Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Assam, has recorded 96 species of wetland birds, as per the second wetland bird count conducted by officials of the park.
- The second wetland bird count revealed a total of 19,225 birds belonging to 96 species of 80 families. The first wetland bird count, conducted in 2018, revealed a total of 10,412 birds covering 80 species under 21 families.
- With 6,181 individuals, the bar-headed goose led the species count, followed by the common teal at 1,557 and northern pintail at 1,359. All three belong to the family anatidae.
- More than half the birds (9,924) and 85 of 96 species were recorded in Agoratoli Range of the park because Sohola, the largest of Kaziranga’s 92 perennial wetland, falls in this range.
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Some facts about Kaziranga National Park
- There are more than 250 seasonal water bodies in the park, including the River Dipholu.
- At 2,413 rhinos, Kaziranga boasts the world’s largest population of one horned rhino.
- Kaziranga has the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world.
- More than 60% of India’s wild buffalo population is found at Kaziranga, along with 7 species of turtles and tortoises, and the only population of Eastern Swamp Deer.
Source : The Hindu