At Kukkarahalli Lake

Post date: Nov 8, 2013 1:09:11 PM

Fig: Spot billed Pelican by Ashritha Anoop

Date: 10/11/2013

Duration: 6.15 – 10.00 hr

Weather: Clear sky & pleasant weather

Participants: 27 members

Habitat: Rain-fed Tank, marsh and Woodland


  1. Bird species observed -67

2. New addition to Kukkarahalli bird checklist-

    • Very bold, fast flying bird hunter PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrines calidus made seven unsuccessful attempts during early morning community bird roost dispersal (06.20 am)

3. Few interesting ones-

    • Dispersal of community of roosting birds -10000+
    • ASHY DRONGO Edolius leucophaeus , BLACK DRONGO Edolius macroncercus & INDIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus kundoo were fighting out for foraging ground in Albizia lebbeck (ಬಾಗೆ)
    • GLOSSY IBIS Plegadis falcinellus,, COMMON/WOOD/GREEN SANDPIPERs Actitis hypoleucos /Tringa glareola/ Tringa ochropus were sharing the exposed mudflat near sewage inlet
    • Activity of BLYTH’S REED WARBLER Acrocephalus dumetorum and PADDYFIELD WARBLER Acrocephalus agricola amid thicket and bushes conspicuous.
    • ASIAN PARADISE FLYCATCHER(F) Terpsiphone paradisi was active in the bamboo grove where roosting BROWN HAWK-OWL Ninox scutulata was often checking outside activity with one eye
    • Found a pair of FOREST WAGTAIL Dendronanthus indicus active under the shadow of trees and ASIAN BROWN FLYCATCHER Muscicapa dauurica within the same canopy. A pair of WHITE-SPOTTED FANTAIL was sharing the habitat.
    • A juvenile BROWN SHRIKE Lanius cristatus and few BLUE-TAILED BEE-EATERs Merops philippinus were taking off for hunt from a common perch.
    • Freshly arrived SPOT-BILLED PELICANs Pelecanus philippensis were busy building the nests.
    • BLACK-HEADED IBIS Threskiomis melanocephalus nesting season not concluded yet; seen many juveniles seeking food from their parents (120+ birds includes adult and juveniles)


When : 10.11.2013, Sunday

Where : Kukkarahalli Kere, Mysore City

Habitat : Rain-fed Tank, marsh and Woodland

How long : 06.15 to 10.00 AM

Distance : 3 Km from Mysore Railway Station

Assembly point and time: Walk down about 50 mtr inside the Kukkarahalli kere Western Gate (near Gangothri glades) where Birds Breeding Island is clearly visible; be present by 06.15 AM.

Note & Tips:

1. Nature Walk is free

2. Program is open to all, people of any age or experience level are welcome to take part

3. Field trip involves strolling / walking on dirt track

4. Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement

5. Take care for mosquito bite

6. Preferred attire, dull and non-glossy

7. And, silence is the essence of nature walk.

For details: Shivaprakash Adavanne

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