|Central coordinates||76o 37.00' East 12o 16.33' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description This small lake has a variety of habitats which sustain a vibrant birdlife - wetlands, including the lake and adjacent paddy fields, mudflats and drains, open dry land, scrub forest, Sesbania and Acacia plantations, grassland, bamboo groves, mango and coconut groves, and orchards. Lingambudhi Lake was established in 1828 AD by Krishnaraja Wodeyar, ruler of the erstwhile State of Mysore, in memory of his wife. A farm of medicinal plants has been set up in a portion of the 108 ha of Forest Department land surrounding the lake, which includes a part of the wetland.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis||resident||2004||present||-||A1, A4i||Near Threatened|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga||winter||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||winter||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2004||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - aquatic||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Agriculture/grass cultivation/ medicinal plants farm|
|Notes: Fisheries /aquaculture|
|Notes: Forestry / plantations|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Nature conservation and research|
|Notes: Tourism and recreation (Recreational Park)|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Thejaswi Shivanand and A. Shivaprakash.
Rasmussen, P. C. and Anderton, J. C. (in press) Birds of South Asia: the Ripley guide. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Thejaswi, S. (2001). The Year of the Rosy Pastor. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 41(3): 34-34.
Thejaswi, S., A. Shivaprakash and T. Shivanandappa (2000) Migratory birds at the Lingambudhi lake in Mysore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 40(1): 7-9.
Thejaswi, S. and Shivaprakash, A. (in press) Black Tern, Chlidonias niger (Linn.) in Mysore, Karnataka: first record from inland south India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.
Thejaswi, S. and Shivaprakash, A. (in press) Observations of the Rustyrumped Grasshopper-Warbler, Locustella certhiola (Pallas) at Mysore. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.
Thejaswi. S. and Shivaprakash, A. (in press) The Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca Savigny, near Mysore, south India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.
Wetlands International (2002) Waterbird Population Estimates: Third Edition. Wetlands International Global Series No. 12, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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