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Birds of Kawal beckon avian enthusiasts

Context

The Kawal Tiger Reserve is going to host its first ever ‘Bird Walk’.

About

Kawal Tiger Reserve:

  • The Kawal Tiger Reserve is located in the Telangana State along the banks of river Godavari, forming part of the Deccan peninsula-central highlands.
  • The reserve is nestled in the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, and has diverse habitat comprising of dense forests, grasslands, open areas, rivers, streams and water bodies.
  • Geographically the reserve is situated in the southern-most tip of the Central Indian Tiger Landscape, having linkages with the Tadoba-Andhari (Maharashtra) and Indravati (Chhattisgarh) tiger reserves.
  • Flora: The forest vegetation of the core has been classified as Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest. Teak is found extensively along with Bamboo.

Fauna:

  • Kawal has a faunal diversity which is typical of the Deccan Plateau.
  • Zoo-geographically, the reserve comes under the Indo-Malayan region, and the major wild animals include: nilgai, chousinga, chinkara, black buck, sambar, spotted deer, wild dog, wolf, jackal, fox, tiger, leopard and the jungle cat.

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