Tamil Nadu notifies' Nanjarayan Tank' as bird sanctuary

Tamil Nadu notifies' Nanjarayan Tank' as bird sanctuary

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Category : State Published on: September 20 2022

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  • The Tamil Nadu government has notified the Nanjarayan tank in Tiruppur district as the 17th bird sanctuary of the State.
  • The tank, locally called Sarkar Periyapalayam tank, lies at the junction of Tiruppur North and Uthukuli taluks, covering 125.86 hectares.
  • This is the second bird sanctuary in the western part of Tamil Nadu after Vellode bird sanctuary.
  • The tank is considered an abode of migratory bird species. Bar-headed goose, ruddy shelduck, northern shoveler and many other species native to Central Asia are expected to arrive at the tank by October.
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