Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary


Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary

Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary, a 481 km² Protected area near Pulicat, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, South India is the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake in Orissa.

Geography

The area on the Tamil Nadu side is 153.67 km². Andhra Pradesh side is 327.33 km². 108 km² is National Park area. Central location is: coord|13|34|N|80|12|E|region:IN_type:waterbody. Rainfall ranges from 800 - 2000mm. Temperature varies from 14° C to 33° C. Altitude ranges from 100’ MSL to 1200’ MSL.

Fauna

Many Greater Flamingos can be seen here. [Tamil Nadu Forest Department retrieved 9/9/2007 [http://www.forests.tn.nic.in/WildBiodiversity/bs_plbs.html Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary] ]

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