Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka (Mandhya district) , is the largest bird sanctuary in the state, which is about 40 acres and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri river. Roughly 170 species of birds have been recorded here. Of these, the Painted stork, Asian openbill stork, common spoonbill, woolly-necked stork, black-headed ibis, lesser whistling duck, Indian shag, stork-billed kingfisher, egret, cormorant, Oriental darter, and heron breed here regularly. The great stone plover, and river tern also nest here. The park is home to a large flock of streak-throated swallows.
The season starts from November till June. About 50 pelicans have made Ranganathittu as their permanent home. During winter months starting from mid-December, at certain seasons, as many as 40,000 birds congregate in this bird sanctuary and some birds come from Siberia, Latin America and parts of north India. Ranganathittu is a popular nesting site for the birds and about 8,000 nestlings were sighted during June 2011.
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