Second largest salt water lake

Do you know that Pulicat lake is known as the second largest salt water lake in India? It covers an area of around 450 square kilometres. The habitat consists of shallow brackish water lagoons, tidal mudflats, sand banks, thin scrub intercepted by paddy fields and reed beds.

Over 130 resident and migratory bird species have been spotted here. Some of the bird species spotted here in winter include Greater Flamingo, Lesser Flamingo, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler ducks, Sandpipers, Plovers, Terns, Gulls, Osprey, Painted Stork, Asian Openbill Stork, Glossy Ibis, Black-headed Ibis, Western Reef Egret, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Great Egret, Greenshank, Common Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Godwits, Pied Avocet, Eurasian Curlew, Spot-billed Pelican, Stints, Peregrine Falcon, Common Kestrel.

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