Because not only is he a good and patient person, he is a birder, an awesome student of design and he plays well with soft white bunnies.
What strikes to your mind when you are asked to name few common birds in and around Kolkata ? A sparrow , perhaps a pigeon , a myana or may be just a house crow but have you ever thought that there can also be so many variations even among these birds , they could have some other names ,
The Crested serpent eagle also known as the Tilaj Baj in Bengali is a medium-sized raptor that is found in forested habitats across tropical Asia. Within its widespread range across the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and East Asia, there are considerable variations and some authorities prefer to treat several of its 21 subspecies as completely separate species. Photographing the bird,
The Oriental scops owl (Otus sunia) is a species of scops owl found in eastern and southern Asia.It can be distinguished from the Collared scops owl by well marked underparts, a whitish scapular stripe and lack of pale a collar. There are two color morphs, namely grey and rufous. Sexes are alike. Some individuals may freeze with eyes half closed
Owls have been always very fascinating to me since I saw the first one in Central park, Kolkata in 2015, a Spotted Owlet. Back then it was just an winter visitor to the park, it would come, breed and when the chicks are well fledged would fly away . Though, soon later enough it became a resident in Central park,
Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) The Olive-backed Pipit is a small passerine bird of the Pipit family which breeds across South, Central and East Asia, as well as Northeast Russia. Sometimes it is also referred to as Indian Pipit as well as Tree Pipit owing to its resemblance with the Tree Pipit. However, its back is more olive-toned and less streaked
Common moorhen ( Gallinula crolopus ) The common moorhen which is often also known the waterhen and as the swamp chicken is a bird species in the family Rallidae. It is distributed across many parts of the West and south Asia as well as West and South Africa .The common moorhen lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals and other
Birds Of Central Park, Kolkata Tucked on the eastern fringes of the city of Kolkata, at the heart of Salt Lake, a park is built around expansive waterbody known to people as Central Park, also referred to as Banabitan locally, offers more than 90 species of birds including resident and migratory birds. There are also quite a few mammals, frogs