Coppersmith Barbet

  Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) The Coppersmith Barbet is a short, stocky bird, with a leaf-green body that allows it to remain well-camouflaged in the canopy. It is resident in India and other South Asian nations. It is commonly known as “Bosonto bauri” in Bengali. It was named as the official bird of Mumbai in […]

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Black-eared Kite

  Black-eared Kite (Milvus migrans lineatus) The Black-eared Kite or the Large Indian Kite, a migratory bird is a sub species of the Black Kite. Mostly found in Central and East Asia, South to the Himalayas and North to the Indochina. Where could you find them in Kolkata? It visits the Indian subcontinent in the […]

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Rose-ringed Prakeet

  Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) One of the few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in disturbed habitats is the Rose-ringed Parakeet. It is widely distributed in the European cities, South Africa and Asia. In the local language of Bengal it is called as “Shobuj Tia”. Where could you find them in Kolkata? […]

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Green Bee-eater

  Green Bee-Eater (Merops oriental) A bird fast enough to drop to the ground to capture bees, insects in flight is the Green Bee-Eater. Mostly found in the grasslands of Africa, Asia they tend to stay away from water bodies. ”Shuichora” or “banshpati” is what they are referred to as in Bengali.   Green Bee-eater […]

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Blue-throated Barbet

  Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica) A bird possessing a wonderful combination of a green body and a blue throat is none other than the Blue-throated Barbet, an Asian Barbet belonging to the passerine family of bird. It is widely distributed India, Pakistan, Nepal.Evergreen forests, deciduous forests, gardens are their usually habitat. Commonly known as “Nilgala […]

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