Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

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This area is located in the southeast of India and is one of the smallest and oldest bird sanctuaries of India.
In the area there are the following habitats: water-storage reservoir with trees.

Ornithological importance

This area is very important as breeding colony for herons, egrets and cormorants. Around 30000 birds appear at Sanctuary at the beginning of the breeding season. The main breeding species are Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans), Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis), Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger), and Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster).

Geographic information

12.544465°, 79.854770°



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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • Important bird area (IBA)
    • Vedanthangal and Karikili Bird Sanctuary
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