Riau Giam-Siak Kecil Wildlife Reserve

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Giam-Siak Kecil Wildlife Reserve 

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Latitude : 1 12 49 N Logitude : 101 41 3 E
Altitude : 5 to 15 metres
Area : 100000 ha Wetlands: 32000 ha
Legislation : SK Menhut No. 173/Kpts/II/1986
Site Description
The area consists of swamp forest, peat swamp forest and floodplain lakes. North and norteast lies a large peat dome with reportedly some of the deepest peat in Sumatra. Along the river numerous shallow floodplain lakes occur that are connected to the Siak Kecil by narrow streams. Much of the forest is secondary, having been selectively logged prior to gazettal. Principal vegetation: Peatswamp forest 30,000 ha. Up to 30 species. Freshwater swamp forest 2,000 ha.
Site Location
This site is situated on the eastern side of Sumatra, approximately 45 km south west of Selat Bengkalis. The site is located along and southwest of a 50km section of Sungai Siak Kecil. The northern boundary is approximately 40 km from Dumai.

Mammals
* Long-tailed macaque – Macaca fascicularis
* Pig-tailed macaque – Macaca nemestrina
* Silvered leaf monkey – Trachypithecus cristatus
* Sumatran tiger – Panthera tigris sumatrae
* Malayan sun bear – Helarctos malayanus
* Sumatran elephant – Elephas maximus
* Malayan tapir – Tapirus indicus

Birds
* Laced Woodpecker – Picus vittatus
* Oriental Pied-Hornbill – Anthracoceros albirostris
* Black Hornbill – Anthracoceros malayanus
* Wrinkled Hornbill – Aceros corrugatus
* Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot – Loriculus galgulus
* Long-tailed Parakeet – Psittacula longicauda
* Oriental Bay-Owl – Phodilus badius
* Sunda Scops-Owl – Otus lempiji
* Buffy Fish-Owl – Ketupa ketupu
* Brown Hawk-Owl – Ninox scutulata
* Mountain Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula badia
* Masked Finfoot – Heliopais personata
* Oriental Honey-buzzard – Pernis ptilorhyncus
* Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus
* Crested Serpent-Eagle – Spilornis cheela
* Eastern Marsh-Harrier – Circus spilonotus
* Crested Goshawk – Accipiter trivirgatus

* Chinese Goshawk – Accipiter soloensis
* Japanese Sparrowhawk – Accipiter gularis
* Changeable Hawk-Eagle – Spizaetus cirrhatus
* Black-thighed Falconet – Microhierax fringillarius
* Great-billed Heron – Ardea sumatrana
* Milky Stork – Mycteria cinerea
* Storm’s Stork – Ciconia stormi
* Lesser Adjutant – Leptoptilos javanicus
* Arctic Warbler – Phylloscopus borealis
* Red-throated Sunbird – Anthreptes rhodolaema
* Long-billed Spiderhunter – Arachnothera robusta

Reptiles
* Bornean Terrapin – Orlitia borneensis
* Water Monitor – Varanus salvator
* Equatorial Spitting Cobra – Naja sumatrana
* Reticulated Python – Python reticulatus
* Estuarine Crocodile – Crocodylus porosus
* False Ghavial – Tomistoma schlegelii

Fishes
* Arowana – Scleropages formosus

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