Birds of a Feather
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is famous for the amazing array of birds it attracts. The beauty of this incredible place can be hard to put into words.
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park contains an amazing bird sanctuary which has been recognized to be among the most important grounds for the birds to feed and breed in the world. The beauty of the park can be incredible especially during the monsoon season. If the monsoon is good, you will find that more than one third of this park has been submerged. The park is a maze of marshy areas which is well loved by the aquatic birds that visit during the winter. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park can receive and host more than 360 spectacular species of birds over the course of a year.
These birds visit the National Park from different places such as the Afghanistan, China, Turkmenistan and Siberia. Rare and common species can found in abundance here. They include the common teal, great cormorant, green sandpiper, Indian shag. During the breeding season, the park comes alive with the cries of the many birds as they try to woo their prospective mates. The courtship rituals of the birds can be spectacular as well. The courtship dance of the Sarus Crane is an especially spectacular one.
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also home to some fascinating reptiles such as the poisonous snakes, the Krait, the Russell’s viper and the Cobra. Mammals are found in plenty here as well such as the Nilgai, the Chital Deer and the feral cattle species.