Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
|Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Bihar
|• Total||1,342 km2 (518 sq mi)|
|• Official||Bhojpuri, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Governing body||Government of India, Government of Bihar|
|Avg. summer temperature||37 °C (99 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||5 °C (41 °F)|
This Sanctuary located in the famous Kaimur hills range. In the valley portions there are several waterfalls of which the finest are Karkat Waterfall and Telhar. There are several Lakes as well where as famous lake is Anupam Lake
The best time to visit is October and June.
The main animals found at Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary are Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, Indian boars, sloth bears, sambar deers, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais. It is home to more than 70 species of resident birds, which stay here all year around. The number increases in the migratory season i.e. during the winters, when there is an influx of birds from the Central Asian region.
Common birds species are peafowl, grey partridge, quail, Malabar, pied hornbill[disambiguation needed], swallow, nightjar, dronge, paradisefly, kingfisher, bulbul, mainas, pigeon, wood pigeon, blue jay, owl, falcon, kites, eastern imperial eagle, greater spotted eagle, white-tailed eagle, Pallas's fish eagle, grey-headed fish eagle, and the lesser kestrel and vultures.
Birds such as the lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer's pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian openbill stork migrate from Central Asia to the park during winter.
Administered under Kaimur district. The villagers are mainly engaged in the field of agriculture.