Location and about the Bird Sanctuary.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana National Park lies between two of India's most historic cities, Agra and Jaipur. This north Indian sanctuary is situated in the country's northwestern state of Rajasthan, about 190 km from the national capital of Delhi. The name . Keoladeo. is derived from the name of an ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva in the sanctuary. s central zone while the Hindi term 'Ghana' implies dense, thick areas of forest cover.
The paradise of birds!
Bharatpur is the real kingdom of Avian fauna in India with not less than 377 bird species already spotted. If your luck permits it is not too tough to spot 50 to 100 species in a day. If you are coming in winter, ready for a sudden (though most unlikely) encounter with the elusive Siberian Crane wintering here. The fact remains that Bharatpur is one of the only two known wintering haunts of Siberian Crane.
Birds come to this national park in waves.
From August through November, it is indigenous water birds. In early October the first migrants arrive from the high plateaux of central Asia, Mongolia and Siberia, the most eagerly awaited of the lot being the gravely threatened Siberian crane. The month of March sees most of these migrants leave the national park. Migratory birds at Keoladeo include, as large a bird as Dalmatian pelican, which is slightly less than two meters, and as small a bird as Siberian disky leaf warbler, which is the size of a finger. Other migrants include several species of cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks, stints, wagtails, warblers, wheatears, flycatchers, buntings, larks and pipits, etc.
The breath taking flora.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur hosts a variety of bird species(Siberian crane etc) from across the globe. Close to 380 species of birds are found in this 29 sq km stretch, approximately 10 sq km of which comprises of marshes and bogs. Rest of the area comprises of scrublands, grasslands and more than 44,000 trees that are used for nesting by birds each year. This rather intriguing blend of marshes, woodland and flora found here represents and, at the same time, substantiates the density and diversity of the region. s forest cover.
When to Visit
The park is open throughout the year, although most visitors choose to come between October and February, when wintering wildfowl assemble in thousands on the lakes. The breeding season is between August and October.
How to Get There
The nearest railhead is Bharatpur (2km) and the nearest airport is at Agra (50 km).
Info by www.compassindiaonline.com
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Zepi (22848) 2005-05-11 4:44
Whouaaaaaaaa,que c'est beau!
Magnifique paysage,superbe prise de vue!
J'adore ces couleurs!
gaby (19819) 2005-05-11 4:44
Aujourd'hui nous sommes voisins dans la galerie - ton cliché est réellement splendide (même plus que splendide si le mot existait)-
du grand art
Ina (2687) 2005-05-11 4:49
Lovely place... Colors and composition very nice... TFS...Ina...
mishreyee (0) 2005-05-11 4:51
very nice shot, the colour of the sky is superb!!
AmiBe (6042) 2005-05-11 6:00
it's nice to see landscape from Rajasthan.
Very beautiful sunset (sunrise ?), good exposure.
I like birds on the tree !
clodreno (0) 2005-05-11 10:15
Something I have never seen. i went by that place at least 3 times... never visied though, so I mam glad you did for me. A very nice sunste you composed here Oscar. I enjoy the cranes on top of that tree. Well done.
Just like in Iceland a paradise for birds, different kinds of birds though..I only visited a park in Kerala, Periyar, where I saw elephants
manny (21833) 2005-05-12 9:38
Wow....;ove the silhoueete of birds on the tree. Great capture. Do you have a closer picture of them?
capthaddock (28790) 2005-05-12 10:04
Hi Oscar - excellent with the hazy sun on one side and the huge birds silhoettes. The branches appear too thin to support their weight.
amol (952) 2005-07-22 10:17
you have captured a beautiful sunset here... the silhouettes of the birds on the tree and the reflections make this composition impressive and you have framed it really well...
tucancr (24) 2005-09-28 17:01
Hola Oscar, tu composicion esta muy buena, los colores, el uso de las siluetas y los reflejos en el agua son excelentes. Gracias por compartir, saludes, Iris
- Copyright: Oscar Lopez (olopez) (4959)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-11-21
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Silhouettes, My favorite photos (1) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-11 4:39