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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Oriental scops owl

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 […]

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Olive-backed pipit

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 […]

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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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