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Abundant Owl Species Discovered In Bird Sanctuaries Of India


Environment  (tags: Bird, owl, bird species, bird sanctuaries )

Jess
- 880 days ago - theenvironmentalblog.org
India is known for its natural bounties. Among them is the gift of thousands of species of avifauna. Be it the domestic flight seekers or those who cover miles to be here on various seasons, there is hardly any match of the view bird sanctuaries in India.



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Jess F. (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 10:54 pm
India is known for its natural bounties. Among them is the gift of thousands of species of avifauna. Be it the domestic flight seekers or those who cover miles to be here on various seasons, there is hardly any match of the view bird sanctuaries in India presents. As diverse as the climatic conditions of Indian subcontinent, the versatility is just a small reflection of what India as a country and nation of diversity has on the show.
The Wise Owl: Among many birds, the species of owls found in India have fascinated many bird lovers. Many of them are found in various sanctuaries. Expect to find following species of these special (and wise) birds here.
Spotted Owlet: With white spots and perpetual-looking crouching position, this species is found in the northern region of India. Known to call in unison, they are tolerant of human if not disturbed.
Asian Barred Owlet: Larger than the Jungle Owlet, this species has small round head, long tail with deep and loud calls. As a residence, it prefers hill forests and could be spotted in lower foothills.
Eastern Grass Owl: An owl of medium size but long legs, this one shrieks as a call. As the name suggests, it prefers tall grasses as its refuge in open grasslands. It is rare to spot.
Long Eared Owl: This is seen mostly in winters (that too rarely) and could be instantly recognised by its long ears, bold streaks on breast and a slim body. Another reason to spot it by chance is its nocturnal habits.
Andaman Masked Owl: Andaman hides many treasures to the world and one is this endemic species of owl. Different tints of brown combined with slight grey, chocolate and orange for different body parts make it stand out, just as the powerful talons.
There are other species like Brown wood, short-eared, tawny, mottled wood, Buffy fish, tawny fish, spot-bellied, dusky eagle, rock eagle, tengmalm’s, and more of owls found in India.
This is just a small speck of the bird life which is a part of Indian weather. As the climate changes from north to south of the country, one cannot be fully prepared of the surprises present in different Indian bird sanctuaries. It is thus easy to imagine, how much time would be needed to experience India, considering entire Indian avifauna. Consider the following for a good start:
Kumarakom
Kerala is world famous and so is Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Vembanad Lake is another reason birds are drawn towards this natural refuge of the birds, domestic or visitors from across the borders. Getting in a houseboat is considered to be among the best options for viewing avifauna here.
Chilka Lake
If a tourist is drawn towards Odhisa and its beaches, he would surely come across idea to visit Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary. A brackish water lake, this is the best place to be in for avifauna, especially when the mercury goes down.
Sultanpur
One of many wildlife sanctuaries in India, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is popular for the birds exhibited for the avifauna lovers. Once in Delhi, it is not very difficult to reach this place located in Gurgaon district in state of Haryana. Winters are the best time to visit for an excellent bird watching.
Vedanthangal
The oldest bird sanctuary of India is located in the state of Tamil Nadu and the name is Vedanthangal, taken from the lake by the same name. The forest land of the state serves the needs of the birds looking for refuge in this bird sanctuary.
Not just numerous varieties of owls but lot more than that, a bird watcher can celebrate Nature in the winged creatures, spread in all corners of the country!
 

Véronique L. (209)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 3:36 am
Noted Jess!
 
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