Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary aka Ranganathittu B S aka Paksi Kashi of Karnataka is located in Mandiya District of Karnataka. (Map View: In our place list, around 130 Km from Bangalore)

How this became a Bird Sanctuary:

The islets came into being when a dam across the Kaveri river was built in the 18th century. The ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali observed that the isles formed an important nesting ground for birds, and persuaded the Wodeyar kings of Mysore to declare the area a wildlife sanctuary in 1940.

BangaloreCaptured Team has spotted almost 33 birds at Ranganathittu. Some glimpse of Ranganathittu B S(click it to see enlarged images):

More at:
1. Sushil: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sushilkatre/tags/ranganthittubs/
2. Prashant: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kulliprashant/tags/ranganathittu/
3. Priyanka: http://www.flickr.com/photos/priyankavarma/tags/ranganthittu/
4. Vaibhav: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaibhavkumar/tags/ranganathittu/
5. Prashant Blog: http://prashantattrips.blogspot.com/2010/12/ranganathittu-bird-sanctuary-collection.html

Spotted Asian Paradise-flycatcher at Ranganathittu B S

Asian Paradise Flycatcher at Ranganathittu

white naped woodpecker spotted at Ranganathittu B S

white naped woodpecker at Ranganathittu B S

White Throadted Kingfisher (Embedded Image Inside)

White Throadted Kingfisher at Ranganathittu B S

Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher at Ranganathittu B S

Indian Blue Peacock (Embedded Images Inside)

Indian Blue Peacock at Ranganathittu B S

Indian Grey Hornbill (Embedded Images Inside)

Indian Grey Hornbill at Ranganathittu B S

Spotted Spot-billed Pelican at ranganathittu b s

Spot-billed Pelican at Ranganathittu B S

Red-whiskered Bulbul spotted.

Red-whiskered Bulbul at Ranganathittu B S


Cormorant at Ranganathittu B S

Devil Eyes

Crocodile at Ranganathittu B S

Purple-rumped Sunbird

Purple-rumped Sunbird at Ranganathittu B S

Great Stone-curlew (Embedded Images Inside)

Great Stone - Curlew at Ranganathittu B S

Black Crowned Night Heron

Black Crowned Night Heron at Ranganathittu B S

Eurasian Spoonbill at Ranganthittu BS

Eurasian Spoonbill at Ranganathittu B S