Monday, 20 August 2012

Koonthankulam Birds Sanctuary Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu

Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu is a 1.2933 km2 (0.4993 sq mi) protected area declared as a sanctuary in 1994. It adjoins the tiny village of Koonthankulam in Nanguneri Taluk of Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is just 38 km away from Tirunelveli (a bustling town on the banks of the Tambaraparani River). 8.58102°N 77.76123°E It is composed of Koonthankulam and Kadankulam irrigation tanks, conveniently linked by tar road.  Koonthankulam Birds Sanctuary  is the largest reserve for breeding water birds in South India. International name: Kunthangulam Bird Sanctuary.
 Koonthankulam Birds Sanctuary Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu
It may soon be catapulted into the list of popular water bird sanctuaries in the country. This village is sparsely populated. Migratory birds start coming by December end and fly away to their northern homes by June or July after they lay eggs, hatch them and the young ones grow old enough to fly with the older ones. About 35 species of birds visit this calm but congenial village for breeding.The birds called Painted strokes are coming from North India and East European Countries to this place. Similarly the flamingoes which flew in mainly from the Rann of Kutch have hatched and reared their young ones in the village.

Bar-headed Goose, Common Sandpiper, Common Teal, Coot Central, Green Sandpiper,Greater flamingo Partially ,Pallavan, Pintail,Spotted ,     Sandpiper, White stork
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