Month: June 2020

First trip to Nandur Madhyameshar Bird Sanctuary

Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary in Niphad Dist. of Maharashtra is known as “Bharatpur of Maharashtra”. Though it lacks the infrastructure, this place never miss to amaze you. Visited this place multiple times and every time it provided something new to cherish. Sharing few images from my first trip to this bird sanctuary that, I hope, …

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Red-vented Bulbul – a common neighbourhood bird

Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)  | Order: Passeriforme | Family: Races: (a) nominate (b) bengalensis | Size: 20 cm Hindi: Bulbul | Bangla: Bulbul | Marathi: Bulbul The Red-vented Bulbul is one of the common birds seen around us and the commonest and most widespread Bulbul. Found all over the  subcontinent. Absent in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.They are seen mostly …

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Purple Sunbird – our tiny invisible neighbour

Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) | Order: Passeriforme | Family: Nectariniidae | Size:10 cm Hindi: Phool Soongni | Bangla: Durga Tuntuni | Marathi: Jhambla Sinjiri, Chumka  A tiny bird found allover the Indian  subcontinent. Absent in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Feeds mainly on nectar but also take fruits and insects (especially when feeding young). They have a fast and direct …

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