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Location India, Karnataka
Central coordinates 76o 50.00' East  12o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 500 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description This large irrigation tank is situated near Kanali village, 15 km southeast of Mandya town. The tank is full throughout the year with canal water supplied from the Krishnarajasagar reservoir. Paddy and sugarcane fields surround the Lake.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

Acknowledgements Key contributors: K. Manu, Thejaswi Shivanand and A. Shivaprakash.


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

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