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There are several birds that are found in India, and birds that migrate here seasonally. Many of those are the great hornbill, Indian pitta, rock bush quail, Indian cuckoo, black headed ibis, and not to forget the national bird, peacock (peafowl). These names don't even cover the many amphibians that reside permanently or temporarily in India, and have fascinating characteristics.
As of 2016, India has about 1,266 species of birds, out of which about sixty-one are endemic, one introduced by humans, A less known fact is that two species out of these 1,266, are considered to be extirpated, and the globally threatened species are about eighty-five. As of 2016, India has about 1,266 species of birds, out of which about sixty-one are endemic,
one introduced by humans, and twenty-five are rare or as some may say, accidental. A less known fact is that two species out of these 1,266, are considered to be extirpated, and the globally threatened species are about eighty-five and twenty-five are rare or as some may say, accidental. There are several bird sanctuaries and national parks which have various species of birds, which may either be shared with other sanctuaries or national parks, or be limited to them. There are about 46 species out of the 156 species of pheasants and partridges found in India, which includes birds like quails, sniwcocks, partridges and peafowls among other birds.
There are also about 42 species, put of the 131 species of ducks, geese and swans found in India, which are adapted to aquatic environment and are known to have webbed feet. Two of the five species of loons are also found in India, which are known to resemble large ducks or small geese, but are totally different from them. Several other species like flamingos, ibises, storks, pelicans, spoonbills, herons, hawks and eagles are also among the species that are found in India.
There are several spectacular areas where you can find several common and uncommon species of birds. One of such places is the Jim Corbett National Park, where you can easily find about five hundred bird species. While you can find great birds in March and April, winters are the perfect time to spot migratory birds. Another place is the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, where there are about 300 species of birds. The ideal time to visit this place would be August to November, generally, and October to February if you want to spot migratory birds.
These are just two of the many, many places where you can find birds in abundance, like Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary, Odisha, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana and Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, which have more than 200 bird species each.
While India has a rich variety of birds, we need to control the pollution, that ends up harming our domestic as well as migratory birds.
Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
Spot the colorful feathered creatures chirping in the green surroundings.