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Birds in Gudavi Bird Sanctuary    
     
it is told that 191 different types of birds are found at this place. A natural lake and the trees gives shelter to this birds.191 species of flora and fauna here at the bird sanctuary. Various avian species migrate from across the globe to the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary in different seasons for breeding. A platform is built for bird watchers to have a closer look at the birds.  
 
 
 
   
Gray Heron Night Heron Little Cormorant Jungle Fowl Waterfowl White headed Crane Pond Heron Black Headed Crane Darter Indian Shag Bittern Little Grebe White Ibis Pariah kite Brahminy Kite  
 
Pied Kingfisher  

The Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) is a water kingfisher and is found widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Their black and white plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish makes it distinctive. Males have a double band across the breast while females have a single gorget that is often broken in the middle. They are usually found in pairs or small family parties. When perched, they often bob thei head and flick up their tails

 

This kingfisher is about 17 cm long and is white with a black mask, a white supercilium and black breast bands. The crest is neat and the upperparts are barred in black. Several subspecies are recognized within the broad distribution. The nominate race is found in sub-Saharan Africa, extending into West Asia. A former subspecies syriaca is considered as merely a larger northern bird of the nominate species (following Bergmann's rule). Subspecies leucomelanura is found from Afghanistan east into India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Laos. The subspecies travancoreensis of the Western Ghats is darker with the white reduced. Subspecies C. r. insignis is found in Hainan and southeastern China and has a much larger bill. Males have a narrow second breast-band while females have a single broken breast band

Painted Stork

This large stork has a heavy yellow bill with a down-curved tip that gives it a resemblance to an ibis. The head of the adult is bare and orange or reddish in colour. The long tertials are tipped in bright pink and at rest they extend over the back and rump. There is a distinctive black breast band with white scaly markings. The band continues into the underwing coverts and the white tips of the black coverts give it the appearance of white stripes running across the underwing lining. The rest of the body is whitish in adults and the primaries and secondaries are black with a greenish gloss. The legs are yellowish to red but often appear white due their habit of urohidrosis or defecating on their legs especially when at nest. The short tail is black with a green gloss For a stork, it is medium-sized, standing about 93102 cm (3740 in) tall, 150160 cm (5963 in) in wingspan and weighing 2-3.5 kg (4.4-7.7 lbs). Males and females appear alike but the males of a pair are usually larger than the female. The downy young are mainly whitish with grey bills and blackish facial skin. The juveniles assume a brownish plumage and like most other storks reach breeding condition after two to three years. Like all storks, they fly with their neck outstretched. They often make use of the late morning thermals to soar in search of foraging areas

 
 
   
 
   
 
State Wise Bird Sanctuaries In India
Andhra Pradesh(9) Arunachal Pradesh(1) Assam(4) Bihar(2)
Gujrat(3) Jharkhand(1) Karnataka(7) Kerala(1)
Madhya Pradesh(2) Maharashtra(4) Delhi(1) Orissa(1)
Rajasthan(2) Tamil Nadu(9) Uttaranchal(1) Uttar Pradesh(6)
West Bengal(3) Haryana(1)    
 
 
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