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Corbett National Park
Fantastic scenery and a huge diversity of birds - the vast Corbett National Park
Birding at dawn in Corbett
Pallas's Fish Eagle
Tawny Fish Owl on its favourite perch
Dhikala Lodge in the park. Note the electric fence to keep hungry Tigers, rampaging Elephants and other troublesome critters out at night.
Lesser Yellownape at Dhikala
grazing Asian Elephants
Hog Deer can be seen on the open plains in the park...
... as can Changeable Hawk Eagle...
... and the rare and exciting Hodgson's Bushchat...
The rivers in the park host Gharial, Marsh Mugger crocodile and...
...Golden Mahseer fish
monstrous Great Hornbill (over 3 feet long!) can be seen with a bit of luck
Jungle Owlet are seen frequently in and around the park
The Kosi river, in the park "bufferzone" is home to several special birds...
most notably - Ibisbill
Wallcreeper a close second!
Crested Kingfisher definitely deserves a mention too
Photographing these birds often requires a bit of paddling...
... well worth destroying my feet for. (thanks to Anne for the photos!)
Collared Scops Owl photographed in the hotel grounds
male Himalayan (White-tailed) Rubythroat nearby
Relaxing and catching up on the news back at the lodge (photo by Bill B)
Other birds seen and
photographed in the Corbett area include...