Nature Walk at Ranganathittu and surroundings, Mandya District

Post date: Feb 21, 2013 4:43:11 AM

Fig: Crested Serpent Eagle by Abhijit APC

Fig: Black-naped Oriole by M Sahana

Fig: Rose-ringed Parakeet by M Sahana

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
    • 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

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


18. COMMON SANDPIPER Actitis hypoleucos

19. WOOD SANDPIPER Tringa stagnatilis

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 )