|Copyright: Gorky Shaw (gorky) (22)|
|Date Taken: 2009-02-14|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot SX100 IS|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2009-02-17 6:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary on the Kanpur-Lucknow road in Uttar Pradesh, India consisting of a lake and the surrounding environs. The sanctuary provides protection for 250 species of migratory birds mostly from CIS (or formerly USSR) countries, but the numbers have been dwindling since the 1990s, most having relocated to newer areas in Himachal and Rajasthan. The sanctuary also houses a deer garden.|
The avian population here comprises a mix of residents as well as migratory birds. The birds migrate across Himalayas from Tibet, Europe and Siberia during winters. Some of these birds fly over 5000 kilometers. Some of the major migratory birds during the season are Graylag Goose, Pintail, Red-Crested Pochard, Shoveller, Coot and Mallard. Some major local migratory and residential birds are Saras crane, Painted Stork, Peacock, White Ibis, Dabchick, Whistling teal, Open billed stork, Pheasant tailed jacana, Bronze winged Jacana, Purple moorhen, Lapwing, Tern vulture, Pigeon, King crow, Indian roller and Bee eater. The major reptiles found in the sanctuary are Cobra, Viper, Krait, Rat snake and Water snakes.
(source Wikipedia and Bharatonline)
Picturesque Natural swamps such as this abound within the area.
Note: I had to reduce the image size significantly to meet TN limits. This has led to visible loss of image quality.
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