We hope that through this four-part series we were able to give you a glimpse of Corbett National Park as a birding paradise. As we were leaving, we vowed that we would be back there soon as there are so many more species to be seen and photographed. In this last part we feature birds most of which were photographed at the waterhole and feeder located around the “Thatch” at the Camp Forktail Creek.
The full frame composition of the Rufous-bellied Niltava, which is a common resident there, was surely the highlight of our birding at the Camp Forktail Creek. This Crimson Sunbird was a frequent visitor at the bird feeder and the red color of the feeder paled in comparison to the brilliant red plumage of this species. The early morning sunlight gave us an opportunity to get this silhouette image of the Grey-backed Shrike. You can see more frame filling images in an earlier post here. We got the below record shot of the endangered species of the Great Hornbill in the Bijrani range of the Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary. The House Sparrow is also one of the most frequent species seen around the bird feeder at the camp. And finally, we have the Emerald Dove, which was busy drinking water from the numerous tea cups, placed strategically in the undergrowth near one of the waterholes in the Camp. This gave us an opportunity to get some decent images of this beautiful species.