Nature – The Indian Fauna

1461887_983203775031631_8617254459796780842_n    We are proud to introduce Mainak Das, a talented photographer with an astounding eye for    details.Professionally he works in a renowned PSU and is based in Kolkata. But his passion is    capturing the nature and wild life with his powerful lenses. His photographs have already won  him many an accolade and has been chosen in many e-magazines. We  present some of his beautiful clicks here.

Birds: The color of Nature

Asian Barred Owl II
Asian Barred Owl II  

The Asian barred owlet:  Is a species of true owl, resident in northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. It ranges across north central and northeast India, Nepal Bhutan, north Bangladesh, and southeast Asia.

Verditer Flycatcher
Verditer Flycatcher-

The Verditer Flycatcher is an Old World flycatcher found in the Indian subcontinent, especially in the Lower Himalaya. It  is named after its distinctive shade of copper-sulphate blue and  has a dark patch between the eyes and above the bill base.


Tickell's Leaf Warbler
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler-

Tickell’s leaf warbler : is a leaf warbler bird found in Asia. The species has a yellowish underside and super cilium. Like other leaf warblers it feeds mostly on insects by gleaning and short sallies.

Sultan Tit
Sultan Tit-

Sultan tit-The sultan tit is a large songbird with a yellow crest, dark bill, black upperparts plumage and yellow under parts. The sexes are similar. The female has greenish black upperparts and yellowish throat.




Rufous Necked Hornbill Male
Rufous Necked Hornbill Male-

The Rufous-Necked Hornbill -male Instantly recognizable as belonging to the hornbill family, the rufous-necked hornbill is very large with an impressive downwardly curved bill and block-like casqued on top of the head and bill. Males have a rufous head and under parts with black back and wings, whereas females are dark brown to black all over. There is a ring of bare, blue skin around the red eyes and the bill is yellow with black and white barcode-like stripes. Both sexes call with a soft, barking kup.

Rufous Necked Hornbill Male
Rufous Necked Hornbill female-

The Rufous-Necked Hornbill-female (Aceros nipalensis) is a species of hornbill in the northeastern Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Numbers have declined significantly due to habitat loss and hunting, and it has been entirely extirpated from Nepal. It is estimated that there are now less than 10,000 adults remaining. With a length of about 117 centimeters (46 in), it is among the largest Bucerotine hornbills. The under parts, neck and head are rich Rufous in the male, but black in the female.


Himalayan Black Lored Tit
Himalayan Black Lored Tit-

The Himalayan black-lored tit (Parus xanthogenys) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The yellow-cheeked tit is probably its closest relative, and it may also be related to the yellow tit. These three tits almost certainly form a distinct lineage, as indicated by morphology. Lore in the bird’s common name refers to the area between eye and bill. This species is a resident breeder in the Himalayas. It is an active and agile feeder, taking insects and spiders from the forest canopy, and sometimes fruit.It uses woodpecker or barbet holes for nesting, and will also excavate its own hole or use man-made sites.


Great Barbet
Great Barbet:

The Great Barbet:is an Asian barbet. Barbets are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Eurasian Tree Sparrow-

Eurasian Tree Sparrow:The Eurasian tree sparrow is a passerine bird in the sparrow family with a rich chestnut crown and nape, and a black patch on each pure white cheek. The sexes are similarly plumaged, and young birds are a duller version of the adult.


Common Green Magpie Vs CSE
Common Green Magpie Vs CSE-

The Common Green Magpie :

Is a member of the crow family, roughly about the size of the Eurasian jay or slightly smaller. It is a vivid green in color, slightly lighter on the underside and has a thick black stripe from the bill to the nape.


Photographs Courtsey: Mainak Das

Content: Source- Wikipedia.


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