Some distinguished residents here, in order of importance:
- Rufous- bellied bulbul (Hypsipetes Virescens)
- Wall- Creeper ( Tichodroma Muraria )
- Rufous throated Hill Partridge ( Arborophila rufogularis )
- Himalayan Speckled Piculet ( Picumnus innominatus )
- Emerald Dove ( Chalcophaps indica )
- Black Eagle ( Ictiaetus Malayensis )
- Greywinged Blackbird ( Turdus boulboul )
- Black - Headed Sibia ( Heterophasia capistrata )
- White- Crested Kaley Pheasant ( Lophura leucomelana )
- Large pied Wagtail ( Motacilla maderaspatensis )
- Tawny fish owl ( Bubo flavipes )(Known to Birders as the "Exclusive Eleven")
Among the twenty recovered mammals, the following deserve special attention:-
- The Himalayan Serow (Capricornus Sumatraensis A larges rare and endangered species of Goat- Antelope, related to the Goral (Nemorhaedus goral) and Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) in the Himalaya and Asia , the Chamois (Kupicapra rupicapra ) of Europe ( Alps ), and the Rocky Mountain Goat (Oreanus americanus) of North Amreica . They inhabit the step slopes surrounding the lake Region.
- The Himalayan Yellow - throated Marten ( Martes flavigula ) This animal is certainly the most swift, agile and feared predator in the hills. The abundant birdlife ensures that a pair of them is frequently seen scouting and hunting the area from tree to tree and on the ground.
LeopardPheasants, partridges, hare and small mammals are their favoured prey, yet insects, fruit, honey (from beehives), reptiles, birds, eggs are also taken with relish, Arboreal, terrestrial, diversal nocturnal and omniveorous- very few animals have been awarded such scientific description.
Depending on the geographical aspect and elevation, Oak, Pin mixed deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs dominate the forested areas.
The steep moist ravines harbour a diverse selection of ferns, mosses, ground and tree orchids, wildflowers and herbs - many of which have still to be sorted and listed for the plant ecologist this region is still an area of exciting discoveries and the marshes and wetlands are particularly fascinating 'The Special` here is The Queen Lily (Lilian Wallichianum) or the great Himalayan Monsoon Lily, pure white and exquisitely scented, solitary, very rarely two flowers on a single stem. Easily spotted from July to September as a distinct white blob against the dense green monsoon growth.