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BIRDS AND OTHER FAUNA

We are dedicated to enhancing and protecting the lake ecosystem and its biodiversity. Over the last 13 years, we spotted an impressive  121 species of migratory and resident birds, as well as a wide range of spiders, butterflies, dragonflies and others that add to the beauty of our local ecosystem.. We are lucky to have a group of birders, experts, naturalists, and photographers who help us with their field observations, expertise and with documentation. Together, we strive to create an environment where birds and other fauna can thrive.

For listing of Birds spotted @ Puttenahalli Lake : https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2583597?yr=all&m= 

You can track the birds and record your sightings at the above link.

     

        BIRDS

  1. Babbler, Yellow-billed

  2. Barbet, Coppersmith

  3. Barbet, White-cheeked

  4. Bee-eater, Small Green

  5. Bulbul, Red-vented

  6. Bulbul, Red-whiskered

  7. Bushchat, Pied

  8. Coot, Eurasian

  9. Cormorant, Great

  10. Cormorant, Indian

  11. Cormorant, Little

  12. Coucal, Greater

  13. Crow, House

  14. Crow, Large-billed

  15. Cuckoo, Common Hawk

  16. Cuckoo, Pied (Jacobin’s)

  17. Darter, Oriental

  18. Dove, Spotted

  19. Dove, Laughing

  20. Drongo, Ashy

  21. Drongo, Black

  22. Duck, Garganey

  23. Duck, Lesser Whistling

  24. Duck, Spot-billed

  25. Egret, Cattle

  26. Egret, Great

  27. Egret, Intermediate

  28. Egret, Little

  29. Fantail, Spot-breasted

  30. Flowerpecker, Pale-billed

  31. Goose, Cotton Pygmy

  32. Grebe, Little

  33. Harrier, Western Marsh 

  34. Heron, Black-crowned Night

  35. Heron, Grey

  36. Heron, Indian Pond

  37. Heron, Purple

  38. Heron, Striated 

  39. Hornbill, Indian Grey

  40. House sparrow

  41. Ibis, Black-headed

  42. Ibis, Glossy

  43. Ibis, Red-naped

  44. Indian Paradise-Flycatcher

  45. Iora, Common

  46. Jacana, Bronze-winged

  47. Jacana, Pheasant-tailed

  48. Kingfisher, Common (Small Blue)

  49. Kingfisher, Pied

  50. Kingfisher, White-throated

  51. Kite, Brahminy

  52. Kite, Common /Black

  53. Koel, Asian

  54. Lapwing, Red-wattled

  55. Lapwing, Yellow-wattled

  56. Leafbird, Jerdon's

  57. Magpie-Robin, Oriental

  58. Martin, Dusky Crag

  59. Marsh-harrier, Eurasian

  60. Moorhen, Eurasian, Common

  61. Munia, Scaly-breasted

  62. Myna, Common

  63. Myna, Jungle

  64. Northern pintail

  65. Oriental Honey-buzzard

  66. Oriole, Golden

  67. Owl, Barn

  68. Owlet, Spotted

  69. Parakeet, Rose-ringed

  70. Peafowl, Indian

  71. Pigeon, Blue Rock

  72. Plover, Little ringed

  73. Prinia, Ashy

  74. Prinia, Gray-breasted

  75. Prinia, Plain

  76. Robin, Indian

  77. Rufous treepie

  78. Sandpiper, Common

  79. Sandpiper, Green

  80. Sandpiper, Marsh

  81. Sandpiper, Wood

  82. Shikra

  83. Shrike, Bay-backed

  84. Shrike, Brown

  85. Snake Eagle, Short toed

  86. Snipe, Common

  87. Snipe, Greater-painted

  88. Snipe, Pin-tailed

  89. Spot-billed Pelican

  90. Spot-breasted fantail

  91. Starling, Brahminy

  92. Starling, Chestnut-tailed

  93. Starling, Rosy, Pastor Roseus

  94. Stilt, Black Winged

  95. Stork, Asian Openbill

  96. Stork, Painted

  97. Stork, Woolly necked

  98. Sunbird, Loten’s 

  99. Sunbird, Purple

  100. Sunbird, Purple-rumped

  101. Swallow, European / Common/ Barn

  102. Swallow, Red-rumped

  103. Swallow, Wire-tailed

  104. Swamphen (Moorhen), Purple/Grey faced

  105. Swift, Asian Palm

  106. Swift, Little

  107. Tailorbird, Common 

  108. Tit, Cinerous

  109. Wagtail, Grey

  110. Wagtail, Western Yellow

  111. Wagtail, White

  112. Wagtail, White-browed

  113. Warbler, Blyth’s Reed

  114. Warbler, Booted

  115. Warbler, Clamorous Reed

  116. Warbler, Greenish

  117. Waterhen, White-breasted

  118. White-eye, Oriental (Indian)

  119. Woodpecker, White-naped

  120. Woodswallow Ashy

  121. Zitting Cisticola


      OTHER FAUNA

         FISH

  1. Carp, Rohu

  2. Carp, Catla

  3. Carp, Grass

  4. Common Catfish

  5. Guppy

  6. Nile Tilapia

  7. Snakehead

        MO LLUSCS

  1. Snail, Indian

  2. Snail, African Giant

        AMPHIBIANS

  1. Bullfrog, Indian

  2. Toad, Common Indian 

       

