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In which district Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is located?
1. Uttara Kannada
2. Mangaluru
3. Shimoga
4. Bellari

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Shimoga

The correct answer is Shimoga.

  • Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is an island located near the Mandagadde village which is 30 km from the Shimoga town in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka.
    • It is a small picturesque island located in the River Tunga nearly 32 km from Shimoga town on the way to Thirthahalli.
    • Mandagadde is one of the 20 important sanctuaries in the country.
    • The perfect time to explore the island, which is a part of Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary, is from July to October during which the island is visited by a plethora of migratory birds such as darter, egret, snake-bird, cormorant.
    • This island is just 1.14 acres big and is a paradise for ornithologists. ​
    • This sanctuary is important for bird nesting with over 5,000 birds here during the peak season.
    • During the season, three types of migratory birds flock to the lush green environs of the sanctuary and stay till December which are:
      • Median egret, Darter (or snakebird), Little cormorant 

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  • The 5 National Parks of Karnataka:
    • Karnataka has a total of 5 National Parks.
    • The oldest and the biggest in area of them all is the Bandipur National Park.
    • Here is a list of National Parks in Karnataka. 
S.no Name of National Park Year of Notification Total Area(km²)
1 Anshi National Park 1987 417.37
2 Bandipur National Park 1974 874.2
3 Bannerghatta National Park 1974 260.51
4 Kudremukh National Park 1987 600.32
5 Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarahole) National Park 1988 643.39

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