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Kratie, Cambodia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Kratie, Cambodia

Map of Kratie, Cambodia

In Search of the Mekong Wagtail
Mekong Wagtail (Motacilla samveasnae) Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris)

Mekong River Dolphins.


Around The World in 66 Days

1/29/2013: Getting from the casino to Kratie required taking a trio of minivans. These are the kinds of minivans where they squeeze as many people in as they possibly can, and the ride was a challenge. In addition, All the prices seemed to be doubled for foreigners. That was not a huge problem considering that most things cost less than one dollar.

After arriving in Kratie, we took the tuk tuk to the place with the dolphins. I think that we might have been upsold on the two hour boat tour, but it was good to travel around on the river, and we saw three ducks which is three more than we saw in all of Vietnam.

The Mekong river dolphins seemed to be everywhere despite that there are only 75 left in the world.

Previous Visit (Cambodia - Vietnam Border: 1/28/2013)
Next Visit (Phnom Penh: 1/30/2013)

Species Recorded (19)

Birds ( 18 )

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Little Cormorant - Microcarbo niger

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Oriental Darter - Anhinga melanogaster

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Javan Pond-Heron - Ardeola speciosa
Eastern Cattle Egret - Bubulcus coromandus
Striated Heron - Butorides striata

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Indian Spot-billed Duck - Anas poecilorhyncha

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Small Pratincole - Glareola lactea

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Red Collared-Dove - Streptopelia tranquebarica

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Asian Palm-Swift - Cypsiurus balasiensis

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Green Bee-eater - Merops orientalis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Yellow-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus goiavier

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Mekong Wagtail - Motacilla samveasnae

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus




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