Adat Kole Wetland
Adat Kole Wetland or Thrissur Kole Wetlands is a unique wetlands lying in Thrissur District in Kerala, India. It gives 40% of the Kerala’s rice requirement and acts as a natural drainage system for Thrissur city and Thrissur District.
The Kole Wetlands is one of largest, highly productive and threatened wetlands in Kerala and has been declared in Ramsar Convention for protection and it comes in Central Asian Flyway of migratory birds.
Adat Kole Wet land – Flora & Fauna
In terms of the number of birds, the Thrissur Kole Wetlands is the third largest in India after Chilika Lake in Orissa and Amipur Tank in Gujarat. It has been recognized as one of India’s Important Bird Areas by BirdLife International.
According to studies, there are 241 species of birds like spot-billed pelican, darter, Oriental darter, black-headed ibis, painted stork, black-bellied tern, cinereous vulture and greater spotted eagle.
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Fishes like Caranx, Cyprinidae, mangrove red snapper, Megalops cyprinoides and barramundi are also found in Kole Wetland.