Bird-watchers make a beeline to Tungabhadra Dam
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Bird-watchers make a beeline to Tungabhadra Dam

March 5, 2017

Bird-watchers across Karnataka have been thronging the backwaters of the Tungabhadra Dam at Hospet to catch a glimpse of Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) that have flocked in large numbers. Greater Flamingos, with its majestic looks, are 1.5-metre tall, pinkish birds from the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat which migrate to the South in winter. They are known to congregate at Pulicat Lake in Tamil Nadu in winter and they migrate to Gujarat in the summer to breed. On their way back, they spend some time in large reservoirs such as the Tungabhadra Dam and Alamatti Dam in Karnataka. [Pics by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav]


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