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Location India, Karnataka
Central coordinates 76o 43.00' East  12o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 809 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description This irrigation tank is a small dam built across the Gundal river, a tributary of the Kabini (Kapila) river, 5 km from the temple town of Nanjangud, which is situated 20 km south of Mysore city. It is a fairly important irrigation tank in Mysore district in terms of both waterspread and the irrigated area. The tank is surrounded by coconut plantations, an Acacia plantation of the Forest Department, paddy fields and the Tagadur Ramachandra Rao canal (Kabini dam right bank canal).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus resident  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
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 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - aquatic   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Thejaswi Shivanand and A. Shivaprakash.


BirdLife International (undated) Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Asia: Project briefing book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K., unpublished.

Wetlands International (2002) WaterbirdPopulation Estimates: Third Edition. Wetlands International Global Series No. 12. Wageningen, The Netherlands.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Narasambudhi Lake. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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