Flora and Fauna

Birds captured at Puttenahalli Lake!

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Pic: Sujesh S.


See more photographs at PNLIT Shutterbugs
Videos of birds at the lake can be seen here

When this website was started in 2010, bird sightings reported by visitors to the lake were tracked on these pages, 
along with pictures as available. New species that are spotted are still recorded on the site, 
but tracking is done on eBird, through the "Puttakere" birding hotspot here

You can track the birds and submit your sightings at Puttenahalli Lake on eBird here

Flora at the lake

Common name (Botanical name, Other names)

TREES

African Tulip (Spathodea campanulata, Rudra Palash, Flame of the Forest) 
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna, Neer)
Ashoka (Saraca asoca, Kenkali)

Berr
Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
Butter Tree (Madhuca latifolia, Ippe)

Cannon-ball (Couroupita guianensis, Ayahuma, Nagalingam)
Cherry (Prunus)
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum, Lavanga)
Cluster Fig (Ficus glomerata, Atthi)
Curry Tree (Murraya koenigii)
Custard Apple (Annona recticulata)

Guava (Psidium guajava)
Golden Bell (Tabebuia argentea, Tree of gold)

Indian Cork (Millingtonia hortensis, Aakasha Mallige)
Indian Medlar (Mimusops elengi, Spanish Cherry, Pagade, Bakul)
Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo, Sheesham, Tahli) 

Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia, Blue Jacaranda)


Night-flowering Jasmine (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Parijata)

Paradise Tree (Simarouba glauca)

Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
Rusty acacia (Acacia ferruginea, Banni)
Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus, Raktachandana)

Silk Cotton (white) (Bombax)
Silk Floss (Ceiba speciosa)

Wood Apple (Limonia acidissima, Elephant Apple) 

OTHER PLANTS 

Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum, Bleeding heart)
Jasmine (Jasminum)
Lantana (Lantana camara)









Profile by Dr S. Subramanya
(The list contains ALL Blr Lake Birds. Those spotted and identified at Puttenahalli Lake are linked below)
Migratory
CORMORANTS 
Family: Phalacrocoracidae

DARTERS 
Family: Anhingidae

DUCKS & GEESE 
Family: Anatidae
Bar-headed Goose*
Ruddy Shelduck*
Comb Duck*
Eurasian Wigeon*
Northern Shoveler*
Northern Pintail*
Common Teal*
Common Pochard*

FLAMINGOS 
Family: Phoenicopteridae 
Greater Flamingo* 

GREBES 
Family: Podicipedidae

GULLS 
Family: Laridae
Brown-headed Gull* 
Black-headed Gull*

HERONS 
Family: Ardeidae
Western Reef Egret
Great Egret
Striated Heron
Little Bittern 
Yellow Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern 
Black Bittern

IBISES & SPOONBILLS 
Family: Threskiornithidae
Black Ibis
Eurasian Spoonbill


KINGFISHERS 
Family: Alcedinidae

KINGFISHERS 
Family: Halcyonidae

KINGFISHERS 
Family: Cerylidae

KITES & HARRIERS 
Family: Accipitridae
Hen Harrier*
Pallid Harrier*
Pied Harrier*
Greater Spotted Eagle*
Osprey*

LARKS 
Family: Alaudidae
Oriental Skylark 

PLOVERS & LAPWINGS 
Family: Charadriidae
Great Stone Plover
Small Pratincole
Pacific Golden Plover*
Common Ringed Plover*
Little Ringed Plover
Kentish Plover*
Yellow-wattled Lapwing

RAILS & COOTS 
Family: Rallidae
Brown Crake 
Baillon's Crake* 
Ruddy-breasted Crake 
Slaty-breasted Rail 
Watercock 

SANDPIPERS 
Family: Scolopacidae
Pintail Snipe* 
Common Snipe*
Jack Snipe*
Black-tailed Godwit*
Eurasian Curlew* 
Spotted Redshank*
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank* 
Common Sandpiper*
Little Stint*
Temminck's Stint*
Ruff*

PAINTED SNIPE 
Family: Rostratulidae 
Greater Painted Snipe

PELICANS 
Family: Pelecanidae
White Pelican*

STILTS & AVOCETS 
Family: Recurvirostridae
Pied Avocet*

STORKS 
Family: Ciconiidae
White Stork*

SWALLOWS 
Family: Hirundinidae
Wire-tailed Swallow

TERNS 
Family: Sternidae
River Tern 
Black-bellied Tern
Whiskered Tern* 
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern*

WAGTAILS 
Family: Motacillidae
White Wagtail*
Citrine Wagtail*
Paddyfield Pipit
Red-throated Pipit*

WARBLERS 
Family: Sylviidae
Paddyfield Warbler* 
Clamorous Reed Warbler*

WARBLERS, FANTAIL  
Family: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola 


* Migratory
^^ No (good) photo capture
$$ Seen in areas close to the lake
Other Birds in the
lake vicinity



BABBLERS
Family: Leiothrichidae

BARBETS
Family: Megalaimidae

BEE-EATERS
Family: Meropidae

BULBULS

CHATS
Family: Muscicapidae

CHICKADEES & TITS
Family: Paridae

CROWS
Family: Corvidae

CUCKOOS
Family: Cuculidae

DOVES & PIGEONS
Family: Columbidae

DRONGOS
Family: Dicruridae

FINCHES
Family: Estrildidae

FLOWERPECKERS
Family: Dicaeidae

FOWLS
Family: Phasianidae

HERONS 
Family: Ardeidae

HORNBILLS
Family: Bucerotidae

KITES & HARRIERS 
Family: Accipitridae

MYNAS & 
STARLINGS
Family: Sturnidae

OWLS
Family: Strigidae
Barn Owl

PARROTS
Family: Psittacidae

SHRIKES
Family: Laniidae

SPARROWS
Family: Passeridae

SUNBIRDS
Family: Nectariniidae

SWALLOWS 
Family: Hirundinidae

SWIFTS
Family:Apodidae

WARBLERS
Family: Acrocephalidae

WARBLERS
Family: Phylloscopidae

WARBLERS, 
FANTAIL 
 
WHITE-EYES
Family: Zosteropidae

WOODPECKERS