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Local AreaManchanbele reservoir
Date 22 April 2005
Notes4:00-7:00 pm A little dam is constructed across the river Arkavathy at Manchanbele village to form the huge reservoir which is located a (roughy 10 odd kms) south of Thippagondanahalli reservoir.

Bird NameScientific NameCountDoubtfulHeardNotes
Spot-billed Duck(Anas poecilorhyncha)21
Brahminy Kite(Haliastur indus)
Black Kite(Milvus migrans)
Red Kite(Milvus milvus)
Grey Heron(Ardea cinerea)the little stony island ; the common roost for the Cormorants,Herons , Terns & Pied wagtails was completley submerged and these birds were found scattered all along the edges of the water.
Indian Pond-Heron(Ardeola grayii)
Cattle Egret(Bubulcus ibis)
Little Egret(Egretta garzetta)
Little Ringed Plover(Charadrius dubius)
Red-wattled Lapwing(Vanellus indicus)
Black-bellied Tern(Sterna acuticauda)1 Initally thought this was a River Tern.It was seen circling over the water in the middle of the reservoir. I got a good look of the bird when it started heading north(upstream). The bird had a clear black cap with a dark belly and a \"deeply forked tail\" which actually separates it from the Whiskered tern apart from a similar dark belly.
Great Cormorant(Phalacrocorax carbo)3
Little Cormorant(Phalacrocorax niger)13
Laughing Dove(Streptopelia senegalensis)
White-throated Kingfisher(Halcyon smyrnensis)
Little Green Bee-eater(Merops orientalis)
Greater Coucal(Centropus sinensis)Heard
Grey Francolin(Francolinus pondicerianus)
Grey Junglefowl(Gallus sonneratii)Heard. the calls coming from three different places/parties.
Oriental Skylark(Alauda gulgula)4The receeding water levels in tanks during summer would turn them into open grasslands and I\'m told this is the perfect habitat to sight these birds and their displays/calls.The recent rains have ensured a good amount of water at Manchanbele and I really did\'nt sight them in huge numbers.
Tawny Lark(Galerida deva)Sykes\'s Lark
Ashy Prinia(Prinia socialis)
Jungle Prinia(Prinia sylvatica)
Common Iora(Aegithina tiphia)Heard. fluty notes along with the long drawn notes.
Jungle Crow(Corvus levaillantii)
Red-rumped Swallow(Hirundo daurica)
Bay-backed Shrike(Lanius vittatus)
Pied Bushchat(Saxicola caprata)
Indian Robin(Saxicoloides fulicata)
Purple-rumped Sunbird(Nectarinia zeylonica)
White-throated Silverbill(Lonchura malabarica)
White-browed Wagtail(Motacilla madaraspatensis)
Red-whiskered Bulbul(Pycnonotus jocosus)
White-browed Bulbul(Pycnonotus luteolus)
Common Myna(Acridotheres tristis)
Yellow-eyed Babbler(Chrysomma sinense)
White-hooded Babbler(Gampsorhynchus rufulus)
Common Tailorbird(Orthotomus sutorius)Heard.
Common Babbler(Turdoides caudatus)6seen on the thorny hedges bordering the cultivated patch and the road.I had also spotted them during my last two visits to this place.
Indian Nightjar(Caprimulgus asiaticus)
Spotted Owlet(Athene brama)