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Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Wintibird
View to Lama Camp, April 2015

Asia, India


Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary is a 218 km2 reserve in Northeast India established in 1989. It covers the first Himalayan mountain ridge north of the Assam plain and rises up to 3250 m. An old military road runs through the Sanctuary and allows access to all altitudinal ranges.
The sanctuary is famous for the Bugun Liocichla, discovered in 1995 and still only known from two sites, the main one being Eaglenest.


Notable Species

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Birds you can see here include:

Hill Partridge, Rufous-throated Partridge, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Blyth's Tragopan, Temminck's Tragopan, Kalij Pheasant, Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Himalayan Griffon, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Black Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Common Kestrel, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Ashy Wood Pigeon, Barred Cuckoo-Dove, Common Emerald Dove, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo, Lesser Cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Himalayan Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo, Mountain Scops Owl, Himalayan Owl, Collared Owlet, Hodgson's Frogmouth, Grey Nightjar, Himalayan Swiftlet, Red-headed Trogon, Ward's Trogon, Blyth's Kingfisher, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Great Barbet, Golden-throated Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, Speckled Piculet, White-browed Piculet, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Greater Yellownape, Lesser Yellownape, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Bay Woodpecker, Long-tailed Broadbill, Blue-naped Pitta, Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Large Woodshrike, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Grey-chinned Minivet, Long-tailed Minivet, Short-billed Minivet, Scarlet Minivet, Long-tailed Shrike, Grey-backed Shrike, White-bellied Erpornis, Black-headed Shrike-Babbler, White-browed Shrike-Babbler, Green Shrike-Babbler, Black-eared Shrike-Babbler, Maroon Oriole, Ashy Drongo, Bronzed Drongo, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, White-throated Fantail, Black-naped Monarch, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey Treepie, Collared Treepie, Spotted Nutcracker, Yellow-bellied Fairy-Fantail,Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Coal Tit, Green-backed Tit, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Yellow-browed Tit, Sultan Tit, Striated Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, White-throated Bulbul, Mountain Bulbul, Asian House Martin, Scaly-breasted Cupwing, Pygmy Cupwing, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Rufous-faced Warbler, Black-faced Warbler, Mountain Tailorbird, Broad-billed Warbler, Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler, Grey-bellied Tesia, Slaty-bellied Tesia, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Black-throated Bushtit, Ashy-throated Warbler, Hume's Leaf Warbler, Blyth's Leaf Warbler, Yellow-vented Warbler, Grey-hooded Warbler, White-spectacled Warbler, Whistler's Warbler, Grey-cheeked Warbler, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Russet Bush Warbler, Common Tailorbird, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Black-crowned Scimitar Babbler, Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Rufous-throated Wren-Babbler, Bar-winged Wren-Babbler, Spotted Elachura, Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler, Rufous-capped Babbler, Golden Babbler, Yellow-throated Fulvetta, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Nepal Fulvetta, Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler, White-hooded Babbler, Long-billed Wren-Babbler, Spot-throated Babbler, White-crested Laughingthrush, White-throated Laughingthrush, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Rufous-necked Laughingthrush, Grey-sided Laughingthrush, Striated Laughingthrush, Bhutan Laughingthrush, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Scaly Laughingthrush, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Himalayan Cutia, Blue-winged Minla, Bar-throated Minla, Red-tailed Minla, Crimson-faced Liocichla, Bugun Liocichla, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Streak-throated Barwing, Silver-eared Mesia, Red-billed Leiothrix, Rufous-backed Sibia, Beautiful Sibia, Long-tailed Sibia, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Pale-billed Parrotbill, White-breasted Parrotbill, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Striated Yuhina, White-naped Yuhina, Whiskered Yuhina, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Rufous-vented Yuhina, Black-chinned Yuhina, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, White-tailed Nuthatch, Beautiful Nuthatch, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Scaly Thrush, Grey-winged Blackbird, Purple Cochoa, Gould's Shortwing, Lesser Shortwing, Himalayan Shortwing, Indian Blue Robin, Golden Bush Robin, Spotted Forktail, Grey Bush Chat, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Sapphire Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Pale Blue Flycatcher, Large Blue Flycatcher, White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Small Niltava, Pygmy Flycatcher, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Mrs Gould's Sunbird, Green-tailed Sunbird, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Olive-backed Pipit, Brown Bullfinch, Gold-naped Finch, Common Rosefinch, Scarlet Finch, Tibetan Serin, Crested Bunting

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

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History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

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