        BUTTERFLIES

  1. Baronet, Common – Symphaedra nais

  2. Blue, Zebra – Leptotes plinius

  3. Blue, Gram – Euchrysops cnejus

  4. Blue, Indian Tiny Grass – Zizula hylax

  5. Blue, Mormon – Papilio polymnestor

  6. Blue, Pea – Lampides boeticus

  7. Brown, Bamboo Tree – Lethe europa

  8. Brown, Bush – Mycalesis perseus

  9. Brown, Oriental Common Evening – Melanitis leda

  10. Castor, Common – Ariadne merione

  11. Cerulean, Common – Jamides celeno  

  12. Common, Jay – Graphium doson

  13. Coster, Tawny – Acraea terpsicore

  14. Crow, Common – Euploea core

  15. Crow, Double banded – Euploea sylvester

  16. Emigrant, Oriental Lemon – Catopsilia pomona

  17. Emigrant, Oriental Mottled – Catopsilia pyranthe

  18. Four-ring, Common – Ypthima huebneri

  19. Gull, Common – Cepora nerissa

  20. Jezebel, Common – Delias eucharis

  21. Leopard, Oriental Common – Phalanta phalantha

  22. Lime, Northern Swallowtail – Papilio demoleus

  23. Line blue, Common – Prosotas nora

  24. Pansy, Chocolate – Junonia iphita

  25. Pansy, Lemon – Junonia lemonias

  26. Pansy, Oriental Yellow – Junonia hierta 

  27. Pierrot, Common – Castalius rosimon

  28. Pioneer, Indian – Belenois aurota

  29. Psyche, Oriental – Leptosia nina

  30. Rose, Common – Pachliopta aristolochiae

  31. Rose, Crimson – Pachliopta hector

  32. Tailed Jay – Graphium agamemnon

  33. Tiger, Dark Blue – Tirumala septentrionis

  34. Tiger, Oriental Plain – Danaus chrysippus

  35. Tiger, Oriental Striped – Danaus genutia

  36. Yellow, Indian Spotless Grass – Eurema laeta

  37. Yellow, Oriental Common Grass – Eurema hecabe

  38. Yellow, Three Spot Grass – Eurema blanda

  39. Plains Cupid - Luthrodes pandava

  40. Common Mormon – Papilio polytes

  41. Eggfly Danaid – Hypolimnas misippus

  42. Pierrot Red – Talicada nyseus

  43. Eggfly Great – Hypolimnas bolina

  44. Tailed Palm Fly – Elymnias caudata

  45. Dakhan Common Baron – Euthalia aconthea

  46. Sahyadri Birdwing – Troides minos

  47. Common Sailor – Neptis Hylas

  48. Great Orange tip – Hebomoia glaucippe

  49. Common Silverline – Spindasis Vulcanus

         INSECTS

  1. Bee, blue banded

  2. Bee, Honey

  3. Bee, Voilet Carpenter – Xylocopa Violacea

  4. Bee, Bumble

  5. Bug, Jewel

  6. Bug Shield

  7. Bug Stink

  8. Bug Assassin

  9. Fly Crane

  10. Fly Hover – Baccha Elongata

  11. Fly Soldier Common green colonel – Oplodontha Viridula

  12. Fly Fruit

  13. Fly Robber

  14. Fly Neriidae

  15. Moth Tiger - Nyctemera Coleta

  16. Moth Moss Footmen – Nepita Conferta

