''Pichavaram Mangroves, Tamil Nadu

Pichavaram near Puducherry has a well-developed mangrove forest. Pichavaram consists of a number of islands interspersing a vast expanse of water covered with green ... more 
''Pichavaram Mangroves, Tamil Nadu

Pichavaram near Puducherry has a well-developed mangrove forest. Pichavaram consists of a number of islands interspersing a vast expanse of water covered with green trees. The area is about 1100 Hectare and is separated from the sea by a sand bar. The Pichavaram mangrove consisting of rare species like Avicennia and Rhizophara presents a special attraction, with its peculiar topography and environmental condition. It supports the existence of many rare varieties of economically important shell and finfishes. The Pichavaram mangroves attract an appreciable bird population of residents, local migrants and true migrants. Amongst others, one can view birds like Cormorants, Egrets, Storks, Herons, Spoonbills and Pelicans. The availability of different habitat types such as channels, creeks, gullies, mud flats and sand flats and adjacent sea shore offers ideal habitat for different species of birds and animals. (Source: Wikipedia)

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