This is a new blog post by dada.
Stretched around 13 km long beach, lies a winsome seaside resort village in East Midnapore district at the end of North Bay of Bengal, India, called Mandarmani. It is almost 185 km from my home town, Kolkata. Here, the primary attractions offered to the tourists are the tranquil beach, the placid sunrises, and sunsets near the estuary and the ornate
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
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus) Verditer Flycatcher, an Asian Flycatcher, also known as the Indian Verditer Flycatcher, is a member of the Old World Flycatcher family; Muscicapidae.It is named after its distinctive shade of copper-sulphate blue. This species can be found throughout Southeast Asia, from the lower parts of the Himalayas to southern China, India, and Indonesia. In Bengali, it
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) The White-breasted Waterhen is a waterbird of the rail and crake family which is widely distributed in Southeast Asia including the Indian subcontinent. In the local language of Bengal it is referred to as “Dahuk”. Where could you spot the White-breasted Waterhen in Kolkata? The White-breasted Waterhen mostly prefers to stay near open marshes, ponds.
White-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) Mainly found in Asia, the White-breasted Kingfisher is a tree Kingfisher. It is also referred to as White-throated Kingfisher, and Smyrna Kingfisher. ”Sadabuk machhranga” is what it is known as in Bengali. Where could you spot the White-throated Kingfisher in Kolkata? The White-breasted Kingfisher could be spotted at many of the birding locations especially