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Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!
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Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD It was distressing to read reports that thousands of birds’ nests, eggs and hatchlings at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary were washed away recently when the floodgates of the KRS Dam were opened to let out the water that exceeded its storage capacity. This is not the first time that…

Dr. Salim Ali Information Centre at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Dr. Salim Ali Information Centre at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

By V. Shourabh Tourists visiting Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary at Srirangapatna can utilise the newly-renovated Dr. Salim Ali Information Centre at the entrance of the sanctuary. The information centre educates people about the sanctuary, its history and the birds. The information centre has models of birds and crocodiles and has pictorial representation of various birds, its…

BIRDS ON BANKS: Winged Beauties flock Ranganathittu
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BIRDS ON BANKS: Winged Beauties flock Ranganathittu

By V. Shourabh The tiny 0.67 square kilometre Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a haven for nature-lovers and bird-watchers. Located in Mandya district, Ranganathittu is regarded as one of Asia’s most significant nesting and breeding locales for birds. A large number of exotic migratory species flock the sanctuary annually. This Weekend Star Supplement throws fresh light…

The head-turners…
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The head-turners…

Though a bird sanctuary, Ranganathittu hosts plenty of mighty crocodiles floating around like a log of wood or sitting on an island with its mouth wide open unnoticed until the boat moves fairly close to them. Visitors, who go on boating, with fear,  excitement and surprise all at the same time, make sure to capture…

A Straggler at Ranganathittu
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A Straggler at Ranganathittu

This bird is a Great White Pelican – Pelicanus onocrotalus, a rare visitor to this region. Very seldom sighted in this part of the country. It is a migratory visitor to parts of Gujarat and Barathpur Lake in North India. Sometimes the birds land up in unconventional locations accidentally. These accidental arrivals are called Stragglers…

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary declared Eco Sensitive Zone
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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary declared Eco Sensitive Zone

Mysuru: The famed Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna, one of the oldest bird sanctuaries in India and an ideal breeding ground for migratory birds including endangered species, has been declared as Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ). The Union Government has issued a notification in this regard and has earmarked a total geographical area of 28.04 square…

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary to be closed for a week
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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary to be closed for a week

Mysuru: The famed Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna will be closed for visitors for a week either in the last week or November or the first week of December. Reason: The Forest Department is planning to conduct a census of bird population at the sanctuary. “Most likely, the Bird Sanctuary will be closed in the…

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