INDO-MALAYAN
Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
(Asian Rainforest)

The tropical rainforest of Asia is the second most diverse in the world, but it is being cleared rapidly...

Distribution

Rainforest is the dominating natural vegetation type in much of tropical Asia, especially before humans began to develop the region. It ranges over a huge area; from Bali, then west through Java, Sumatra, north into Borneo, peninsula Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and up into southern China, then west into India and Sri Lanka. Within that large zone it obviously varies in plant and animal composition, particularly with many of the spots being separated by ocean in our current interglacial.

Additionally, within that moist forest, there is variation in altitude which results in many vegetation communities, from steamy lowland jungle on the coast, to stunted cloud forest in the mountains.

A small clearer tannin-stained black water creek meets a larger murkier brown water river in Indonesian Borneo. 

For the page on the fungi, lichen & moss of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on the plants of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on the invertebrates of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on the arachnids of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on the insects of the Asian tropical rainforest
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For the page on the frogs of the Asian tropical rainforest

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For the page on the pheasants, pigeons, frogmouths, eagles and owls of the Asian tropical rainforest
For the page on the hornbills, bee-eaters, kingfishers, barbets woodpeckers, broadbills, parrots and pittas of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on the passerine songbirds birds of the Asian tropical rainforest 
For the page on the bulbuls of the Asian tropical rainforest
For the page on the white-eyes & yuhinas of the Asian tropical rainforest
For the page on the babblers & relatives of the Asian tropical rainforest 
For the page on the flowerpeckers & sunbirds of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on the mammals of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on the primates of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on the rodents of the tropical Asian rainforest
For the page on the bats of the Asian tropical rainforest
For the page on the carnivores of the Asian tropical rainforest

For the page on places to experience the Asian tropical rainforest


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