forests. Completely unmistakable; green with a black-and-yellow head and bright blue tail.

5. Blue-bearded Bee-eater

Brown Shrike @ SVC Mony Sang

Scientific Name: Nyctyornis athertoni

IUCN Classification: Least Concern

Interesting Fact: A large bee-eater that appears greenish overall. Note the bluish-green forehead, the long blue streak down the throat to the breast, and the dull yellow belly with green streaks. It has a dark, heavy bill and a long tail.

6. Blue-winged Leafbird

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Scientific Name: Chloropsis cochinchinensis

IUCN Classification: Least Concern

Interesting Fact: Medium-sized forest-dweller that is often seen in pairs or with mixed flocks. Male has a yellow tinge to the head and a triangular black patch with a deep blue center extending down from between the eye and the base of the bill. Female is green all over with a small blue smudge near the base of the bill.

7. Asian Fairy-Bluebird

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Scientific Name: Irena puella

IUCN Classification: Least Concern

Interesting Fact: A chunky tree-dweller with blood-red eyes. The spectacular male is decked out in midnight black and electric blue. The Female is dark turquoise with dark wingtips.

8. Black-crested Bulbul

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Scientific Name: Rubigula flaviventris

IUCN Classification: Least Concern

Interesting Fact: Greenish-yellow bulbul with a dark head and crest. Pale eyes give it a perpetually angry or surprised appearance!

9. Barred Cuckoo-Dove

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Scientific Name: Macropygia unchall

IUCN Classification: Least Concern

Interesting Fact: A shy brown dove of forests with dense understory. Wings and tail are dark brown, and the rest of the body is closer to tan. Males are boldly barred on the chest, and both sexes have a bronzy-green tinge to the nape.

10. Mountain Hawk-eagle

Brown Shrike @ SVC Mony Sang

Scientific Name: Nisaetus nipalensis

IUCN Classification: Least Concern

Interesting Fact: A large, bulky eagle of forested hills. The small head, immensely broad wings, and large, often fanned-out tail give this bird the silhouette of a hawk on steroids when in flight. When perched, the thin upright crest separates this species from any hawk.