08 September 2016 Current Affairs: It is a dream come true for bird watchers and naturalists. The State Wildlife Board, headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has decided to declare Ankasamudra tank in Hagari Bommanahalli taluk as a bird conservation reserve.
The Ankasamudra tank was gaining popularity as a natural birds sanctuary. Over 140 species of birds, both local and migratory, including Rosy Starlings, painted storks, open billed storks, Northern Shovelors, Northern Pintails, Sand pipers, cormorants, parakeets, egrets, ibis and herons among others, chose it as not only a roosting place but also as a breeding spot.
This is the first bird conservation reserve declared in the entire Hyderabad-Karnataka region.