Patna Bird Sanctuary

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Patna Bird Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)[1]
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Waterbirds at the lake
Map showing the location of Patna Bird Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Patna Bird Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Patna Bird Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Patna Bird Sanctuary
LocationEtah district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates27°31′5″N 78°16′50″E / 27.51806°N 78.28056°E / 27.51806; 78.28056Coordinates: 27°31′5″N 78°16′50″E / 27.51806°N 78.28056°E / 27.51806; 78.28056
Area109 ha (270 acres)
Created1991
Governing bodyUttar Pradesh State Forest Department

Patna Bird Sanctuary is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district encompassing a lentic lake that is an important wintering ground for migrating birds.[2] It was founded in 1991 and covers an area of 1.09 km2 (0.42 sq mi).[1] With a lake area of only 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi), it is the smallest bird sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.

The water quality of the lake supports a wide range of avifauna during winter season. The entire lake area gets covered by profuse growth of macrophytic vegetation of water hyacinth and Potamogeton species during summers.[citation needed]

Sarus crane
Rosy pelican, greylag goose, bar-headed goose
Tuffed duck and Fargusion ducks

About 200,000 birds of 300 different bird species frequent the sanctuary. More than 106 species of migratory and resident birds are known to have their resting habitats around the lake. The important aquatic birds inhabiting lake are:[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b Protected Planet (2018). "Patna". United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
  2. ^ Sharma, R.; Capoor, A. (2010). "Seasonal variations in physical, chemical and biological parameters of lake water of Patna bird sanctuary in relation to fish productivity" (PDF). World Applied Sciences Journal. 8 (1): 129−132.

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