Home to the Cambodia’s endemic bird Cambodian Laughingthrush
Phnom Aural, in the Cardamon Mountains, is the highest peak in Cambodia. It lies 1813 meters above sea level. Its location in the southern plains is a bit off the beaten track and offers a great opportunity to see some really interesting species that are not seen in other parts of Cambodia.
The evergreen Aural forest is home to the Cambodian Laughingthrush (one of the two endemic bird species in Cambodia) and many other rare birds, who live at this high elevation. This site is difficult to access and requires a long 6-hour climb, from the base in Srekenbei village.
Aural Bird Checklist
Phnom Aural supports a number of species including: Cambodian Laughingthrush, Chestnut-headed Partridge, Green Cochoa, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Long-tailed Broadbill, Blue Pitta, Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, White-tailed Robin, Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo, Blyth’s Shrike-babbler, Mountain Scops-owl etc. About 200 bird species have been recorded here.