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Nature Walk at Ranganathittu and surroundings, Mandya District

posted Feb 20, 2013, 8:43 PM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Dec 28, 2014, 1:14 AM ]

Date: 03.03.2013 

Weather: Clear sky and sunny 

Duration: 7.00 -11.00 hr 

Habitat: Irrigated fields, orchards, and Riverine

Participants: 55 members 


  • Butterflies: 10 species
  •  Birds: 83 species


  • Sighted 20 winter and local migrants                                               Fig: Rose-ringed Parakeet by M Sahana                                
  • Observed- luring and courtship activity of LARGE-PIED WAGTAIL Motacilla maderaspatensis, Soaring and gaining height by SPOT-BILLED PELICANs Pelecanus philippensis without even flopping its wings once,  GREENISH LEAF-WARBLER Phylloscopus trochiloides was opening its tail feathers like fan (similar to FANTAILS) to flush out insects in mango canopy.

  • Interesting butterflies sighted: Male COMMON WANDERER Pareronia valeria and COMMON SAILER Neptis hylas butterfly
  • Sri Sadananda KB introduced many marsh plants to individuals shown interest.
  •  List of Winter & local migrants observed:

1.     BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE Oriolus chinensis

2.     ASHY DRONGO Dicrurus leucophaeus 

3.     ASIAN BROWN FLYCATHER Muscicapa dauurica

4.     GLOSSY IBIS Plegadis falcinellus

5.     BROWN SHRIKE Lanius cristatus

6.     GREY-HEADED STARLING Sturnus malabaricus                        Fig: Black-naped Oriole by M Sahana 

7.     ROSY STARLING Sturnus roseus

8.     FOREST WAGTAIL Dendronanthus indicus                   

9.     GREY WAGTAIL Motacilla cinerea

10.  WESTERN YELLOW-WAGTAIL Motacilla flava 

11.  COMMON SWALLOW Hirundo rustica

12.  GREENISH-LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus trochiloides

13.  BOOTED WARBLER Iduna caligata

14.  SYKE’S WARBLER Iduna rama

15.  BLYTH’S REED WARBLER Acrocephalus dumetorum

16.  PADDYFIELD WARBLER Acrocephalus agricola                   

17.  GREATER-SPOTTED EAGLE Aquila clanga

18.  COMMON SANDPIPER Actitis hypoleucos

19.  WOOD SANDPIPER Tringa stagnatilis                          Fig: Crested Serpent Eagle by Abhijit APC

20.  GREEN SANDPIPER Tringa ochropus                                   

Fig: Section of Birders


When : 03.03.2013, Sunday 

Where : Surroundings of Ranganathittu, Mandya District 

Habitat:  Irrigated fields, orchards, and Riverine

How long : 4 Hours (07.00 to 11.00 AM) 
Distance : 14 Km from Mysore ( ) 

Charges/Fee : None
Instructions :
1. Program is open to all
2. Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement 
3. Please make your own vehicle arrangement to reach the location.  
Assembly point : Ranganatittu entrance arch (see image ) on Palahalli-Srirangapattana road, 07.00 am

Contact : Shivaprakash A
     +91-9480191661 / 0821-2461096 (7 PM to 9 PM )