Magadi Bird Sanctuary

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Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Magadi Bird Sanctuary is located in Karnataka
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Coordinates: 15°13′00″N 75°30′43″E / 15.216647°N 75.511951°E / 15.216647; 75.511951Coordinates: 15°13′00″N 75°30′43″E / 15.216647°N 75.511951°E / 15.216647; 75.511951
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Gadag district
Taluk Shirhatti
Lok Sabha Constituency Haveri
 • Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 582117
Vehicle registration KA-26

Magadi Bird Sanctuary[1] created at the Magadi tank, it is one of the biodiversity hotspots of Karnataka.

The bar-headed goose migrates to the Magadi wetlands

The Magadi tank is located in Magadi village of Shirhatti Taluk, Gadag District. From Gadag it is 26 km, it is located on Gadag-Bangalore Road, from Shirhatti it is 8 km, and from Lakshmeshwar 11 km.

The bar-headed goose[2][3] is one of the birds which migrate to Magadi wetlands. Normally birds eat fish, amphibians, molluscs, snakes etc., but migratory birds eating agricultural produce is both interesting and curious too. In the winter it feeds on barley, rice and wheat and may damage crops.

Controlling authorities[edit]

Controlling authorities of the Magadi tank are Department of Fisheries, Government of Karnataka and Village Panchayat, Magadi.

Local institutions[edit]

Local institutions include the village panchayat, development of tank fisheries and bird sanctuary

Karnatak University supports the study of birds.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Magadi tank, Biodiversity hotspots of Karnataka". Dr. A. V. Narasimha Murthy. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Bar-headed Goose". Dr. A. V. Narasimha Murthy. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  3. ^ "BIRDS OF INDIA A8". Dr. A. V. Narasimha Murthy. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 

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