Pench is a haven for many beautiful local and migratory species of birds. Some of the common birds spotted here are the Verditer flycatcher, Common Kingfisher, Laughing dove, Flame-backed woodpecker, Chestnut-tailed starling and Red-wattled lapwing. Among the 200 species of birds found here, Pench is home to four species of endangered vultures: the white rumped vulture, the horn-billed vulture, the white scavenger and the King Vulture. Nature trails, treks and vehicle safaris offer a good chance of bird sightings in Pench. With the change in season, the colours of the forest change and so do its avian species. Different migratory birds are found here in different seasons throughout the year. Don’t forget to bring your cameras on your trip to capture these incredibly diverse and colourful residents of Pench jungle.
Common #kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) emerging after an unsuccessful dive. These wings may be tiny but provide the bird great speed and maneuverability in the air. Lifting the bird’s body into the air from underwater is not an easy task as well. One of my first shots with the Nikon Z7.