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Nellore: Rains advance visit of winged guests

Rains advance visit of winged guests
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Rains advance visit of winged guests

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A huge number of birds have arrived in the Pulicat Lake areas in the district for setting their habitation for breeding due to good rainfall activity this year

Nellore: A huge number of birds have arrived in the Pulicat Lake areas in the district for setting their habitation for breeding due to good rainfall activity this year. Bird lovers are going to have a pleasant experience with the spotting of rare migrated birds at the country's second-largest brackish water lake.

The lake is the second largest brackish water lagoon in the country and a place for rich biodiversity which has been attracting thousands of migratory birds every year for their stay and breeding during the winter season.

The bird sanctuary was established at Nelapattu in Dora Vari Satram Mandal in 1976 in an area of 172 square kilometers for protecting these rare winged guests. Generally, 80-90 species of migrant birds visit the place for spending their time every winter for breeding and back to their native lands along with their siblings which has been a regular feature for many decades.

The rich nutrition in the lake areas attracts the birds from wetland areas and a flock of birds visit the place initially and notice the conditions there for their stay and later huge throngs from across the globe rush to the places for stay and breeding. Birds from Ladakh, Tibet, China, Siberia, Nigeria, and Australia visit the Lake and return to their places with precision after completion of the season.

There are a number of birds like Spotted Billed Pelican, White Ibis, Spoon Bill, Open Billed Stork, Night Heron, Little Cormorant, Painted Stork, Flamingos, Ducks, Blue Jay, Common Teal, Cormorant Little, Curlew, Dabchick, Egret large, Earget Little, Garganey, Little Stint, Pond Heron, Sand Piper, Herring Gull, etc visit the place during the winter giving a feast to the eyes of the sightseers.

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