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Fauna in Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is one of India’s most popular national parks and this fame is due of its exotic wildlife. In fact, the Park is home to more than 586 birds, including resident and migratory. Red junglefowl, blossom-headed parakeet, crested serpent eagle and many others are found in the vicinity. As per the records, Jim Corbett National Park has more than 33 species of reptiles, seven species of fish, 36 species of dragonflies and seven species of amphibians.

Bengal tigers in Jim Corbett National Park are available in abundance but often cover themselves under foliages. Some of the main reasons why this park is an ideal habitat for these tigers are thick jungle, plentiful prey and Ramganga River that flows through it. These tigers even prey on larger animals like elephants and buffalo for food, when there is shortage of it.

Mainly in the hilly areas of the jungle you can find leopards, they also at times come to plains. Indian Elephants, as they walk in herds, are found in summers. Another ferocious creature inside the park is Indian Python, which kills and eats chital deer. Other animals in Jim Corbett National Park are- barking deer, sambar deer, Indian grey mongoose, otters, Himalayan goral, hog deer, chital deer, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated martens, langur, Indian pangolin, among others.

Mammals

Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Hog Deer, Asiatic Black Bear, Walking Deer, Sambar, Sloth Beer, Yellow-throated marten, barking deer, Indian grey mongoose, sambar deer, otters, Himalayan goral, chital deer, hog deer, Himalayan black bear, langur, yellow-throated martens, Indian pangolin.

Birds

Lesser Fish Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Tawny Fish and Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Wallcreeper, Ibisbill, Hodgson's Bushchat, Rosy Minivet, Bright-headed Cisticola, White-tailed Rubythroat, the Darter, Cormorants, the Grey Heron, Egrets, the White-necked , the Cattle Egret and Black-necked Storks, the Spotbill, the Large Pied Wagtail and White-capped Redstart.

Migratory

Great Crested Grebe, Graylag Geese, White Storks, Black Storks, Sandpipers, Snipe, the Great Black-headed Gull, about 15 kinds of ducks, and a variety of Wagtails.

Nocturnal

The Spotted Owlet, and the Scops Owls, Fish Owls, the Jungle Nightjar, the Stone Curlew and the Great Stone, Plover the Franklin's Nightjar,.

Open Ground Birds

Indian Alpine Swift, the Dusky Crag Martin, the Indian Cliff Shallow, Crested Swifts, Striated (or Red-rumpled) Swallows, and the Wire-tailed Swallow.

Woodland Birds

Green Pigeons, Pies,Cuckoos, Parakeets, Hornbills, Barbets, Orioles, Woodpeckers, Drongos, Babblers and Thrushes. Among the ground-birds (woodland) are the Peafowl, the Red Junglefowl, and the White-crested Kalij Pheasant.