Notes from Haryana: The ever popular Sultanpur National Park

As the state government showcased Sultanpur habitat as part of its tableau in the just held Republic Day parade at the Rajpath in New Delhi, I thought of writing about this ever popular bird-watching destination located within the confines of…

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Notes from Haryana; The bird paradise of Bhindawas

The tropical and northern-dry deciduous forest belt of Haryana is exceptionally rich in birdlife. A substantial chunk of the bird species found in the entire state along with Delhi region could be spotted here in this semi-desert sandy plain area….

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Rhesus Macaque

Rhesus Macaque Local Name: Bandar Distribution: Widely distributed across South, Central and Southeast Asia; inhabit a great variety of habitats from grasslands to arid and forested areas, but also close to human settlements Conservation Status: Common Location: Sultanpur National Park,…

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Blue Bull (Nilgai)

Nilgai (Male) Local Name: Roz Distribution: Throughout lowlands of the region Conservation Status: Common Location: Sultanpur National Park, Haryana, Dec 2011

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Black-necked Stork, Sultanpur, Dec 2011

Black-necked Stork, Sultanpur, Dec 2011

Black-necked Stork; 129-150 cm
Local Name: Loharjung
Distribution: Increasingly rare breeding resident throughout Indian lowlands. Also occurs in SE Asia and Australia
Conservation Status: Near-threatened. Close to being vulnerable
Location: Sultanpur National Park, Dec 2011

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