|Central coordinates||76o 40.00' East 12o 55.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description This tiny Sanctuary is situated near the Chunchunagiri Temple, a pilgrim centre in Mandya district. It consists of undulating terrain, scrub forests and plantations. The core of the Sanctuary consists of typical inland South Indian Hill characterised by gaint tors heaped up on by boulders of varied sizes. It is the only Sanctuary in India declared especially for the peafowl, and is named Mayur Vana (Peafowl Forest) in the notification. People in the area are known to give protection to this bird due to religious sentiments. The Sanctuary has five seasonal streams, and three perennial waterholes, of which one is natural and two artificial. It can be reached by road from Bangalore to Nelligere (100 km) via Nagamangala, and then 12 km further on to the Sanctuary. Tropical Dry Deciduous Scrub and Southern Thorn Scrub are the major forest types (Rodgers and Panwar 1988). Most of the natural scrub forest has been cleared to plant Eucalyptus. This was done before declaration of the Sanctuary. The dominant natural trees are Acacia nilotica, A. leucophloea, Albizzia amara, Anogeissus latifolia, Azadirachta indica, Tamarindus indica and species of Ficus. Calotropis gigantea attracts many birds and butterflies
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Adichunchunagiri||Sanctuary||88||is identical to site||88|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Religious centre|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: S. Subramanya, J. N. Prasad and S. Karthikeyan.
BirdLife International (undated) Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Asia. Project briefing book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K., unpublished.
Prasad, J. N., Karthikeyan, S. and Subramanya, S. (1991) A preliminary status survey report on Adichunchunagiri Peacock Sanctuary. report submitted to World Wide Fund for Nature-India, Bangalore. pp.23.
Rodgers, W. A. and Panwar, H. S. (1988) Planning a Wildlife Protected Area Network in India: Vol II - State Summaries. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun.
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