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Location: Charlapally-Rampally Cheruvu

Mandal: Ghatkesar
District: Ranga Reddy
State: Andhra Pradesh
About the Location: Charlapally-Rampally Cheruvu is situated in the Cherlapally
Industrial area near ECIL (almost 5-7 kms from ECIL cross road). The water body and
its surroundings abound in a large variety of fauna. There is a bund which separates
the lake from the fields, marshes and scrubs. One can see Cinnamon, Black and
Yellow Bitterns, the Red-necked Falcon, Scaly-breasted Rail, Scaly-breasted and
Black-headed Munias in this undisturbed and unexplored spot.
Date: 19th September, 2010
Time: 6:40 am to 9:15 am
Habitat: Lake, small patch of paddy field (right side of the bund), grasslands and
rocky terrain
Weather: Sunny day
Nomenclature: Grimmett
Other observations: The lake was full of water and green tall reeds near the water
(the perfect place for all the bitterns and reed warblers). One of the main
observations was that this lake was not excluded too for huge idol immersion.
Sl. Alphabet Common Name Scientific Name
No. s
1 A Red Avadavat (Red Munia) Amandava amandava
2 Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
3 Green Bee-eater Merops philippinus
4 B Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
5 Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
6 Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
7 Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
8 Large Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
9 C Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
10 Common Coot Fulica atra
11 Jungle Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
12 Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
13 Little Brown Dove (Laughing Streptopelia senegalensis
D Dove)
14 Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
15 Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
16 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
17 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
18 G Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
19 Black-crowned Night Heron Nicorax nycticoraxyct
20 H Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
21 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
22 White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
23 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
24 Small Blue Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
25 Black Kite Milvus migrans
26 M Blue-faced Malkoha Phaenicaphaeus viridirostris
27 Scaly-breasted Munia (Spotted Lonchura punctulata
28 Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca
29 White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
30 Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
31 Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
32 P Ashy Prinia (Ashy Wren Prinia socialis
33 India Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
34 Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
35 Common Sandpiper/Wood Actitis hypoleucos/ Tringa
Sandpiper (unidentified) glareola
36 Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica
37 S Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra
38 Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarina zeylonica
39 Common Swallow Hirundo tahitica
40 House Swift Apus affinis
41 Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
42 River Tern Sterna aurantia
43 White-breasted Water Hen Amaurornis phoenicurus
44 W Large Pied Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
45 Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar