Thursday, December 31, 2009


The house sparrow is busy searching food grains left by people on a jetty of a ferry boat at Raichak. We find these sparrows everywhere. But to capture them is very difficult, you know. They do not like to sit at one place; they are always on move and looking for food or quarreling with each other.

Photo: Abhijit Kar Gupta, Kolkata

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sun Bird (Moutusi) - II

We have added sun bird here previously. This one we found at a place near Haldia, East Midnapore. Last week end (26/12/09), we had been to Raichak, a place by the river Ganga near Bay of Bengal (in South 24 pgs district). We crossed the river by a ferry boat and took an auto rickshaw to move around for a while on the other side of the river (in East Midnapore district). There we discovered this sun bird busy sipping nectar on a bottle brush tree.

Photo: Abhijit Kar Gupta, Kolkata

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Indian Treepie

Indian Treepie (or Asian Treepie). We call this 'Handi Chancha'! I found this constantly hopping from one branch of a fig tree to another at Panskura (West Bengal, India). It has a long tail and it makes loud music calls! (Scientific name Dendrocitta vegabunda).

Photo: Abhijit Kar Gupta
(Consulted Tapan Dutta for the details.)

Monday, December 21, 2009


A group of pigeons have gathered on the footpath for some food grains. They were found on the walk way, near a square in the city of Trieste (Italy) on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Abhijit Kar Gupta, Kolkata.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


The Indian Bats hanging from the branches of a tree at Alipore zoo in Kolkata.

Photo: Arunangshu Sinha, Kolkata

Monday, December 14, 2009

Royal Bengal Tiger

Royal Bengal Tiger, the king of Sunderban. 'Sunderban' is the mangrove forest in the south of West Bengal and Bangladesh down to Bay of Bengal. This king from Sunderban is now staying at Alipore zoo, Kolkata.

Photo: Arunangshu Sinha, Kolkata.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


We met this group of ducks inside the Victoria Memorial complex in Kolkata. These are domestic birds. They were walking majestically on the pathway beside the pool.

Photo: Doro (Anuran kar Gupta)