Thattekkad Bird sanctuary
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.
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.
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.