Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary, Kharagpur

About Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary Information-Kharagpur

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is a dense forest region situated on the famous Kharagpur hill range. It is located towards the south of River Ganges and to the northern boundary of Chhotanagpur Plateau and exists towards the west of Santhal Pargana. This sanctuary is popular for its rare species of flora and fauna.

Popular bird species are Peaf owl, Grey Patridges, Quail, Malabar, Pied Hornbill, Swallow, Nightjars, Dronge, Paradisefly, Kingfisher, Bulbul, Mainas, Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Blue jay, Owl, Falcon, Kites, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, White - tailed Eagle, Pallas s Fish Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, and the Lesser Kestrel and Vultures.

The chief animals found at Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary are tigers, panthers, wild boars, sloth bear, sambar deer, chitals, four - horned antelope and nilgais. But, the sanctuary is more popular for its bird life rather than the land animals. It is home to over 100 species of resident birds, which stay here all year around. The number rises in the migratory season i.e. during the winters, when there is an influx of birds from the Central Asia region.

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