|Central coordinates||76o 37.81' East 12o 18.59' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description A picturesque lake located within Mysore city, it is bordered on two sides by the University of Mysore, on the north by a state highway and to the south by a residential area. It was built by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1864 AD. The Lake is presently under the control of Mysore University. Over the years, the vegetation has undergone a significant change, and plantation and woodland have succeeded grassland in the northwestern parts of the land around the lake. A corresponding change in bird life has been seen, with the disappearance of grassland species. The water ferns, namely Azolla pinnata, A. microphylla and A. filiculoides are the common pteridophyte species found in this IBA, of which the latter two are common in the lake, while A. pinnata is the most dominant ubiquitous species occuring in roadside ponds, pools, lakes and other standing waters. The tree species in the lake environs are Acacia, Cassia, Albizzia lebbeck, Bauhinia and Wrightia tinctora.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
|Artificial - aquatic||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Fisheries / aquaculture|
|Notes: Tourism and recreation|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: A. Shivaprakash and Thejaswi Shivanand.
Mysore Amateur Naturalists (MAN) (1997) Checklist of the Birds of Kukkarahalli Lake. Mysore Amateur Naturalists, Mysore. Pp. 36.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kukkarahalli Tank. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2014
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