Bengaluru was once called as"City of Lakes". Fresh water lakes dominated on all parts of the city. However, due to growing civilization many well known lakes are converted into apartments and layouts. This has led to ecological problems across the city.
One such old, historic and large wetland is Hebbal Lake which is located in the north of Bengaluru. Due to extensive residential habitats the lake suffered massive sewage intake, as a result aquatic life faced a challenging situation. But this problem was taken care by public works department and also forest department. Now the lake has stipulated timings for visitors, also the sewage flow into the lake is stopped.
The habitat is favored by many species of aquatic birds like herons, storks, common coots, jacanas, moorhens, spot billed ducks, spoonbills.
|Spot Billed Duck.|
The freshwater lake attracts various species of fishes which in turn brings cormorants, lapwings, kingfishers and raptors.
|Red Wattled Lapwings.|
|Bronze winged Jacana..|
|Little Cormorant and a Darter (Snake Bird).|
|Rose Ringed Parakeet.|
|Brahminy Kite--Common raptor.|
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