Bird survey: Around 200 bird species in Kanger valley park

Source: The post is based on the article “Bird survey: Around 200 bird species in Kanger valley park” published in TOI on 7th December 2022

What is the News?

Around 200 bird species were documented during the Kanger Valley Bird Survey in the state’s first-ever systematic interstate bird survey.

What is Kanger Valley National Park?

Kanger Valley National Park is located in Chattisgarh. It got the status of a national park in the year 1982.

The name of Kanger Ghati National Park is derived from the Kangar river, which flows in its length.

Kanger Valley National Park is a typical mixed humid deciduous type of forest, in which the Sal, Saugaun, teak and bamboo trees are available in abundance.

The most popular species in this area is Bastar Maina (The state bird of Chattisgarh). Bastar Maina, is a type of Hill maina (gruncula Dhariosoa) which is capable of emulating human voices.

The park comprises two waterfalls – Tirathgarh and Kanger Dhara, three caves – Kutumsar, Dandak and Kailash, one crocodile park – Bhainsa Darha and also a daily tribal bazaar. 

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