From May to October every year, the Gurney's pitta (Pitta gurneyi), one of Thailand's protected wild animals, have their breeding season. Their last remaining habitat in the Kingdom is a small fragment of the last lowland tropical forest in southern Thailand, near the boundary of Khao Pra-Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary in Tambon Klong Thom Nua, Khlong Thom district, Krabi.
The site is an Important Bird Area (IBA) and arguably the most important one on the peninsula, supporting the richest lowland forest birdlife in Thailand.
Known in Thai as nok taew laew thong dam, Gurney's pitta is an endemic species of Thailand and Myanmar. And Krabi province is popular with naturalists and birdwatchers worldwide wanting to see this species. The Myanmar population was larger in Tanintharyi region in the south of the country but its numbers are decreasing.
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