Nanjarayan Tank bird sanctuary UPSC NOTE

 Why in news 

  • A European Wigeon spotted along with Glossy Ibis, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Kingfisher, Red-Wattled Lapwing and Wood Sandpiper at the Nanjarayan Tank bird sanctuary in Tiruppur. 

  • Birders in western Tamil Nadu are thrilled as some of the water birds that rarely visit the region have flocked at the Nanjarayan Tank bird sanctuary on the outskirts of Tiruppur.

Nanjarayan Tank bird sanctuary – basic details

  • The Nanjarayan Tank Bird Sanctuary, nestled amidst the bustling textile city of Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu.

  • It is a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. 

  • Established in 2022.

  • This sanctuary encompasses the serene Nanjarayan Tank, a man-made reservoir teeming with avian diversity.

  • Location: Nestled about 60 kilometers from Coimbatore, the sanctuary lies on the outskirts of Tiruppur city.

  • Area: Sprawling across 125.86 hectares, the sanctuary offers ample space for various bird species to find their niche.

  • Habitat: The tank, surrounded by lush vegetation and scrubland, provides a vibrant ecosystem for birds to roost, forage, and raise their young.

  • Avifauna: The sanctuary boasts an impressive checklist of over 187 bird species recorded over the past 15 years.



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