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Silent Valley National Park : Bird Survey Report

Silent Valley National Park : Bird Survey Report

A bird survey conducted at the Silent Valley National Park in the last week of December identified 141 species, of which 17 were new.

  • This year’s survey marked the 30th anniversary of the first bird survey in Silent Valley.
  • Brown wood owl, Banded Bay cuckoo, Malabar woodshrike, White-throated kingfisher, Indian nightjar, Jungle nightjar, and Large cuckooshrike were among the 17 species newly identified in the Silent Valley.

Silent Valley National Park:

  • It is a beautiful representation of the last remaining rainforest of Kerala
  • The forests of the Silent Valley National Park harbour some of the most pristine, unique and highly productive forests in the world.
  • Silent Valley is located in the Southwestern corner of Nilgiris.
  • A perennial river named Kunthipuzha is passing through the western side of the park, from north to south direction finally merging into Bharathapuzha.
  • Fauna:Silent Valley Park is known for many highly endangered species such as lion-tailed macaque, tiger, gaur, leopard, wild boar, panther, Indian Civet and Sambhar.
  • The indigenous tribal groups that live within park boundaries include Irulas, Kurumbas, Mudugas and Kattunaikkars.