Everytime I visit Bharatpur, it mesmerizes with the variety of birds that you can see. Long walks are best to find wide variety of birds that makes this sanctury its adobe. From ducks to eagles, from Saras to Owls and from Python to Jackals. Posting some pictures from my recent trip to Bharatpur.
Deers are fearless here and even poses for photographs.
Yellow footed Green piegon is state bird of Maharashtra (Known as Hariyal also). I seldomly saw it in Maharashtra so far but is residing here in comfortably and in large numbers through out the park.
Rufous Treepie is also known as Tiger bird. Known to eat insects on tiger skin. Possibly, most seen treepie variety in India.
Another common sighted birds are Oriential Magpie Robin, Shrike, Kingfishers, Jungle Babblers and Bulbuls.
A Barbet is beautiful bird and not easily seen.
A lovely Red-breasted Flycatcher.
A quiet roamer..Jackal
Keoladeo National park has large water lakes (total 9). Each has large quantities of Ducks.
Common are spotbilled ducks. They are in large numbers.
Comb ducks are also seen in good numbers.
Lesser Whistling Ducks
Bar Headed Geese
Along with Ducks, the lakes are home of Coromonts, Herons and Darters.
On the banks of these lakes, one will find a lot of Sandpipers, Black-winged stilts and Plovers.
Eagles. Majorly you can see Crested Serpent Eagle and Eastern Imperial Eagle here.
Winter visitors like Stokrs, various ducks and blue throats are special.
Painted Stork. Painted stork is known to make colonies on acasia trees which are surrounded by water in the park.
Juvenile storks at the nest.
Coots are also visitors from China and by numbers they are largest in the Park.
Sarus crane is amazing sight and highlight of visit to Keoladeo. Got a chance on pair of Sarus Crane pair. Yes, they always seen in pairs. This beautiful creature is the tallest flying bird in the world, standing at a height of up to 5’9″. They’re not hard to spot with their large gray bodies and bright red faces and have become an iconic species of open wetlands. Much like other cranes, the Sarus Crane forms long-lasting pair bonds and are considered symbols of marital fidelity in India. It is believed that the cranes mate for life and pine the loss of their mates even to the point of starving to death.
Keoladeo national park is home of many cattle that dot the landscape of the park. They are now native of the park.
Coromont with a catch.
Darter with a catch.