Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary- the Green Lung of Kochi

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary- the Green Lung of Kochi

Mangalavanam, also known as the Green Lung of Kochi, is an ecologically sensitive area located at the heart of Kochi, the industrial capital of Kerala. Mangalavanam spreads about 2.74 hectares.
A bird survey conducted in May 2006 found that there were 194 birds belonging to 32 species and the total number of bird species recorded so far from the area is 72. Common redshank, , white-breasted waterhen, common greenshank, brahminy kite and marsh sandpiper are some of the species found here. A study conducted in 2006 found 17 species of butterflies, 51 species of spiders belonging to 40 Genus and 16 families. Also six species of mammals which includes Indian flying-fox, painted bat, house rat/black rat, bandicota, three-striped palm squirrel/dusky palm squirrel and Eurasian otter. Two species of amphibians, Limnonectes limnocharis and Duttaphrynus melanostictus, and seven species of fishes Anabas testudineus, Striped panchax, Orange chromide, Blackline rasbora, Malabar swamp eel, Etroplus suratensis and Sarotherodon mossambica were found here.


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Kerala, the paradise of earth in South India, also known as God’s own country, is a magical Destination. Every knook and corner offers a magical visual wonder to its visitors. Kerala is blessed with the beauty of Mother nature. Keralam means the land of coconut trees in the regional language. The most fascinating hill stations like Munnar , Waynad, Ponmudi, Kuttikanam and Devikulam, charming back waters , house boats, placid lakes, fresh water fishing, Chinese fishing nets, beaches, fisher folks, sea food , boat races, water falls, lakes, spice plantations, teak, tea and coffee estate, tropical forests, paddy fields, amazing village life, Ayurveda: an ancient system of healing closely related to mother nature, spectacular temple festivals like Thrissur pooram, Uthralikkavu pooram, Chinakkathur pooram, Nenmara Vallangi vela, Arattupuzha pooram, Ochira festival and Thipunithura Athachamayam , Vibrant dance and art forms like Kathakali (A classic dance form), Theyyam, Padayani, Mohiniyattam, Ottam thullal, Chakyar koothu, Nangyar koothu, Mayoora nritham and Poothanum thirayum, unique architecture, attire and jewellery, mouthwatering cuisine especially Kerala Sadhya: a traditional feast on a plantain leaf with unique kerala dishes like Olan, Kalan, ishtu, Sambhar, Eriseri, Koottukari, Aviyal, Pappadam, Inchikari, Pachadi, Naranga kari, Moru, Rasam and Payasam, Kappa and Karimeen porichathu, Toddy, Meen mulakittathu… the list goes on.


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