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Manjira Bird Sanctuary

Location : The Manjira sanctuary is located along the river Manjira near Sangareddy, the district head quarters  of Medak. 
Coverage area : 20 Sq-km.
Main attractions : Marsh Crocodile, White Ibises
Best time to visit : October to June.
Accommodation : Inspection bunglows at Sangareddy & Sadasivapet
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : Nearest railway station is at Hyderabad.
-- By air : 
-- By road : About 50 km. from Hyderabad near Sangareddy town, well connected by road.
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Manjira Bird Sanctuary is located near Sangareddy in Medak district spreading over 20-sq-km. It is a small sanctuary located along the river Manjira. It supports Riverine habitat. It is home for many water bird species, mugger crocodiles and fresh water turtles.

Flora & Fauna :
One can notice an extensive growth of Babul Prosopis. Plants commonly found in water are Pistia, Hydrilla, Eichornia and Vallisneria. Fishes of various species like Catla, Rahu, Murrel, Ech Paten, Karugu, Chidwa and reptiles like Monitor Lizards, Fresh Water Turtles, Cobra and Marsh Crocodiles can be seen here. Different species of birds found here are Painted Storks, Herons, Coots, Teals, Cormorants, Pochards, Black and White Ibises, SpoonBills, and Open Billed Storks etc.


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