Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala

Sprawled over 25 km sq and at the distance of around 60 km towards the north-east of Kochi, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is placed in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district on the northern bank of the Periyar River. During the year 1930, Dr Salim Ali discovered Thettekad as the richest bird habitat of peninsular India and it was named as a Bird Sanctuary in the year 1983. As the forest is covered with a huge variety of tropical deciduous and evergreen tree and so it offers a safe paradise for birds. Hence, it's an interesting place to visit for birders and wildlife enthusiasts.

Birdlife in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
  • Indian Pitta
  • Orange-Headed Thrush
  • Large-Billed Leaf-Warbler
  • Jerdon's Nightjar
  • Indian Cuckoo
  • Oriental Darter
  • Cormorants
  • Whiskered Terns
  • Collared Scops Owl
  • Ceylon Frogmouth
  • Pompadour Green Pigeon
  • Yellow-Browed Bulbuls
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