  17. Moth, Swallowtail

  18. Moth, Zebra

  19. Beetle Golden Tortoise – Aspidimorpha Sanctaecrucis

  20. Beetle Emerald Green Chafer

  21. Beetle Green Tortoise – Chrysomelidae Cassidinae

  22. Beetle Orange Tortoise

  23. Beetle Weevil Leaf rolling

  24. Beetle Blister

  25. Beetle Jewel

  26. Wasp Paper

  27. Wasp Spider

  28. Wasp Potter

  29. Wasp Tiger

  30. Wasp Blue black flower

  31. Grasshoppers

  32. Katydid

  33. Mantis Praying, Stick & Ant

  34. Tree Hoppers

        DRAGONFLIES

  1. Common Picture-Wing – Rhyothemis variegata

  2. Ditch Jewel – Brachythemis contaminata

  3. Indian Common Clubtail – Ictinogomphus rapax

  4. Green Marsh Hawk – Orthetrum sabina

  5. Crimson Tailed Marsh Hawk – Orthetrum pruinosum

  6. Scarlet skimmer – Crocothemis servilia

  7. Granite Ghost – Bradinopyga geminata

  8. Wandering Glider – Pantala flavescens

  9. Coral tailed cloud wing – Tholymis tillarga

  10. Long legged Marsh Glider – Trithemis pallidinervis

  11. Greater Crimson Glider – Urothemis signata

  12. Blue Ground Skimmer – Diplacodis trivialis

  13. Blue Tailed Green Darner – Anax guttatus

  14. Crimson Marsh Glider – Trithemis aurora

  15. Pied Paddy Skimmer – Neurothemis tullia

  16. Tri-Coloured Marsh Hawk - Orthetrum luzonicum

  17. Red Marsh Trotter – Tramea basilaris

  18. Black marsh Skimmer – Indothemis Carnatica

  19. Rufous Marsh Glider - Rhodothemis Rufa

  20. The Lessor Emperor – Anax Parthenope

  21. Yellow-tailed Ashy skimmer – Potamarcha Congener

  22. Lessor Green Emperor – Anax Indicus

  23. Amber winged Marsh Glider – Hydrobasileus Croceus

  24. Trumpet Tail – Acisoma panorpoides

  25. Black Stream Glider – Trithemis festiva

 

        DAMSELFLIES 

   1.  Senegal Golden Dartlet – Ischnura senegalensis

   2.  Coramandal Marsh Dart – Ceriagrion coromandelianum

   3.  Emerald Spread wing – Lestes elatus 

   4.  Blue Grass Dart – Pseudagrion microcephalum

        ARACHNIDS (Spiders)

  1. Spider, Lynx – Green & Red

  2. Spider, Jumping – Chrysilla Volupe, Brettus, Phintella Vittata, Telamonia dimidiata

  3. Spider, Giant wood

  4. Spider Orb (weaver)

  5. Spider Signature

  6. Spider Ant mimicking – Myrmarachne Red & Black

  7. Spider Red Crab, White Crab & Yellow Crab

 

 

        REPTILES

  1. Indian Rat Snake

  2. Indian Spectacled Cobra

  3. Checkered Keelback

  4. Russell’s viper (spotted in Aug 2022)

  5. Peninsular Rock Agama

  6. Indian Garden Lizard

  7. Terrapin, Red-eared

  8. Indian Star Tortoise

    

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