Wildlife of Mandarmani

Swarnava/ June 25, 2017/ Uncategorized, WILDLIFE & TRAVEL

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

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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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Verditer flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus)

Swarnava/ January 9, 2017/ Uncategorized

  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

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White-breasted Waterhen( Amaurornis phoenicurus )

Swarnava/ January 9, 2017/ Uncategorized

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.

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White Breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

Swarnava/ January 9, 2017/ Uncategorized

    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

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