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Tours To Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Tours To Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary Tamil Nadu - Located in the extreme south eastern corner of Tamil Nadu, in the district of Thoothukudi,
Vallanadu Black Buck National Park is an expanse of scrub forest covering a land area of 16.41 sq. kms.
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Scrub forest is the primary vegetation of the South India Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary and is characterized by mild winters and profuse rainfall followed by dry summer.
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All through the dry summer months the plant life remains torpid. The landscape is
dominated by short, drought resistant pine trees or scrub oak trees. Besides these the deciduous and evergreen trees also grows abundantly. The plants have hard and waxen leaves that help them to retain moisture and survive the months of drought.
Vallanadu Black Buck National Park boasts of a number of other animal species besides the black buck that makes it famous. There are the spotted deer, macaques, jungle cat, mongoose and wild hares.
Among the birds you can expect to spot the Whistling Thrust,
Emerald Dove, Green Pigeon, Tickell's Flower Pecker and Rufus Wood Pecker, Rose Ringed Parakeet and the Black Eagle.Bird watchers are advised to take a bird guide along who has a wealth of info about the habitats and the behavior of the birds. While some birds are residential, the others visit this place only in summer or winter.
Flora and Fauna in Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary
The great diversity of flora and fauna in Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary is simply amazing. This dense scrub forest area houses Spotted Deer, Macaques, Jungle cat, Mongoose, wild hares and several other animals.The sanctuary was founded with the aim of protecting and nurturing Blackbucks in the country. As a consequence of extensive poaching and habitat loss, blackbuck populations have been reduced drastically. Today, blackbuck is an endangered species in India, and is included in Schedule I of Indian Wildlife Act.
Avian Population in Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary
For bird watchers there are many options in and around Thoothukudi. A major attraction just 22 km northwest of Thoothukudi is Mayura Thottam.
Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary is located in Thoothukudi District, with Madurai Airport and Tirunelveli Railway station located at a distance of 165 km and 20 km, respectively.It is a peacock farm situated at Ottapidaram. Mayura Thottam is spread over an area of 55 acres. A large number of migratory birds also visit this place every year during the breeding season. The diet of the black buck consists mostly of grasses, although it does eat pods, flowers and fruits too. The maximum life span of Blackbucks is 16 years and the average is 12 years.
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