Archive for June, 2015

Next time you cross the Pallikaranai Marsh, make sure you watch the Flamingo!

Jun 19, 2015 No Comments by

Common name: Greater Flamingo Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern Scientific name: Phoenicopterus roseus Population Trend: Increasing Flamingos have a long neck, are white and have a heavy pink bill. They are often seen standing on one leg, while the other is tucked beneath the body. Some researchers (Walker, M., 2009) attribute this behavior […]

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This bird travels 3000 km to reach Pallikaranai Marsh every year!

Jun 15, 2015 No Comments by

Common name: Little Stint Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern The little stint is a small wader bird. It is a long distance migratory bird. It is small in size, has a dark bill and dark legs which helps it to move quickly. It is distinguished from other dark legged stints by its plumage, […]

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Who is a resident & who a visitor?

Jun 08, 2015 No Comments by

Here is a list of which species lives in Pallikaranai Marsh and the one that Visits! S No Common English Name Scientific Name Status 1. Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus Resident 2. Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Resident 3. Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica Resident 4. Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Uncertain 5. Spot-bill Duck Anas poecilorhyncha […]

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