Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Shri. Yogi Adityanath

Hon'ble Chief Minister,Uttar Pradesh

Shri. Dara Singh Chauhan

Hon'ble Minister,Forest Department

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About Birds

Northern Pintail (Size around 54cms)

The male duck has a long chocolate brown head with a white strip running down on both sides of the head. The tail of the bird is pointed and pin like

Common Teal (Size around 36 cms)

The male duck has a chestnut head with a dark green band over the eyes. The body is grey and is barred. It also has a distinct yellow atch at the end of its tail.

Gargney (Size around 39 cms)

A duck in which the male has a white stripe just behind the eyes . The neck is brown and the body grayish white.

Red Creasted Pochared (Size around 54 cms)

The head of the male duck is squarish and is rust orange. The neck and breast is black and wings tips are white.

Common Pochard (Size around 46 cms)

This duck has a dome shaped head. The male has a chestnut colored head and the Body is barred grayish.

Gargney (Size around 39 cms)

This duck has a domed shaped chestnut brown colored head. The body is also chestnut brown in color and the under parts are white.

Tuffted Poachard (Size around 44 cms)

The head of the male duck is glossy black and a white body, it has a hanging crest on the head. The eyes of are yellow and distinct.

Northern shovler (Size around 48 cms)

This duck has a distinguishing shoveler like bill. The head of the male is dark green, white breast and the sides are chestnut colored.

Gadwall (Size around 41 cms)

The male duck is primarily grey with a white belly and a black rear end. The bill is dark grey. The female has orange on the sides of its bill. The male of the duck is primarily grey with a white belly and a black rear end. The bill is dark grey. The female has orange on the sides of its bill.

Marsh Harrier (Size around 53 cms)

A bird of prey often seen hovering around lakes during the winter months . It is blackish brown in color.

Common Coot (Size around 37 cms)

A blackish bird with a distinct white bill . Can be seen swimming in large groups.

Marsh Harrier (Size around 53 cms)

A bird of prey often seen hovering around lakes during the winter months . It is blackish brown in color.

Asian Openbill Stork (Size around 68 cms)

A white or grayish white stork with black flying feathers at the end . the deak do not meet except at the tip, hence the name open bill.
A white stork, with black flight wings and barred black and white on the upper parts of the wing . The tail has a distinct pink at the end and the head is orange.

Woolly Necked Storks (Size around 84 cms)

A stork with a black body, a white neck and a again a black head, The feather on the neck when looked at carefully give the impression of wool, hence the name “woolyneck”.

Sarus Crane (size around 130cms)

Also the state bird of Uttar Pradesh, this is the tallest amongst all cranes. It is the only resident crane in India. It has a distinct grey body with a red neck and head which has a white cap. The head does not have any feathers. It is often seen in pairs.

Eurasian Spoonbill (Size around 85 cms)

A white bird with a characteristic spoon shaped long bill, which has a yellow tip. Often seen in groups feed in the shallow waters.

Black Headed Ibis (Size around 75 cms)

A bird with a white body and a black bald head . The most distinctive feature being a long black curved beak .

White Breasted Kingfisher (Size around 28 cms)

Also called the ‘Pankaua’ in Hindi, it is a shiny black colir and often seen basking with its wings spread.

Darter or Snake Bird (Size around 81 cms)

Very similar to a cormorant but slightly thinner, wings have white strakes on them. It has a distinct ling snake like neck.

Common King Fisher (Size around 16 cms)

A small bluish green to turquoise upper part and orange belly. The legs are small and crimson and with a pointed beak it sits on a small branch at the edge of a lake or pond and makes small flights of catch a fish.

White Breasted Kingfisher (Size around 28 cms)

The most common of all kingfishers with a red bill, brown upper part and turquoise blue wings and tail. The throat has a distinct white and has adopted itself to eat insets and small reptiles.

Bronze Winged Jacana (Size around 30 cms)

A black colored bird with greenish bronze wings which shine when sunlight falls on it. Seen on floating vegetation especially water hyacinth.

Peasant Tailed Jacana (Size around 31 cms)

Yellow at back of neck, Body dark brown wih white on wings and long downward poined tail.

Grey Heron (Size around 94 cms)

A grey bird with a white under part . The beak and legs are orange and also has a black patch on the shoulders.

Purple Heron (Size around 84 cms)

Smaller than Grey Heron, chestnut colored head with black stripes.

Indian Pond Heron (Size around 44 cms)
The head and body is buff brown in color and the neck and breast are streaked or spotted. Adult birds have a buff yellowish head and neck and maroon on the upper parts of the wings.

White Breasted Waterhen (Size around 30 cms)

The upper part is grey and the face and front of neck and breast is white, the under part of the tail is rufus.

Common Moorehe (Size around 34 cms)

A grayish – black bird with brown wings. It has a distinct red bill with a yellow tip.

Purple Swamphen (Size around 48 cms)

Purple – bluish color with a large red bill. Often seen feeding in groups on the swamps

Spot Billed Duck (Size around 61 cms)

A scaly brown duck with a distinct yellow tip on a dark grey bill . The eyes have a distinct black stripe. Seem in small groups.

Lesser Whistling Teal (Size around 42 cms)

A grayish buff head and neck, a rufous belly and a scaly brownish black wings. Has a distinct whistling call and can be seen in large groups.

Comb duck (Size around 66 cms)

A white head with speckled with black . the wings are shiny blue black and greenish . the male has a distinct comb on the bill.

The sanctuary also has a population of Mammals and reptiles. There is a deer park in the Sanctuary where Spotted Deer or Chital can be seen.

The mammal in the Sanctuary include the Nilgai, Rhesus Monkey, jungle Cat, fish cat and Mongoose. The reptilian population consists of the Python, Cobra, Rat Snake, Viper, Checkered Keelback, apart from various secies of Turtles and Lizards, including the Monitor Lizard.