While staying at The Bagh Kanha and The Bagh Bharatpur, travellers can make the most of the wildlife around them with the Bird Hides that are designed specifically to witness different species in their natural habitat. These hides are built to ensure that all the birds and animals are secure and undisturbed by the people visiting for sightseeing. They’re divided into 4 categories, all are designed keeping in mind the safety of both animals and humans.
One of the hides set up in the Bharatpur Bird Santuary for undisturbed bird capture.
White Throated Kingfisher
Popularly known as the white-breasted kingfisher, this bird can be widely seen in Asia. Usually this bird doesn't take long flights and feeds on the ecosystem of its nearest water body.
It’s specifically migratory in nature and 40-50cm long. The bird is usually seen in the Indian subcontinent and the adjoining countries, including Pakistan, Burma, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Southern Iran.
Black Winged Stilt
This bird of the stilt family is known for its very long legs. The plumage is brightly coloured in shades of white and black. They have pointed beaks and their bark is specifically high pitched.
It is a very colourful bird with its roots from Afro-Eurasia. They have interesting patterns of colours on their plumage and sleek and sharp beaks. Their distinctive feather crown also sets them apart.
Bright yellow with hints of black, Golden Oriole is a sight to look at. This is the only species in its family that breeds in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Also, the birds are migratory in nature.
This species is an Indian native but can also be spotted in Southeast Asia. They usually accommodate themselves in the lower foothills or plains. Away from the urban chaos, these birds usually adorn the rural areas unlike the common myna, which can be easily seen in urban areas.
One of the hides set up in the Kanha Tiger Reserve for undisturbed movement of the forest inhabitants.
This wolf like canid widely habitats the Southeast Europe and regions of South Asia. With a distinctly pointed nose, the golden jackal is usually compared with Arabian wolf. Their coat varies in colour depending on the season. In summers, it's usually pale cream while in winter it turns dark tawny beige.
Also known as the swamp cat, is at present, considered to be the largest species remaining in the wild cat family. The jungle cat is a native of Middle East, South, Southeast Asia and Southern China. The colour of the animal varies to some extent depending on the region its found in.
This reptile is fascinating and a commonly found fauna. The garden lizard is highly adaptive and found in different terrains. Especially the male species is gorgeous to look at and has a muscular built. It can also change the colour of its head to camouflage in times of danger.
A common fauna in the tropical forests, civet is a small lithe bodied mammal. The animal is known for its adaptive nature and widely resides in the South and Southeast Asia.
A closeup shot of this beautiful creature.
These rodents need no introduction and are very common in lush green areas. The animal is very playful in nature and usually lives in groups.