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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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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Spotted Owlet ( Athene brama )

Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) Widely distributed in Southern Asia spanning from Iran to Vietnam, and Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, except for peninsular Thailand and Myanmar, the Spotted Owlet is a raptor i.e., a bird of prey. It is one of the most familiar owl species you would ever come across. In Bengali, this raptor […]

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Shikra

Shikra dietShikra( Accipiter badius ) Shikra, a small raptor belonging to the Accipitridae family is widely distributed in Africa, South China, and India. It is also referred to as the Little Banded Goshawk. In the local language of Bengal it is known as “Shikre Baj”. Where could you find the Shikra in Kolkata? During winter months […]

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Oriental Honey Buzzard

Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) Widely distributed in Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Phillippines and Indonesia, the Oriental Honey Buzzard belongs to the family of Accipitridae.This species is also known as Crested Honey Buzzard. ”Moubaj” is what it is referred to as in Bengali.       Where could you find the Oriental Honey Buzzard […]

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