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Even though Bandhavgarh is mainly famous for Tiger and other large mammals but regular tourists come to the reserve who are keen to move around in the park to catch the glimpses of Bandhavgarh’s rich Avifauna. More than 250 species of birds have been identified in the Reserve. Many water birds can be seen in the park and there are some migratory birds too which can be found in the park during the winter season.

A few prominent species of Birds which are also commonly sighted in the park are:

  • Peafowl
  • Red Jungle Fowl
  • Grey Hornbill
  • Common Teal
  • Red wattle Lapwing
  • Crested Serpent Eagle
  • White Breasted Kingfisher
  • Lesser Adjutant Stork
  • Long billed Vulture
  • Red Headed Vulture
  • Oriental White-backed Vulture
  • Egyptian Vulture
  • Malabar pied Hornbill
  • Stork billed kingfisher
  • Sirkeer Malkoha
  • Mottled wood owl
  • Osprey
  • Eurasian sparrow Hawk
  • Cinnamon Bittern
  • Barbets

Three of the four species of vultures resident in Bandhavgarh; Oriental White-backed Vulture, Indian vulture or the Long-billed Vulture and Red-headed Vulture have been identified to be having high risk of global extinction and are listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN list. The fourth, Egyptian Vulture has been categorised as Endangered. Due to presence of many hillocks, cliffs and elevated areas its common to see the nesting colonies of Vultures inside the park which raises the hope that all is not lost for these birds.

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