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Satpura Safari: Flora and Fauna of Satpura National Park

Satpura safari

Satpura Safari: Flora and Fauna of Satpura National Park


A trip to Satpura National park enables you to explore stunning greenery & landscapes. The icing on the cake is sighting of wildlife in their natural habitat. There is an opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to witness various species of birds & butterflies. Images captured during various Satpura jungle safari and birding trails on foot. Surprisingly photography of the birds at night was very interesting; you spot birds that you will not get a chance to see. Birds look beautiful when they fly. The colourful vibrant winged species pulls the bird watchers to visit Satpura national Park and plan Madai safari in Satpura again and again. 

Birds of Satpura National Park

Satpura is a home to more than 300 species of birds, which includes migratory and residential birds. Many birds can be seen in the Denwa backwaters, few famous and regularly seen birds are River Tern, Pied Kingfisher, Ruddy Shelduck, Indian Thick Knee, Ringed Plover, The Black-winged Stilt, Sandpiper, Little Egret, Wooly-necked Stork, Red-wattled Lapwing, Indian Skimmer, Little Tern, River Lapwing and many more. All of these can be explored while doing jungle safari trip to Satpura. The other species seen during wildlife safari in Satpura are Black-peaked Bulbul, Rufous Woodpecker, White-browed Bulbul, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Spangled Drongo, If your luck favours, you may get to see Spotted Creeper. In the wilderness of Satpura, you can also find Indian Paradise Flycatcher, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Racket-followed Drongo, and Indian Pitta.
Other birds which can be seen during Satpura safari tour are Honey Buzzard, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Brown Fish Owl, Indian Roller, White Browed Wagtail, Crested Serpent Eagle, Bar-headed Goose, Great Cormorants, Nightjar, Peacock, Besra, Brahminy Starling, White-bellied Drongo, Great Tit, White-looked at Buzzard, Tickle’s Blue Flycatcher, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Scarlet Minivet, Indian Spot-charged Duck, Gray Heron, River Lapwing, Lesser-whistling Duck, Common-Hoopoe, Black-headed Oriole, Black Drongo, Eurasian-apprehended Dove, Green Bee-eater, Long-followed Shrike, Rufous Treepie, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon are the birds in Satpura National park.

Flora of Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Satpura has a wild range of vegetation, about 1300 kinds of plants and of 62 variety of tree species, and all this makes the pristine forest picturesque. The Satpura forest is divided into 3 parts which are deciduous forest, dry deciduous and the sub-tropical hilly trees. All these contributes to maintain the eco system of the region.
Majorly the trees found in Satpura are Teak, Sal, Mahua, Tendu, Bel, Bamboo, varied genera of medicinal plants and few species of bushes.

Fauna of Satpura National Park

Satpura national park has its own charm, the waterbodies, the lush greenery, the hilly terrain is an attraction in itself. There are various genera of mammals in Satpura. Satpura is home to about 50 kinds of vertebrates, 300 types of birds, 30 genus of reptiles and 50 species of butterflies. The fauna includes Indian Bison(Gaur), Golden jackals, Leopards, Wild hog, Wild canine, Spotted dear, Tigers, Porcupine, Sambhar, Smooth otter, Pangolin, Chowsingha, Sloth bear, Marsh crocodile, and Langurs. Dark Buck and Indian Giant Squirrel are exceptional attractions of Satpura. One can discover these hidden jewels of Satpura while on a Satpura national park jeep safari.
There are various activities in Satpura National Park along with jeep safari in Satpura. Nature‚Äôs Sprout assists on online satpura safari booking and resort booking in Satpura.

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