Sembilang National Park, Flora and Fauna Habitat to Migratory Birds from Siberia - indephedia.com

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Sembilang National Park, Flora and Fauna Habitat to Migratory Birds from Siberia



INDEPHEDIA.com - Sembilang National Park is a national park located on the coast of the Province of South Sumatra, Indonesia, precisely in the Districts of Banyuasin and Musi Banyuasin (Muba). The national park, which has an area of ​​2,051 km², consists of peat swamp forest, freshwater swamp forest and riparian forest in South Sumatra Province.

To reach Sembilang National Park, from Palembang to Sungsang, about 2 hours by chartered motorboat, plus 2 hours to the location. The best time to visit this national park is between June and August.

Sembilang National Park is a habitat for Sumatran tigers, Asian elephants, Asian tapirs, gibbons, golden cats, Sambar deer, estuarine crocodiles, Sembilang fish, giant freshwater turtles, freshwater dolphins and various bird species.



In addition, a variety of terrestrial and aquatic plants grow in this park, including elephant nails (Acrostichum aureum), nipah (Nypa fruticans), sea fir (Casuarina equisetifolia), pandanus (Pandanus tectorius), sea hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus), Nibung (Casuarina equisetifolia), pandanus (Pandanus tectorius), sea waru (Hibiscus tiliaceus), nibung (Casuarina equisetifolia), pandanus (Pandanus tectorius), sea waru (Hibiscus tiliaceus), Nibung (Casuarina equisetifolia) Oncosperm tigillaria), jelutung (Jelutung), growling (Koompassia excelsa), rat gelam (Syzygium inophylla), Rhizophora sp, Sonneratia alba, and gimnorrhiza Bruguiera.

Coastal and forest areas, especially in Sembilang and Banyuasin Peninsula, are habitats for Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae), Asian elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), siamang (Hylobates syndactylus syndactylus) and golden cats (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), siamang (Hylobates syndactylus syndactylus) and golden cats (Catopuma temminckii) temminckii).

Then, there are also sambar deer (Cervus unicolor equinus), saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), Sembilang fish (Plotusus canius), giant freshwater turtles (Chitra indica), freshwater dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) and various species of birds.

Large numbers for migratory birds from Siberia can be seen in Sembilang, reaching a climax in October. Calls from thousands of birds flying in formation can even be heard over the roaring waves of the Bangka Strait. The western part of Sembilang National Park is bordered by the Jambi Province Berbak National Park. (ART.IN/ENG/*)

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