Sunday, March 04, 2012

Nesting Pelicans - Kokrebellur - 2

Kokre can be loosely translated as 'Storks' in Kannada and thus Kokrebellu is a small village in Karnataka that is a haven for breeding storks and pelicans. According to a paper written by Harish Bhat & Pramod Subbarao, Kokrebellur is one of the five last breeding sites for the globally threatened bird species, the Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus phillipensis) in India.


Although the visit of Pelicans to this village was recorded as early as 1853, it was not until the pioneering efforts of a senior forest official S G Neginhal of the Indian Forest Service.



1 comment:

  1. You were at Kokkarebellur? Hmmm it is a good place for birdwatchers! I had been there a few times and liked it!