Amarambalam

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Amarambalam
village
Amarambalam is located in Kerala
Amarambalam
Amarambalam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°14′0″N 76°11′0″E / 11.23333°N 76.18333°E / 11.23333; 76.18333Coordinates: 11°14′0″N 76°11′0″E / 11.23333°N 76.18333°E / 11.23333; 76.18333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)

New Amarambalam Reserved Forest is near Nilambur town and conjoins Silent Valley National Park. Central location is . Area is 265.72 km². Altitude rises sharply from 40 m to 2,554 m.

It is noted for 10 species of threatened or restricted bird species including: Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis), Nilgiri Wood-pigeon (Columba elphinstonii) Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides) Malabar Grey-hornbill (Ocyceros griseus), White-bellied Treepie (Dendrocitta leucogastra), Grey-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus priocephalus), Rufous Babbler (Turdoides subrufus), White-bellied Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis pallipes) and Crimson-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia minima).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birdlife International (2005) BirdLife's online World Bird Database, Important Bird Areas (IBA) Factsheet IN232, Amarambalam Reserved Forest - Nilambur, accessed 26/3/2007 Birdlife International