Situated about 3kms from the historic city of Srirangapatna, Rangannathittu Bird Sanctuary is a much sought after place by birders. Comprising of six ilslets set on the banks of the Cauveri river, a host of small mammals and a variety of birds inhabit this small sanctuary. Guided boat tours are available and the best time of the year to visit is between June – November which is the nesting season of the birds.
The Little Egret is a small white Heron with black legs and yellow feet. They are famous for their beautiful plumes and they feed on fish, insects, molluscs, worms and sometimes even small mammals and birds. Here the Egret and its reflection has been captured in a dramatic way with perfect symmetry that makes it Picture Perfect!
A wild cousin of our domestic fowl these are found mostly in Peninsular India. The comb is deep red in color and they have long neck.Their calls are very loud. They are hunted for their meat and for their plumes that are used for making fishing lures.They feed on mall dog fibble, seasonal pulp fruit seeds and hot peppers.
Purplr herons have a long neck that give a wide reach and their slim bills are large and powerful and can at times even kill snakes.Purple Herons are shy and hunt alone, mainly through the night. They feed on fish, insects, amphibians, reptiles and even small birds. Their colorful plumage helps them in camouflaging them among reeds. They can stay motionless for long periods of time waiting to hunt their prey.