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The migratory birds, including the famous flamingos, have started arriving at Pulicat Lake.
=> This positive development is largely due to increase in the storage levels in the reservoir in adjoining areas.
=> Greater flamingos and pelicans are some of the famous migratory birds that visit this place.
=> It is the second-largest brackish water lake in the country, next only to Chilika lake.
=> Also called Pazhaverkadu, it lies at the border of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu on the Barricade Island of Sriharikota.
=> The region in which Pulicat lake is situated receives rainfall from both South-West as well as North-East monsoon winds.
=> Two rivers that feed the lagoon are the Arani River at the southern tip and the Kalangi River from the northwest, in addition to some smaller streams.
=> Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is a famous bird sanctuary located near this lake.
=> The lake is also home to black-headed ibis, Asian openbill, black-crowned night heron, and little cormorant. Other migratory birds that visit the sanctuary include northern pintail, common teal, little grebe, northern shoveler, Eurasian coot, Indian spot-billed duck, grey heron, Oriental darter, black-winged stilt, garganey and gadwall.
=> The project "Mangrove Restoration in Asia" is implemented at Pulicat Lake.
=> Flamingo Festival is held every year to promote tourism in Pulicat and Nelapattu.
About Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary:
=> It is considered one of the biggest habitats for some hundreds of pelicans and other birds.
=> Located about 20 km north of the Pulicat Lake on the Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu border.
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