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Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka

The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is situated at four Kms. from Srirangapatna and 19 Kms. from Mysore. The Bird Sanctuary is named after Sri Ranganatha Swamy, an incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu. It is an island around the river Cauvery and it truly is spread on an location of 40 acres. The Sanctuary consists of six islands and was declared a bird sanctuary in 1940.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is an critical nesting and breeding floor for the thousands of bird species. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary witnesses the arrival of a big quantity of migratory birds of distinct flocks from as far as Siberia, North America and Australia. The migratory birds start arriving in the Ranganathittu Bird sanctuary in December and the breeding year starts for the duration of the winter season months and they lastly migrate again with their nestlings in August.

The islands host quite a few mammals and migratory birds. A number of them are Bonnet Macaque, colonies of Flying Fox and frequent modest mammals like Indian Gray Mongoose, the keep track of lizard and Civet. The Marsh Crocodile also known as the Mugger Crocodile is really a frequent inhabitant with the riverine reed beds. Migratory h2o birds include Painted Stork, Asian Open invoice Stork, Typical Spoonbill, Woolly-necked Stork, Black-headed Ibis, White Ibis, Lesser Whistling Duck, Indian Shag, Stork-billed Kingfisher and other frequent birds like egrets, cormorants, Oriental Darter, and herons. The Fantastic Stone Plover, and River Tern also nest right here. It's home into a huge flock of Streak-throated Swallows.