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Exotic Flora and Fauna of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Kabini Wildlife

Exotic Flora and Fauna of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

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 The Kabini National park is eventually a part of Nagarhole Tiger Reserve  situated on the banks of Kabini River and is spraded in 55 Acres and has two tourism zones where game drive  by tourists is permitted. Kabini National Park which is spread in district of Mysore and Coorg of Karnatka comprises a home of a huge range of water birds in Kabini with a good number of herbivores as well as animals like tigers, black panthers, birds and a lot more interesting wild animals. Tourists travel to Kabini for Black Panther or Black leopard expedition. This is the attraction for Black Panther in India. 

Nearly 250 species of birds can be spotted during Kabini safari of both the categories migratory as well native birds like black woodpecker, the Indian Pitta, dove, parakeet, bulbul, bee-eater, hornbill, peacock, woodpecker,species of eagle etc. Below is the bird list of the species found in kabini. 

Kabini Jungle Safari cannot be booked online it could be only booked by JLR i.e the tourism department lodges which comes with the Kabini wildlife safari or from Dammanakatte Forest Department Office. During the jeep safari and boat safari in Kabini the maximum birds can be spotted.

 List of Birds in Kabini

  • Lesser Whistling-Duck
  • Bar-headed Goose
  • Garganey
  • Northern Pintail
  • Gray Francolin
  • Gray Junglefowl
  • Little Grebe
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove
  • Spotted Dove
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Little Swift
  • Common Snipe
  • Pin-tailed Snipe
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Common Greenshank
  • Marsh Sandpiper
  • Wood Sandpiper
  • Barred Buttonquail
  • Asian Openbill
  • Woolly-necked Stork
  • Painted Stork
  • Oriental Darter
  • Great Egret
  • Western Reef-Heron 
  • Cattle Egret
  • Indian Pond-Heron
  • Striated Heron
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Black-headed Ibis
  • Red-naped Ibis
  • Eurasian Spoonbill
  • Osprey
  • Oriental Honey-buzzard
  • Crested Serpent-Eagle
  • Short-toed Snake-Eagle
  • Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Crested) 
  • Black Eagle
  • Indian Spotted Eagle
  • Bonelli’s Eagle
  • White-eyed Buzzard
  • Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Shikra
  • Black Kite
  • Gray-headed Fish-Eagle
  • Dusky Crag-Martin
  • Barn Swallow

The best season to visit kabini is between November to June as The water body happens to be the main source of water for the wildlife and lots of birds in Kapila river during this season. During the boat ride many  birds fly away with the slightest of the noise of the motor boat and some friendly ones stay and give a chance to view them closely. 

The nearest station to reach kabini is Bangalore as well as the nearest airport to Kabini too.  As there are various Kabini accommodation available this can be booked by tourist according to the requirements.

Various company offers multiple options of packages in Kabini and Book Kabini forest safari connects all of them and brings them under one umbrella to make it easy for tourist to compare the packages and convert them into economical as well as efficient tour package. It consists of all types of packages of kabini and the other wildlife destination as per the requirements of the tourist. Not only this it also offers numerous as well as customized packages of Kabini with additional benefits and believes. so the book wild safari is the most trusted to book your safari trip of Kabini wildlife sanctuary. 

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Vijay Raghvan

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Megha Kalra

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