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Hilly area symbol © Sumit SenChanglang District
South-eastern Arunachal Pradesh
Tangsa Community Conservation Reserve
~ by Tanmoy Ghosh

 


© Tanmoy Ghosh; IAC/ACT
View from Ranglum



© Sumit Sen
Changlang District, Eastern Arunachal Pradesh


Tangsa Community Conservation Reserve, Eastern Arunachal Pradesh:

First Biological Survey: March 15 to April 14 ,2007. A joint initiative of Inner Asian Conservation (IAC) & Association for Conservation and Tourism (ACT).

Survey was led by Tanmoy Ghosh. Other members in the team were: Debjit Sil, Suman Paul and Sushanta Saha.

Areas surveyed: Intact and uninhabited forest tracts of Eastern part of Changlang district along the border of India and Myanmar with a base camp in Ranglum village, Eastern Arunachal Pradesh. 

Forest: One of the finest virgin forests the team has encountered. Ground Cover - almost 90% on average. Canopy cover, which is an indicator of a healthy forest, is thick with different varieties of creepers.

Birds: Area is rich in bird life. But due to heavy hunting most of the birds keep a big " approach distance" from human beings. Heavy rain and dense forest cover was another hurdle during bird documentation of the area.  

The bird list has been prepared based on team observations, skins collected and with the help feedback from local hunters.


Bird Images                                   Bird List

© Tanmoy Ghosh; IAC/ACT
Rufous-vented Laughingthrush Garrulax gularis

Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos

Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus

Mountain imperial Pigeon Ducula badia

Barred Cuckoo Dove Macropygia unchall

Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica

Pin-tailed Green Pigeon Treron apicauda

Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus

Black-breasted Thrush  Turdus dissimilis

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura

White-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula monileger

Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra

Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae

Large Niltava Niltava grandis

Pygmy Blue Flycatcher Muscicapella hodgsoni

Mountain Bulbul Hypsipetes mcclellandii

Rufous–necked Laughingthrush Garrulax ruficollis

Rufous-vented Laughingthrush Garrulax gularis

Spot-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax merulinus

Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni

Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris

Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectens

Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis

Long-tailed Sibia Heterophasia picaoides

Grey-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis gularis

Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna

Scarlet Finch Haematospiza sipahi


How to reach: Dibrugarh airport and Tinsukia rail station are the nearest points. Access is from Margherita in Assam. 

Entry Permits:
Entry into Arunachal Pradesh requires a permit which is issued by the Secretary (Political) Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The Resident Commissioner of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh stationed in New Delhi is also authorized to issue an Entry Permit. Entry into Arunachal Pradesh occurs at the Namchik Checkpoint.

General Information:
Longitude: Latitude: 
Altitude: Average ~ 580m, maximum 1300m.
Best Season: October to March

Contacts:
1) tanmoywildphoto@gmail.com
2) asit.helptourism@gmail.com

Tips: 
1) Leeches are everywhere and in large numbers. Carry protective gear.
2) Rain is never predictable, give yourself some extra days to make sure that a trip is not wasted.
3) Despite moderate altitude, night time temperatures can reach 30C in March/April. Winters would see below freezing temperatures.

Links:
Arunachal Tourism :
For Arunachal details
Help Tourism :
For travel to Changlang area

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All photographs in this section are copyright © Tanmoy Ghosh as a part of a joint survey initiative of Inner Asian Conservation (IAC) and Association for Conservation and Tourism (ACT)

Kolkata, India.

   
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