Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Pench Camp sightings

Clicked by Rupali G.
The land of Mowgli welcomes you with its amazing landscape and awesome biodiversity. That is a reason why lots of nature lovers are attracted towards it. Although this year the temperature was too high, we visited the Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh with great energy. As, every season in the wild (and wildlife) has its own beauty. We were 12 of us from Mumbai and had about 5 safaries in the national park.

The forest being located in central India has Moist Deciduous type of vegetation with Sal trees present in huge numbers. Apart from this tree trees like Arjun, palas, amaltas are among the few that show their dominance.
Orchid Clicked by Dr. Shreya B.
Bauhinia vahlii clicked by Dr. Shreya B.
Amaltas cliced by Dr. Shreya B.

Some of the fauna sighted during safaris is listed below -

Birds: (Thanks to all the participants for making this list with great enthusiasm)
Jungle Owlet
1. Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata)
2. Common Hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius)
3. Eurasian Collared-dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
4. Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
5. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)
6. Crested Treeswift (Hemiprocne coronata)
7. Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)
8. Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus)
9. Malabar Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus)
10. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
11. Stone-curlew (Burhinus indicus)
12. Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)
13. Great Tit (Parus major)
14. Yellow-throated Sparrow (Petronia xanthocollis)
15. Eastern Jungle Crow (Corvus (macrorynchos) levaillantii)
16. Indian Jungle Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus)
17. Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus)
18. Grey-headed Fish-eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)
19. Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Malabar pied hornbill
20. Gold-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)
21. Red Spurfowl (Galloperdix spadicea)
22. Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis)
23. Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica)
24. Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
25. Wooly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)
26. Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
27. Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)
28. Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis)
29. Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)
30. Rufous Woodpecker (Micropternus brachyurus)
31. Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)
32. Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)
33. Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata)
Indian Roller clicked by Sameer G.
34. Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus)
35. Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis)
36. Spotted Owl (Athene brama)
37. Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)
38. Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum)
39. Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)
40. Grey-headed Starling (Sturnia malabarica)
41. Brahminy Starling (Sturnia pagodarum)
42. Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
43. Red-vented Bulbul (Pynconotus cafer)
44. Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)
Knob billed duck clicked by Thiruvengadam E.
45. Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos)
46. White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa)
47. Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)
48. Yellow-footed Green-pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus)
49. White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
50. White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
51. White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
52. Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia)
53. Indian Pond-heron (Ardeola grayii)
54. Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina)
Greater flameback clicked by Thiruvengadam E.
55. Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis)
56. Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus)
57. Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura)
58. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)
59. Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)
60. Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)
61. Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

Indian pitta clicked by Meghana O.

Painted spur fowl clicked by Meghana O.

Indian grey hornbill clicked by Sameer G.
Tiger Clicked by Dr. Shreya B.

Sambar swimmingclicked by Sameer G.
Spotted deer
Sambar deer
Rhesus macaque
Hanuman Langur
Wild dog
Wild boar
Civet cat
Indian gray Mongoose
Hanuman Langur clicked by Sameer G.

Spotted deer clicked by Dr. Shreya B.

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