Rajaji National Park Bird Watching
About Rajaji National Park
Rajaji hums with life; it is one of the most diverse range of wildlife habitats in the country. A total of 49 species of mammals are known to be present here, including the Asian Elephant and the Tiger which are highly endangered species.
One may get to watch a herd of elephants roaming majestically in the jungle or even a tiger picking its way through the tall grass or the visitor may get excited by various kinds of wildlife including Cheetal, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Langur, Monitor Lizard, Leopard, Himalayan Yellow Throated Marten, Sloth Bear, Python, Civet Cat and even King-Cobra.
A vast variety of winged delights include Peo Fowl, Jungle Fowl, Kaleej Pheasant, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Thrush, Kingfisher, Parakeet, Warbler, Barbet, FInch, Indian Roller, Oriole and the list goes on.
Many other rare birds like the paradise flycatcher, oriole, scarlet minivet, sunbird, crimson sunbird, leafbird, plum-headed and rose-ringed parakeet, oriental magpie robin, emerald dove, green pigeon, spot-billed duck, Asian open-bill, woolly-necked stork, four species of kingfisher and many species of ducks are in plenty in this reserve.
Rajaji is home to 384 bird species belonging to 57 families. Out of the total species, 89 are migrants, 145 resident, 53 altitidinal migrant, 8 local migrants and status of 18 is unknown, which include birds like White-Napped Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Northen Gorshawk, etc.
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