Nogmung


Nogmung
Nogmung
နောင်မွန်းမြို့
Nogmung is located in Burma
Nogmung
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 27°30′0″N 97°49′0″E / 27.5°N 97.816667°E / 27.5; 97.816667Coordinates: 27°30′0″N 97°49′0″E / 27.5°N 97.816667°E / 27.5; 97.816667
Country  Burma
Division Kachin State
District Putao District
Township Nogmung Township
Government
 – Mayor
Population (2005)
 – Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Nogmung (Burmese: နောင်မွန်းမြို့); sometimes Naung Mung or Naun Mong and combinations) is a town of about 1000 inhabitants (2006) in northern Kachin State (Myanmar, the former Burma). It is the last town encountered when hiking northwards to the Hkakabo Razi National Park and the highest peak of Myanmar, Mt. Hkakabo Razi. Nogmung is also the gateway for Tahaundam, the northernmost village of Myanmar. Nogmung is famous for its birds, and many endemic species are postulated to exist there. Most recently the Naung Mung Scimitar-babbler (Jabouilleia naungmungensis) was described.[1] The Smithsonian's National Zoo and the Hkakabo Razi National Park Authorities have surveyed the avifauna since 2001 in Putao, Nogmung, and northwards to Tahaundam.[2]

References

  1. ^ John H. Rappole, Swen C. Renner, Nay Myo Shwe, Paul R. Sweet. 2005. A New Species of Scimitar-Babbler (Timalidae: Jabouilleia) From the Sub-Himalayan Region of Myanmar. The Auk 122:1064-1069
  2. ^ Swen C. Renner, John H. Rappole, Peter Leimgruber, Daniel S. Kelly, Nay Myo Shwe, Thein Aung, Myint Aung. 2007. Land cover in the Northern Forest Complex of Myanmar: new insights for conservation. Oryx 41:27-37

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