Crested serpent eagle ( Spilornis cheela )

Swarnava Nandi (writer)/ July 17, 2017/ BENGAL BIRDS

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,

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Oriental scops owl

Swarnava Nandi (writer)/ June 18, 2017/ Bird Photography, Birds of India, Uncategorized

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

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Olive-backed pipit

Swarnava Nandi (writer)/ March 15, 2017/ BENGAL BIRDS, Uncategorized

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

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Common moorhen

Swarnava Nandi (writer)/ March 15, 2017/ BENGAL BIRDS, Uncategorized

  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

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Birds Of Central Park, Kolkata

Swarnava Nandi (writer)/ March 15, 2017/ BENGAL BIRDS, Bird Photography, Birds in Kolkata, Uncategorized

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

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