Karnala Bird Sanctuary

  • It is in Western Ghats
  • It is covered with moist mixed deciduous forest
  • The sanctuary is particularly rich in climbers and as many as 11 species are recorded from KBS.
  • Among mammals, three species of primates (Common Langur, Bonnet Macaque and Rhesus macaque) are occurring in the sanctuary. Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Jackals, Hyaena, Jungle Cat, Squirrel, Porcupine and Indian Hare are also reported from the sanctuary.
  • KBS is particularly known for its rich avifauna and is home to over 146 species of resident and 37 species of migratory birds that visit during winter.
  • Rare endemic birds of Western Ghats such as Malabar grey Hornbill, Ashy Minivet, three-toed Kingfisher and Malabar Trogon are reported from Sanctuary.
  • Among other significant bird species the records of Malabar Whistling Thrush, long-billed Vulture, Indian Scimitar Babbler and Shaheen Falcon are significant
  • Why in news? NH 17 Connection Mumbai and Goa passes through it. NHAI passed a project to safeguard the sancutary