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Lambasingi

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Lambasingi
Hill station
Valley near Lambasinghi
Nickname(s): 
Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh
Lambasingi
Lambasingi
Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates: 17°49′08″N 82°29′35″E / 17.818892°N 82.493069°E / 17.818892; 82.493069Coordinates: 17°49′08″N 82°29′35″E / 17.818892°N 82.493069°E / 17.818892; 82.493069
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictVisakhapatnam
MandalChintapalli
Elevation
1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
531116
Websitehttp://lambasingi.org.in/

Lambasingi (or Lammasingi) is a small village in the Eastern Ghats of Chintapalli Mandal of Visakhapatnam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. With an altitude that of 1000 m above sea level, the area is cooler than the surrounding plains and is covered in moist deciduous forest cover. There are several coffee, pine, and eucalyptus plantations around the area and some small attempts to grow apple and strawberry.

The region was formerly densely covered in forests and known in the past to have supported tigers.[1] The large wildlife in the region includes gaur.[2] The region is known for its diversity of bird life which were studied by numerous ornithologists including Trevor Price, Dillon Ripley, Bruce Beehler and K. S. R. Krishna Raju.[3][4][5][6][7]

References

  1. ^ Horne, W.O. (1928). Work and Sport in the Old I.C.S. William Blackwood & Sons Ltd. pp. 191-192.
  2. ^ Raju, KSR Krishna; Krishnamurthy, AVRG; Reddi, C Subba; Reddy, NAV Prasad; Lokaranjan, R; Shankar, KJNG (1987). "Status of wildlife and habitat conservation in Andhra Pradesh". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 84 (3): 605–619.
  3. ^ Beehler, Bruce M. (2008). Lost Worlds. Yale University Press. pp. 69-75.
  4. ^ Beehler, Bruce; Raju, KSRK; Ali, Shahid (1987). "Avian use of man-disturbed forest in the Eastern Ghats, India". Ibis. 129: 197–211.
  5. ^ Price, Trevor (1977). "October at Lammasinghi". Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 17 (4): 7-8.
  6. ^ Ripley, S Dillon; Beehler, Bruce M; Raju, KSR Krishna (1988). "Birds of the Visakhapatnam Ghats, Andhra Pradesh". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 85 (1): 90–107.
  7. ^ Ripley, S Dillon; Beehler, Bruce M; Raju, KSR Krishna (1987). "Birds of the Visakhapatnam Ghats, Andhra Pradesh". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 84 (3): 540–559.
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