Karera Bird Sanctuary

The Karera Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of around 55 km from Shivpuri on the Jhansi-Shivpuri main road. The thorny open country of the Karera Sanctuary houses the haughty Great Indian Bustard and the equally snooty blackbuck.But blackbucks and bustards are not the only wildlife that roams Karera. There are many other variety of birds and animals thathave made it their habitat. The Dihaita Jheel here plays host to many migratory birds. experts have recorded a total of 245 bird species in Karera. There are pintails, teats, and gadwalls snoozing in the sun or squatting meditatively in the mud. There are resident water birds too like the black-bellied river terns, egrets, and spoonbills. Other birds found here are herons, Indian robins, as also insects Like dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies. Karera is one of the last refuges of the great Indian bustard. As per expert studies, one can find three types of bustards thrive here, the Indian bustard, bearded bustard, and coloured bustard.

The places nearby the Sanctuary comprise of The Madhav National Park which is about 45 km away. Along with the religious town of Shivpuri at a distance of 55 km and Jhansi with popular attractions like the museum and the Jhansi Fort.

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