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.