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8,000 nestlings sighted at Ranganathittu

Last updated: 10 June, 2011
Srirangapatna (Mandya), June 10, DHNS:

Every year between June and November, the nesting season makes Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary a sight to behold as birds from different parts of the world fly in.

Hence, a treat awaits bird watchers at Ranganthittu, as more than 8,000 nestlings have made the sanctuary their home.

Variety of birds

A variety of bird species can be seen perched atop the trees including Open Bill, White Ibis, Kettle Egret, Night Heron, Painted Stork, Paddy Bird, Little Egret and Snake Bird that have hatched the eggs and can be seen feeding the nestlings regularly.


The Pelican has appeared for the first time and has laid eggs here. Large Egret, Snake Bird and Painted Stork are the more commonly found bird species, while nestlings of Kettle Egret and White Ibis are few in number.

Even Cormorants have also made the sanctuary their home.

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