Monday, February 14, 2011

Birds of Amarkantak

On a short birding trip we came across some interesting birds.

Chestnut bellied nutchatch
Black drongo
Black throated thrush
Plum Headed Parakeet
Booted Warbler

Brown headed pygmy woodpecker
White naped wood pecker
Black rumped flameback
Sulphur bellied warbler
Tickel leaf warbler
Small minivet
Rufous treepie
Greater Whitethroat
Tree pipit
Black lored tit
Great Tit
Tailor bird
Large billed crow
Chestnut winged Petronia

We had camped at Helipad hill but for a short time  hence a small checklist. Amarkantak is a holy place for Hindus as River Narmada originates here along with Son River. The hill resort has an average elevation of 1048 meters. It is situated in Madhya Pradesh  about 250 Km from Jabalpur and 100? km from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh State of India. The place is a meeting point of Vindhya and Satpura Hills at fulcrum called Maikal Hills.

Very little is known of bird species found in Amarkantak but more exploration will yield exciting findings. 

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