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Narasambudhi (Nanjangud Sector)



HABITATS: Freshwater Wetland
                               
JURISDICTION: Minor Irrigation Dept., Zilla Parishat

IBA CRITERIA: 
  1. A1 (Critically Endangered/ Threatened Species/ Vulnerable)
  • ORIENTAL WHITE-BACKED VULTURE Gyps bengalensis
  • SPOT BILLED PELICAN Pelecanus philippensis
  • GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE Aquila clanga
  • DARTER Anhinga melanogaster
  • PAINTED STORK Mycterial leucocephala
  • ORIENTAL WHITE IBIS Threskiornis melanocephalus

      2. A4i (= 1 Bio-geographic Population)
  • BAR-HEADED GOOSE Anser indicus
  • GLOSSY IBIS  Plegadis falcinellus
  • BLACK-HEADED IBIS Threskiornis melanocephalus
  • SPOT BILLED PELICAN Pelecanus philippensis


PROTECTION STATUS:  Not officially protected


THREATS AND CONSERVATION ISSUES

SILTATION: PERSISTING
Practice of cultivation in dry bed is adding up the problem.

WEAK BUND/POOR MAINTENANCE OF LAKE:  EXISTING AND CONTINUED
Recently laid canals providing irrigation water has let to negligence of lake.

POACHING: ADDED
Traditional hunters are still on prowl in addition to new breed of guns.


  • Pied avocets Recurvirostra avosetta, Brahminy ducks Tadorna ferruginea seldom visit the lake during winter.