Lingambudhi

IBA CODE: IN-KA-22



HABITATS: Fresh water tank, Tropical secondary scrub/ Dry deciduous forest  

JURISDICTION: Forest department, Minor Irrigation

IBA CRITERIA: 

  •  A1 (THREATENED SPECIES/VULNERABLE) 

Spot billed Pelican Pelicanus philippensis

      Greater spotted Eagle Aquila clanga

            Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliacal (Vagrant)

  • A4i (= 1 BIOGEOGRAPHIC POPULATION)

                Spot billed Pelican Pelicanus philippensis

  • A4iii (= 20,000 WATERBIRDS)

Congregation of roosting and foraging birds


PROTECTION STATUS: Officially protected


THREATS AND CONSERVATION ISSUES

AQUACULTURE/FISHES: 
    Sustainable aquaculture cuould not be enforced

LOSS OF CATCHMENT AREA: PERSISTING
    Inflow feeder channels are blocked or choked due to expansion of city

AFFORESTATION: 
    Led to growth of tropical secondary scrub/ Dry deciduous forest attracting more arboreal birds, but at the same time             
curtailed activity of the ground birds. 

DRAINAGE: PERSISTING
    Could not be stopped completely 

TOURISM & DISTURBANCE TO BIRDS: PERSISTING
    Increased human activity is disturbance

FIRE WOOD COLLECTION: PERSISTING
    Fencing and policing has reduced the problem but not completely. 

LIVE STOCK GRAZING: CLEARED
    Live stock population has reduced drastically as surrounding villages are getting converted into city. Lake can support the present livestock.
 
ENCROACHMENT BY GRASS (FODDER) CULTIVATORS: 
    Fencing and monitoring has reduced the problem drastically

CLEARING HERBS & SHRUBS REGULARLY: 
    In order to keep neat and tidy on public demand, shrubs and herbs are cleared regularly.  Thus, butterflies and warblers are deprived of their foraging ground. 

CONVERSION OF AGRICULTURAL LAND INTO RESIDENTIAL AREA: 
    Lush green environ has given way to expanding city, thus loosing many arboreal and terrestrial birds.