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Birds in Point Calimere


Birds in Point Calimere

Point Calimere has a rich population of migrating as well as native species of birds. It provides a perfect site for nature lovers as thousands of birds come here every year for breeding.

Point Calimere is home to some of the major Waterbird species. Waterbirds is the collective term for diverse species of swans, geese and ducks. They usually live on wetlands. Waterbirds in Point Calimere includes the greater flamingo and the lesser flamingo, spot - billed pelican (The Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis, is a member of the pelican family. It breeds in southern Asia from India to Indonesia. It is a bird of large inland and coastal waters, especially shallow lakes), spoonbilled sandpiper, Asian dowitcher (The Asiatic Dowitcher, Limnodromus semipalmatus, is always found on coasts during migration and wintering), whitebellied seaeagle, brahminy kite and osprey (A fish-eating hawk, Pandion haliaetus, having plumage that is dark on the back and white below).

Landbirds include paradise flycatcher (The Asian Paradise Flycatcher,Terpsiphone paradisi, also known as the Common Paradise Flycatcher, is a medium-sized passerine bird. It is a migratory bird, wintering in tropical Asia. There are resident populations in southern India and Sri Lanka), Indian pitta, Rosy starling (It is generally found where locust swarms are regular, and spend winters primarily in India), Blyth reed warbler (The Blyth's Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus dumetorum, is a migratory bird, wintering in India and Sri Lanka. It is one of the commonest winter warblers in south India), crested serpent eagle (The Crested Serpent Eagle, Spilornis cheela, is a bird of prey. This bird breeds in southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south China, south East Asia and Indonesia), and brown shrike (It is a migratory bird, wintering south to India, southeast Asia and Indonesia. The food is mainly insects and small birds and mammals).

It's a perfect destination for bird lovers as new set of birds arrive here regularly with every changing season. In the spring, Koels, Mynas and Barbets are drawn here due to excess of wild berries. Between November and January, marshes are covered with Teals, Curlews, Gulls, Terns, Plovers, Sandpipers, Shanks, Herons and thousands of Flamingoes.

The mangrove zone in Point Calimere supports thousands of flamingos, and hundreds of other endangered birds like grey pelican, Asian dowitcher, spoonbill sandpiper and several other waterbirds.

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