Nameri National Park: Birding by the Riverside
Nameri National Park is situated in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India and is just 35 km away from the cultural city of Tezpur. Along with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh, it covers an area of over 1000 km2, of which it alone constitutes 200 km2. It was announced as a reserve forest in 1978 and was set up as a National Park in 1998.
Nameri has mostly moist deciduous and evergreen forests. It has more than 600 species of flowers and trees. The wild animals found in Nameri are the Sloth Bear, Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Gaur (Indian Bison), Himalayan Black Bear, Tiger, Elephants, Capped Langur, Indian Giant Squirrel, Asiatic wild dog, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Sambar, Assamese macaque and various other species. It is also considered to be an Elephant Reserve because of the large number of elephants found here.
Nameri National Park has more than 300 species of birds and is like a dreamworld for the bird lovers. The major attraction here is the white-winged wood duck, which is an endangered species. The other bird species found here are Drongos, Asian Fairy-Bluebird, Oriental Hobby, Bee-eaters, Babblers, Plovers, Amur Falcon, Silver-backed Needletail, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Mainas, Barbets, Bulbuls, Hornbills, White-crowned Forktail, Slender-billed Oriole, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Sultan Tit, Black-bellied Tern, Jerdon’s Babbler, Great Wreathed, and Rufous-necked Hornbills, White-cheeked Partridge, Ruddy, Blue-eared, and Oriental Dwarf Kingfishers, Jerdon’s and Black Baza, Pallas’s, Grey-headed and Lesser Fish Eagles, Blue-naped Pitta, Rufous-backed Sibia, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Long-billed Plover, Red-throated Pipit and Ibis bill.
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