|Central coordinates||80o 21.97' East 16o 16.43' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The Uppalapadu, a freshwater tank situated in Uppalapadu village under Village Council (Gram Panchayat) revenue land, is small but very important for the globally threatened Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis. The depth of the tank is c. 3 m. Uppalapadu is c. 8 km from Guntur town. The pelicanry is of recent origin, and nesting was first recorded in the winter of 2000 (Rao and Kumar 2000).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A4i||Near Threatened|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2004||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Water management|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: K. Mrutyumjaya Rao and V. Kannan.
Manakadan, R. and Kannan, V. (2003) A study of Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis with special reference to its conservation. Final Report. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai. 78 Pp.
Rao, K. M. and Kumar, K. R. (2000) Arrival of Spot-billed Pelican at Uppalapadu. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 40 (1): 14.
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