Kaziranga records 96 species of wetland birds

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News: According to the second wetland bird count, conducted by officials of the Kaziranga National Park, the park has 96 species of wetland birds.

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About Kaziranga National Park

  • Location: Spread across parts of Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam.
  • Major Rivers: Brahmaputra, Diphlu, Mora Diphlu and Mora Dhansiri.
  • Perennial wetlands: Sohola (largest), Borbeel, Kawoimari, Jamuguri
  • Climate: Tropical Monsoon
  • In the year 1985, the park was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  •  It is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for the conservation of avifaunal species.
  • It houses the world’s largest population of Great One-horned Rhinoceros (IUCN Status- Vulnerable)
  •  Kaziranga was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006