Saturday, February 27, 2010

Black Capped Kingfisher

Our friend Arunangshu captured this beautiful kingfisher in his recent trip to Sunderban mangrove forest. This species of Kingfisher is mostly found in the mangrove forest areas or coastal regions. 
Wikipedia entry:

Photo: Arunangshu Sinha, Salt Lake, Kolkata.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Common Mynah

The common mynah or Indian mynah - we call this 'shalik'. They are found all over the places, in cities and in rural areas. 

Wikipedia entry for details:

Photo: Abhijit Kar Gupta, Kolkata

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Little Bird?

What is this tiny bird? We spotted it on a land of flowers  in a rural area of West Bengal. It was chirping and flying from one place to another quite often.

Friday, February 12, 2010


The goats enjoying their day in a rural field on a sunny morning.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Butterfly on Babool tree

This we captured near Kolaghat railway station on some morning some months back.

Photo: Abhijit Kar Gupta, Kolkata
Location: Kolaghat, East Midnapore (West Bengal, India)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

River Chat (white capped redstart)

The river chat (Himalayan river bird):
The white-capped redstart, or river chat (length  around 19 cm). This is a handsome maroon and black bird with a contrasting white cap.
Scientific name: Chaimarrornis leucocephalus.  

Our friend Arunangshu captured this recently when he took his students for a trek and excursion in Himalyas in Uttaranchal, India.

Photo: Arunangshu Sinha, Kolkata