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Kaziranga NP, India (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Kaziranga NP, India

Map of Kaziranga NP, India

Naturs Trail with Full of Thrills and Wilderness
Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans) Asiatic Elephant (Elephas maximus) Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta)
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis) White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) Gray-headed Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus ichthyaetus) Hog Deer (Axis porcinus) Hog Deer (Axis porcinus)
Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus) Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Yellow-footed Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus) - Eating Yellow-footed Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus) Lineated Barbet (Psilopogon lineatus)
Capped Langur (Trachypithecus pileatus) Capped Langur (Trachypithecus pileatus) - In Action Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) Asiatic Elephant (Elephas maximus) Oriental Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) Western Hoolock Gibbon (Hoolock hoolock)
Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) Asian Pied Starling (Gracupica contra) Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabaricus) Indochinese Roller (Coracias affinis)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) - Juvenile Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius)

National Park full of rhinos.


Around The World in 66 Days

2/14/2013: We arrived in the airport at Jorhat to begin our journey to Kaziranga National Park. The idea was to see the rhinos that are still running around as well as the third species of gibbon, the howlook.
The airport was a small mob of taxi drivers, and we decided to take one to a "tourist office" listed in the outdated guidebook that we had taped together.

The tourist office was really a hotel, and they could not understand why we weren't checking into the hotel right away. I guess some people just drive to the park from there. After some more trouble making phone calls, we ended up on a packed bus heading toward the park.

The park was a nice spot, and we met some friendly travelers from other parts of India at the hotel. I was happy to be eating India food for a change, and we also tried some regional specialties from Assam.

We drove around a lot in the jeep, and we were lucky enough to see gibbons in two locations. Rhinos, monkeys and elephants were running around everywhere. We even heard a tiger roaring as well as some poachers murdering rhinos for their horns.
The hiking possibilities were limited due to the general lawlessness in the hills.

Previous Visit (Kolkata: 2/13/2013)
Next Visit (Namieri National Park: 2/16/2013)

Species Recorded (69)

Birds ( 60 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Spot-billed Pelican - Pelecanus philippensis

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Tickell's Leaf-Warbler - Phylloscopus affinis

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Himalayan Griffon - Gyps himalayensis
Slender-billed Vulture - Gyps tenuirostris

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Indian Cormorant - Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Oriental Darter - Anhinga melanogaster

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Medium Egret - Ardea intermedia
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Indian Pond-Heron - Ardeola grayii
Eastern Cattle Egret - Bubulcus coromandus

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Black-headed Ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Asian Openbill - Anastomus oscitans
Asian Woolly-necked Stork - Ciconia episcopus
Black-necked Stork - Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Greater Adjutant - Leptoptilos dubius
Lesser Adjutant - Leptoptilos javanicus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Indian Spot-billed Duck - Anas poecilorhyncha
Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus
Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Gray-headed Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus ichthyaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Red-wattled Lapwing - Vanellus indicus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Bronze-winged Jacana - Metopidius indicus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus
Common Redshank - Tringa totanus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Spotted Dove - Spilopelia chinensis
Yellow-footed Pigeon - Treron phoenicopterus

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Red-breasted Parakeet - Psittacula alexandri

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis

( Dacelonidae )
Stork-billed Kingfisher - Pelargopsis capensis

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum cruentatum

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Indochinese Roller - Coracias affinis

Hoopoes ( Upupidae )
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops

Hornbills ( Bucerotidae )
Oriental Pied-Hornbill - Anthracoceros albirostris
Great Hornbill - Buceros bicornis

Barbets ( Megalaimoidae )
Blue-throated Barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Lineated Barbet - Psilopogon lineatus

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Long-tailed Minivet - Pericrocotus ethologus

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Black Drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos
Rufous Treepie - Dendrocitta vagabunda

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
Black-hooded Oriole - Oriolus xanthornus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Citrine Wagtail - Motacilla citreola

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Brown Shrike - Lanius cristatus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Jungle Myna - Acridotheres fuscus
Asian Pied Starling - Gracupica contra
Chestnut-tailed Starling - Sturnia malabarica

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Baya Weaver - Ploceus philippinus




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