Bird Photography in Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary:
Distance from Sri City: 43 kms
Take out that long lens and your camera or just go and experience the magic of Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary This bird is situated in the the village of Nelapattu Spread over an area of 458.92 hectares, it is an important breeding site for spot-billed pelicans.
The Barringtonia swamp forests are found in the 83 hectares in the Nelapattu tank. The predominant tree species is Barringtonia acutangula– Hijal. This tree also grows in uplands, but the tree species found at Nelapattu can grow in flooded conditions lasting for 5 to 7 months. The saplings survive total submersion during the long duration of flooding.
About 189 bird species can be found at Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, 50 of which are migratory. In addition to the spot-billed pelican, it is an important breeding site for white ibis, openbill stork, night heron, and little cormorant. Other migratory water birds that visit the sanctuary include Norther pintail, Common teal, Dabchick, Northern Shoveler, Coots, Spot billed ducks, Grey heron, Darter, Black-winged Stilt, Garganey and Gadwalls.