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MADA FOREST (CORINGA WILD LIFE SANCTUARY)
 

It is at a distance of about 15 KM from Kakinada on Kakinada Yanam Road and 70 KM  from Rajahmundry

(Via) Ramachandrapuram. Coringa Sanctuary, named after a tiny village
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Coringa in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh a part of Godavari Mangroves was declared as a wildlife sanctuary. They normally occur between high waterlevel and near about mean sea level along the sheltered shores, estuaries, tidal creeks, back-waters, lagoons, marshes and mud-flats. Where conditions favour the Mangroves may form extensive and productive forests in the sheltered coastal lines. The mangrovees contain a highly specialised community of plants associated with animal species which are not capable of surviving in any other situations.

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Mangroves invariably attract large populations of birds which feed on various organisms occurring in the mangrove forest and in the back water. During the low tide some of the areas are exposed (elevated mud flats having small fishes, shrimps, molluses) attracting avafauna for its feed.   Over 120 species of birds are reported and among them the following are the common birds found in the Sanctuary.

 
Little Egret Cattle Egret
Pied Kingfisher Small Blue KingFisher
Black Capped KingFisher< Pond Heron
Reef Heron Grey Heron
Night Heron Little Stint
Sand Piper Red Shrank
Red Wattle-Lapwing Crow Pheasant
Flamingos Sea Gulls
Purple Heron Brahmini Kite
Open Bill Stork Little Cormorant
 
 
Fauna of Mangroves :          

The fauna found in mangroves is unique and cannot survive in any other ecological situation. Mangroves provide different varieties of conditions for the habitation of variety of animal population. The crowns of trees including trunk, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits provide niches essentially, to terrestrial fauna like birds, mammals and insects. The soil surface of mangroves provide niche for mudskippers, crabs and molluses. The water in the forest supports a variety of animals like the smooth Indian Otters (Mud skipper, Crab) Jackal Monkeys and Fishing cat. The Sanctuary has an unique distinction of having a 18 Km. long sand spit in the North Eastern side, where the species of Olive Ridley sea turtle (endangered species) nests during January - March every year.

  
Flora :

Thirty Five Plant Species are present in this sanctuary belonging to twenty four families. The Plants species commonly found here are Thirty Five Plant Species are present in this sanctuary belonging to twenty four families. The Plants species commonly found here are

            
Species
Telugu Name
Avicennia officinalis
Nalla Mada
Avicennia marina
Tella Mada
Avicennia alba
Vilva Mada
Excoecaria agallocha
Tilla
Rhizophora mucronata
Uppu Ponna
Ceriops decandra
Calhasu
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
Oorudu
Lumnitzera recemosa
Thanduga
Sonneratia apetala
Kalinga
Rhizophora conjugata
Ponna
Aegiceras corniculatum
Guggilam
Thespesia populneoides
Attakanarai
Hibiscus tiliaceous
Gangaravi
 
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