31 species of birds spotted at Otteri Lake

The Department of forest and Animal Keepers at Arignar Anna Zoological Park has carried out long day census of birds and came to the conclusion that 31 species of birds in Vandalur’s Otteri Lake.

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  • This census will focus on the no of new species of birds had arrived and increase in their number in comparison to previous year.
  • The Lake sprawling area of 16 acres and protected by 635m long wall, It has storage capacity of 8.5 crore liters.
  • The lake is filled with water and around 31 species of 7256 birds were found during the survey, and species includes spotbill duck , Spoonbill, dabchick, night heron, Indian Cormorant, Little egret .
  • The Indian Cormorant staggering 3259 in number followed by little cormorant at 1756 the survey revealed. Out of 31 species 11 stay in the Zoo and carry out breeding activities