Mang Den – Kong plong

VietnamBirdShooting 2016-05-15

Mang Den is located in Kong Plong district, Kontum province. The town is developing as a hill resort since 2004, it lies on Road 24 from Kon Tum to Quang Ngai which approximately 50 km to the east of Kontum, in Vietnam's Central Highlands. The forest named Mang Canh forest enterprise on the local road 676, an excellent montane evergreen forest survive mostly intact although it is degrading for a damp project.

Biodiversity of Mang Den –Kong plong

Within the Kontum Plateau EBA, the little-known Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush can be found here is the most highlight for almost birders, it was described as recently as the late 1990s this enigmatic species is known only from the Kon Tum Plateau and until "rediscovery" in mid-2010 although we had tried much time since 2006.

The town itself is a mix pine-broadleaf forest, many birds can be encountered including Black-hooded Laughingthrush, Red-vented Barbet, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Silver Pheasant, Blue Pitta, Rufous-faced Warbler and Tits As mentioned above, the Mang Canh forest is the best spot for Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush, moreover, Rusty-naped, Blue and Blue-rumped Pittas can be founded in some difficult ways, Brown Hornbill, White-winged Magpie, Ratchet-tailed Treepie are along the main road.

Birds highlight of Mang Den – Kong Plong

Pale-capped Pigeon, Northern Brown Hornbill, Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, White-winged Magpie, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Pale Blue Flycatcher, Grey-crowned Tit, Rufous-faced Warbler, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Indochinese Wren-babbler, Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, Grey-crowned Crocias, Rufous-backed Sibia, Grey-faced Warbler, Blue Pitta, Rusty Napped Pitta.

Time for birding and bird photography in Mang Den – Kong Plong

The good time for birding on this site is from the middle of December to May. The good time for bird photography is from the end of March to May.