Jeypore Rain Forest: Kingdom of the Crickets
The Jeypore Rainforest in Dibrugarh, Assam is known for the variety of flora and fauna found there. It has been estimated that there are 283 species of birds and 46 species of mammals living in the forest. Besides these, there are also different kinds of butterflies as well as various species of reptiles and amphibians, orchids, damselflies and dragonflies present.
The place has a rich history as during the pre-colonial era, it was under the rule of the Ahoms. One can also find a number of tea plantations near the forest, which were originally set up by the British.
Some of the popular bird species found there are Lesser Adjutant Stork, Great Pied Hornbill, White-backed Vulture, White Winged Wood Duck, White-cheeked Hill Partridge, Slender-billed Vulture, Rufus necked Hornbill, Black-browed Leaf Warbler, Green Imperial Pigeon, Beautiful Nuthatch, Khaleej Pheasant, Gray Peacock-Pheasant, Wreathed Hornbill and Pale-capped Pigeon.