Saturday, April 17, 2021

Red-headed trogon-( Harpactes erythrocephalus)

Red-headed trogon

 





















Red-headed trogon-( Harpactes erythrocephalus)

The red-headed trogon is on average 34 cm (13 in) in length. The male has a red head and breast, a unique feature in the Trogon group. The female resembles the Diard's trogon without a speckled undertail.The red-headed trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae.The head, neck and upper breast of an adult male is dull crimson. A narrow white band crosses the mid breast, underneath which the lower breast to abdomen is light red to pink. Pale red can be observed on the flanks whereas the mantle and back of the bird are rusty brown. The male perches on branches with the support of mauve-blue legs. Regarding wing colouration, the lesser and median wing coverts, secondary coverts, as well as outer webs of tertials and secondaries are vermiculated black and white. The primary feathers also appear black and white. As for the bird's long tail, the central feathers are dark brown with a black tip, the second and third pairs are black and the outer pairs are white with black bases. Finally, a black-tipped cobalt blue bill, a deep mauve-blue gape and eyering and reddish-brown irises shape the bird's face.The head, neck and upper breast of an adult female are olive-brown. Just like the male, a narrow white band crosses the mid breast, underneath which the lower breast to abdomen is light red to pink. The mantle and back appear orange to brown in colour. The wings are vermiculated dark brown and yellowish brown. The tail feathers are very similar to those of the males. The bill, gape and bare eyering are pale blue on females.At the juvenile stage, the head, neck and upper-parts are buff brown, whereas the underparts appear buff white. No black tip on the narrower central tail feathers can be observed.

The red-headed trogon is widely distributed from central Nepal, Southeast Asia, southern China to Sumatra. It is uncommon to scarce in Nepal where habitat destruction most certainly explains a rapid decline in population numbers. It is fairly common in northeastern India, frequent in Bhutan, and locally dispersed in Bangladesh.

Habitat

Tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Diet

Insects,fruits,beetles, centipedes, woodlice and moths. 

Range

Bangladesh,Bhutan,Nepal and India

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Chestnut-tailed starling (Sturnia malabarica)

Chestnut-tailed starling

 














Chestnut-tailed starling (Sturnia malabarica)

Chestnut-tailed starling or grey-headed starling or grey-headed myna is a member of the starling family.Both male and female Chestnut-tailed starling birds are similar.They have grey upperparts and blackish remiges, but the colour of the remaining plumage depend on the subspecies. In the nominate subspecies and blythii, the underparts (incl. undertail) are rufous, but in nemoricola the underparts are whitish tinged rufous (especially on flanks and crissum). size 20cm.

Habitat

Open woodland and cultivation.

Diet

Insects, and worms while plant diets included fruits and nectar

Range

Sri Lanka, Bnagladesh, India, Bhutan and Nepal.

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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6


Friday, February 26, 2021

Red-necked falcon ( Falco chicquera)

Red-necked falcon



























Red-necked falcon ( Falco chicquera)


Red-necked falcon bird is a medium-sized falcon has bluish grey wings and upper body, a chestnut red cap with short chin straps passing through the eye. The primary feathers of the wing are black and a single black band at the tip of the tail are distinctive.size-31-36cm.

Habitat

Occurs in open habitats with sparse vegetation and scattered trees, including riparian habitats, woodland edges, dry watercourses, and palm savanna.

Diet

Feeds mainly on small birds up the size of small dove, capturing them after dashing from an open perch below the canopy of a tree.

Range

Bangladesh, India, Bhutan,Nepal and Pakistan.

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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6

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Friday, February 19, 2021

White-browed piculet (Sasia ochracea)

White-browed piculet
 






















White-browed piculet (Sasia ochracea)

The white browed piculet is a rare resident bird of the Indian subcontinent.Its size is 9-10 cm.The under parts are cinnamon or rufous, sometimes yellowish on the flanks. The stubby tail is blackish. The crown is green, and there is a white streak above and immediately behind the eye, the latter being surrounded by a ring of bare pinkish or reddish skin. Males have a small golden-yellow patch on the forehead which females lack. Juveniles are duller in colour than adults, greener above and greyer beneath.

Habitat

Wet or dry forest with plenty of vines and bamboo, scrub and swampy woodlands.

Diet

Small insects, bark beetles, ants, termites, spiders and other small invertebrates.

Range

India,Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan

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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

little pratincole (Glareola lactea)

Small pratincole (Glareola lactea)























little pratincole (Glareola lactea)

little pratincole,Small pratincole or small Indian pratincole is a resident bird of the Indian Subcontinent.They live in groups.little pratincole are 100 to 500 birds in their group. This small bird is 18 to 19 cm in size.Their color is gray and the crown of the head is brown.The underwings are mainly black. The tail is white with a black terminal triangle. The belly is white.Breeding season is from December to March.small pratincole bengali name is choto babubatan.

Habitat

River and Lake.

Diet

Beetles, bugs, termites, flies and other insects.

Range

Bangladesh,India,Nepal,Bhutan,Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Paddyfield pipit
 















Paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Paddyfield pipit or Oriental pipit is a small passerine bird in the pipit and wagtail family. Adult Paddyfield pipit bird  has mainly greyish-brown streaked upperparts, pale buff underparts with streaks around upper-breast and long bill/tail/legs.young birds are more richly coloured below than adults and have the pale edges to the feathers of the upper parts more conspicuous with more prominent spotting on the breastsize.size15cm.

Habitat

Grassland and other open habitats.

Diet

Insects and their larvae, such as weevils, ants and termites.

Range

Sri Lnak, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Nepal.

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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

Purple-rumped sunbird
 















Purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

Purple-rumped sunbird is a sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent.Purple-rumped Sunbirds are tiny at only 10 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. adult purple rumped sunbird male has a maroon breast-band, sides of the head and back. The throat and rump are bright purple, and the underparts are yellow flanked with white. There is a bright green shoulder patch. female are duller with an olive-green back, brown wings and yellowish breast. 

Habitat

Scrub,cultivation and forest.

Diet

Nectar and insects.

Range

Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6

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