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Thattekkad Birdwatching

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Thattekkad Bird sanctuary

Thattekkad Bird sanctuary popularly known as Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is located about 12 km from Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district on the northern banks of the Periyar river.

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Birds at Thattekkad

Thattekkad is Kerala’s first officially recognized bird sanctuary, established in 1983, the lush green sanctuary has more than 300 recorded species of forest and water birds.

While many of them are resident birds, some are migratory. Important birds found here include large falcon, gray jungle fowl, white breasted water hen, hornbill, jungle bush-quail, etc.

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Golden Fronted Leaf bird

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Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries, and the important ones include the Indian pitta, which visits the sanctuary during winter and spends almost six months here.

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White Bellied Blue Flycatcher

Thattekkad Bird List

Rare birds like the Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Black winged Kite, Grey Heron and the Night Heron are also commonly sighted. Indian roller, cuckoo, common snipe, crow pheasant, jungle night jar, kite, grey drongo, Malabar trogon, woodpecker, large pied wagtail, bay sparrow, grey jungle fowl, Indian hill myna, robin bird, jungle babbler and darter are some of the common birds found here.

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A graphic designer by profession, having found a hobby in photography, in this blog I share my photographs along with a little information on it

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A graphic designer by profession, having found a hobby in photography, in this blog I share my photographs along with a little information on it

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