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Ranthambore National Park is situated in southeastern Rajasthan and covers an area of 392 kmÂ².
 Notable Species
The park itself is an excellent place to see Painted Spurfowl. A visit to Soorwal dam outside of the park gives you a good chance to find the rare and endangered Indian Skimmer. Indian Vulture is still found in the park but, like in other places in India, is now very rare.
Birds you can see here include:
Grey Francolin, Jungle Bush Quail, Rock Bush Quail, Painted Spurfowl, Indian Peafowl, Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, Little Grebe, Painted Stork, Asian Openbill, Greater Flamingo, Black-headed Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Striated Heron, Indian Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Eastern Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Dalmatian Pelican, Little Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Common Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Black-winged Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy Kite, Osprey, Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Egyptian Vulture, White-rumped Vulture, Indian Vulture, Red-headed Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Shikra, White-eyed Buzzard, Bonelli's Eagle, White-breasted Waterhen, Grey-headed Swamphen, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Red-wattled Lapwing, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Common Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Temminck's Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Pallas's Gull, River Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Indian Skimmer, Spotted Dove, Laughing Dove, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Alexandrine Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Plum-headed Parakeet, Greater Coucal, Spotted Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Asian Palm Swift, Little Swift, Common Hoopoe, Indian Roller, White-throated Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Green Bee-eater, Brown-headed Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet, Eurasian Wryneck, Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Lesser Goldenback, Indian Pitta, Common Woodshrike, Large Cuckooshrike, Common Iora, Small Minivet, Isabelline Shrike, Long-tailed Shrike, Black Drongo, Ashy Drongo, White-bellied Drongo, Indian Golden Oriole, White-browed Fantail, Rufous Treepie, Indian Jungle Crow, House Crow, Cinereous Tit, Dusky Crag Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Greater Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Red-vented Bulbul, Grey-breasted Prinia, Jungle Prinia, Ashy Prinia, Plain Prinia, Common Tailorbird, Common Chiffchaff, Sulphur-bellied Warbler, Hume's Leaf Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Jungle Babbler, Large Grey Babbler, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Oriental White-eye, Bank Myna, Common Myna, Asian Pied Starling, Brahminy Starling, Rosy Starling, Tickell's Thrush, Bluethroat, Oriental Magpie Robin, Indian Robin, Brown Rock Chat, Black Redstart, Pied Bushchat, Siberian Stonechat, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Purple Sunbird, House Sparrow, Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Baya Weaver, Indian Silverbill, Western Yellow Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, White-browed Wagtail, Paddyfield Pipit, Tree Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Crested Bunting
 Other Wildlife
Ranthambore is a great place for mammals. The star of the park is certainly the Tiger. Sambar and Spotted Deer (Cheetal) are common, Nilgai (Blue Bull) are often seen just outside the park and Indian Gazelle is also likely to be encountered. Other mammals in the park are Rhesus Macaque, Northern Plains Langur, Common Leopard, Jungle Cat, Common Palm Civet, Ruddy Mongoose, Golden Jackal, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Five-striped Palm Squirrel and Wild Boar. Mugger Crocodile are found around the shores of the lakes in the park.
 Site Information
 History and Use
Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary was established in 1955 and was declared as a Project Tiger reserve in 1973. Later the protected area was enlarged and declared a national park in 1980.
 Areas of Interest
 Access and Facilities
The town of Sawai Madhopur with its railway station is 11 kms away from the park entrance. There are various hotels and lodges in all price categories between the railway station and the park entrance. The accomodations can arrange tiger safaris, however during holidays you should arrange accomodation and safaris in advance. You can reach the fort with a private car or a taxi, the other parts of the park are not accessible.
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