|Central coordinates||77o 27.23' East 12o 18.68' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||125 - 1,514m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description As the name indicates, this Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the River Cauvery, which flows through the major part of this protected area. The River Cauvery demarcates the northern and eastern boundary of the Sanctuary. To the east and northeast, the Sanctuary is bordered by Tamil Nadu state. Deciduous and riverine forests cover much of the area, especially the eastern parts. The Sanctuary has riverine and dry deciduous forests, and some patches of scrub forest. Along the river, trees such as Terminalia arjuna and Syzygium cumini dominate the vegetation. Tamarindus indica, Hardwickia binnata, Acacia amara, Feronia sp., Ficus sp. and species of Acacia represent the vegetation in the rest of the Sanctuary. The northwestern part has been cleared, but good forests survive in other areas (Lal et al. 1994).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1, A3||Critically Endangered|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga||winter||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Indian Vulture Gyps indicus||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Nilgiri Woodpigeon Columba elphinstonii||resident||2004||present||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|White-naped Tit Parus nuchalis||resident||2004||present||-||A1, A3||Vulnerable|
|Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus||resident||2004||present||-||A1, A2, A3||Vulnerable|
|White-bellied Blue-flycatcher Cyornis pallipes||-||2004||present||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Cauvery||Sanctuary||52,696||is identical to site||52,696|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Tourism and recreation|
Acknowledgements Key contributor: S. Subramanya.
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Lott, E. J. (1987c) Birds of the Kaveri Valley- additions. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 27 (9-10): 16.
Lott, E. and Lott, C. (1999) On the occurence of White-naped Tit (Parus nuchalis) in Southern India. Forktail 15 : 93-94.
Manjrekar, N. (ed.) (2000) A Walk on the Wild Side, Karnataka Forest Department, Wildlife Wing.
Shivanand, T. (in press) Status of the Greater Spotted Eagle, Aquila clanga Pallas in the wetlands of the Kaveri Basin of Karnataka. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.
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