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Flora and Fauna

Flora in Corbett National Park

The Corbett National Park is known for its varied vegetation that ranges from dense Mixed, Sal and Sheesham forests interwoven with bamboo thickets, short and tall grasses that offer favorable haunts for wild animals.

Established in the year 1936, the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, India was popularly known as the Ramganga National Park and prior to that it was known as the Hailey National Park.

Some of the trees that can be commonly identified at the Corbett National Park are rohini, karipak, ber, dhak, simal, grewia, bael, kurha, jhingan, marorphali, khair, bakli, tendu, pula, sain etc. The nullahs and ravines that go deep into the Corbett forests have clusters of bamboo thickets and common green shrubs. The vast stretches of chaur or grasslands serve as ideal grazing grounds for herbivores.

A commonly seen plant that forms an integral part of the vegetation at the Corbett National Park is the Ardisia solanacea that happens to be a succulent plant that makes up for water scarcity for certain animals during the dry season.

Some of the sandy banks on the banks of the Ramganga River at the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, India have a thick growth of castor bushes. The low tough herbaceous growth that grows in thick tangles on the banks of still waters also is an important part of the vegetation at the Corbett National Park. In fact almost 51 species of shrubs and 33 species of bamboo thrive at the Corbett National Park.

Fauna in Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett national park has always been a land of trumpet, roar and songs. Jim Corbett national park is one of the most preserved wildlife sanctuaries in India.

The Fauna in Corbett national park is very famous. The fauna in Corbett national park is one of the major tourist attractions of the Indian state of now Uttarakhand, and one of the most visited national parks in the country.

Jim Corbett Park is nestled in the Himalayan. Being in the lap of the nature, environmental conditions are perfect for the preservation and growth of various species of fauna in Corbett national park. These climatic conditions make Corbett safe habitation of rare and endangered wildlife species.

The Royal Bengal Tiger

The Royal Bengal Tiger, the national animal of India is an incredible sight. With its orange hide marked with dark stripes, its white underbelly long tail, huge paws and fearsome teeth, the Royal Bengal Tiger of India is justifiably called the "King of the Jungle". It is the largest of the Big Cats. There are several subspecies of Tiger of which the Siberian Tiger is the largest.

Jim Corbett National Park is haven for not only the tiger but also for its prey. They are four kinds of Deer, Wild Boar, and some other animals. Leopard can be spotted in the hilly area of the park. Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat and Fishing Cat are some of the nocturnal cats that can be located. While lower regions of the park are home to Sloth Bear, the Himalayan Black Bear can be spotted only in higher hill. Dole or Wild Dole and Jackal can be seen in the southern regions of the park. One of the major attractions of the Jim Corbett National Park is Elephant. Some smaller inhabitants of the Corbett include Indian Gray Mongoose, Himalayan Palm Civet, Common Otter, Porcupine and Black Naped Hare. The long-snouted, fish-eating Gharial Crocodile and the 'Mugger' Crocodile can be seen along the Ramganga River shores. One can also locate the Ghoral or Goat Antelopes on the Rocky Hillsides. The Langur and Rhesus Monkeys can be seen throughout the Jim Corbett National Park.

The great form of Fauna in Jim Corbett National Park can be seen in its diversity in bird life. The park is home to more than 585 species of resident and migratory birds include Crested Serpent Eagles, Blossom Headed Parakeet and the Red Jungle Fowl. Thirty-three species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians, 7 species of fish and 37 species of dragonflies have been recorded.

Mammals:

(50 species) There are 4 cats found in Corbett. Tiger, Leopard are the big cats, Jungle Cat and Leopard Cat, Elephant, Spotted Deer (Axis Axis), Sambar (Cervus Unicolor), Hog Deer (Axis Porcinus), Barking Deer (Muntiacus Muntjak), Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa), Langur (Presbytis Entellus) and Rhesus Monkey (Macaque Mulatto). Martin, Black Beer, Sloth Beer, Indian Porcupine. Indian Pangolin .etc

Reptiles:

Indian Marsh Crocodile or Mugger (Crocodilus Palustris), Gharial (Gavialis Gangeticus), King Cobra (Naja Bungarus), Common Krait (Bungarus Caeruleus), Cobra (Naja Naja), Russel Viper (Viperaruselli) and Python (Python Molurus) and Monitored.

Birds in Corbett National Park

Over 580 species of birds are found in Corbett.

Peacock, Jungle Fowl, Partridges, Khaleej Pheasant, Crow, Vulture, Parakeets, Laughingthrush, Orioles, Kingfishers, Drongo, Doves, Woodpeckers, Ducks, Teals, Storks, Cormorants and Seagulls. Owls Black throated Baya Birds at the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, India add a vibrant and colorful charm to the otherwise tranquil jungle life. The very sight of a colorfully feathered bird flying in between the luxuriant greens creates enthralling prospects.

Enjoy the thrill and excitement of spotting exotic birds at the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, India with India Wildlife Tours. The Corbett National Park by virtue of lying on the Himalayan foothills is located on the path of migratory birds and thus plays host to quite a few migratory avian species.

According to a research conducted by the Zoological Survey of India there are about 600 recorded species of birds at the Corbett National Park.

Corbett National Park is home to birds like Pelicans, Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Geese, Indian Shag, Cormorants, Darters, Grey Heron, Egrets, White-necked Storks, Black-necked Storks, White-capped Redstart, Spur Winged Lapwing , Peregrine Falcon, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Osprey, Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Long Billed Vulture, Crested Honey Buzzard, Nightjars, Owls, Green Pigeons, Parakeets, Cuckoo, Coucal, Woodpeckers, Crimson-breasted Barbet, Magpie Robin, Red Junglefowl, White Crested Khaleej Pheasant, Whistling Thrush, Woodshrike, Tree Pies, Black-headed Oriole, Paradise Flycatchers, Black Partridge, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, Swifts, Redstarts, Swallows, Warblers, Bulbuls, Hoopoe, Larks, Mynahs, Finches et al.

The birds of Corbett National Park are a very important part of the Corbett Wildlife family. This national park is a paradise for bird lovers. Many tourists visit the Jim Corbett National Park only to see the birds.