Wildlife of Mandarmani

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 […]

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Common moorhen

  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 […]

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Verditer flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus)

  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, […]

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White Breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

    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 […]

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Purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

Purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)   The purple-rumped sunbird is a sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Like other sunbirds, they are small in size, feeding mainly on nectar but sometimes take insects, particularly when feeding young. They can hover for short durations but usually perch to suck nectar from flowers. They build a hanging pouch […]

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Lineated barbet

  Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata) The Lineated Barbet can be found along the southern foothills of the Himalayas and also in parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal.In the local language of Bengal it is known as “Sobuj Bosonto Bauri”.   Where could you spot the Lineated Barbet in Kolkata? The Lineated Barbet is a migratory […]

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Little cormorant

  Little Cormorant (Microcarbo niger) The Little Cormorant species is widely distributed across the South Asian countries namely India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia. It is a member of the family of seabirds.”Pankouri” is what it is referred to as in Bengali. Where could you spot the Little Cormorant in Kolkata? Little Cormorant spends most of […]

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