বুধবার, ২৬ অক্টোবর, ২০১১

"Ghughu (The Dove)"

The Dove in Bangladesh is known as “Ghughu”(akso as ‘Kobutor’ for some species of dove). It is another popular birds of Bangladesh. Though now a days it is in danger it is always said to be a Bangladeshi bird.Very often in Bangladesh we hear “Ghughu dekheso , Ghughur faad dekhoni”.(You may see the Dove, but you still don’t even know about its trap).A Dove is long-tailed and slim, ranging in length from 28 to 32 centimeters (11.2 to 12.8 inches). Its back, wings and tail are light chocolate and fawn. In voyage, it shows blackish flight feathers surrounded on edge with light grey, and a spark of white tail quill. Sexes are alike, but juveniles are duller than adults. The head and under parts are pinkish, shading to light grey on the face and lower stomach. The legs are dim pink. Nests look like hazy platforms of a few firewood in trees, on ends or in holes in cliffs etc. Eggs are in general two in number. Doves eat grass seeds, grains and other plants. There have been some information of eating insects. They have flourishing calls or smooth musical whistles. The call is a low and gentle two or three syllable ‘coo-coo-croo’ occasionally ‘krrroo-krook’ . The Dove is called a “Bird of Peace”.

'Kokil (The Cuckoo)"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
11:04 PM
“Kuoo-Kuoo” “Kuoo-Kuoo’… we the Bangladeshis almost every morning in the winter hear this sweet sound .Its like a natural alarm which wakes us up. It is the utter of another Bangladeshi beautiful bird ‘Kokil’(The Cuckoo) . For many people, the ‘Kokil’ (Cuckoo) will conjure a image of spring. Cuckoos are long and thin birds, with a little bent bills, extended tails, and elongated, pointed wings. In some aspects the cuckoo is different from other birds. Because they do lay their eggs directly into the nests of other birds, every now and then the shell that they parasitize is diminutive and together with this. At the same time as the host is away from the nest, the cuckoo removes one of the host's eggs and replaces it with one of its own. The young cuckoo hatches quickly, in about 12 days. It is entirely naked at this stage. Soon it disposes of its nest mates - the advance parents' eggs or newly hatched young - by receiving them on its back and approaching them over the border of the nest. Thus the young cuckoo receives all the food and care of the foster parents. Cuckoos generally seem to be friendless because the males are often very outstanding and noisy with unrelenting bouts of loud, striking, and rather monotonous calls, even at night, whereas the females are shy and have dissimilar, even muted, calls. In Bangladesh The Cuckoo is most favorite for its sweet voice. People of sweet voices are very often being compared with ‘kokil’(The Cuckoo) .

বৃহস্পতিবার, ২০ অক্টোবর, ২০১১

The Weaver (Babui).

11:04 PM

“Babui pakhi re daki bolise chorai...Kure ghore theke koro-Shilper borai…” almost all the Bangladeshis know this famous poem. This is also the symbol of our hard working Bangladeshi peoples’ , who don’t know to loose or only to depend on the others for their livelihood. The weavers are extroverted birds which often breed majestically. They get their name because of their elaborately woven nests which is the most elaborate of any bird. The majestic nests vary in size, shape and material used. Resources used for building nests consist of fine leaf-fibers, grass, and twigs. Many species merge very fine nests using thin strands of leaf fiber, though some, like the buffalo-weavers, form massive untidy stick nests in their colonies, which may have sphere-shaped woven nests within. People, specially the village children's often play with the weaver’s nests. The males of many species are dazzlingly colored,  generally in red or yellow and black, some genus show distinction in color only in the breeding season . The weavers are social birds which often breed colonially. The birds build their nests collectively for safety, often several to a division. Commonly the male birds weave the nests and use them as a form of exhibit to entice eventual females. The weaver bird colonies may be found close to wet bodies. These are seed-eating birds with curved conical bills, most of which variety in tropical Asia. The weaver group is divided into the buffalo, sparrow, typical, and widow weavers .The weaver is really a beautiful bird with it’s astounding nest building ability.

The Myna (Shalik).

The myna is another common bird in Bangladesh. It is also a very beautiful bird. In Bangladesh we can see them every now and then. Very often, we see people in Bangladesh like to have a myna as their pet bird because Myna imitate the human voice and can talk, sing, and whistle . Talking Mynas are really amazing . The familiar myna is as regards the size of an “American robin”. Its colors variety from affluent wine-brown on the lower breast to bottomless black on the top, collar, and superior breast. It has a spray of white on the lower edge of its wings, and its legs are a dazzling yellow. In general, The myna feeds insects and worms. It habitually builds its nest in crevices of buildings. It is often seen amid chickens or hanging on the backs of domestic animals. People have unconfined the common myna into the wild in many tropical Pacific islands, including Hawaii, where the bird is now copious. Singers very often in Bangladesh use this Myna as the symbol of their dear ones in their songs.

বুধবার, ১৯ অক্টোবর, ২০১১

Our National Bird "The Doel".

The Magpie Robins are mostly known in Bangladesh as the Doel. Doel is a Bengali word. The Doel, the national bird of Bangladesh, is a very charming and beautiful bird. The color of the male bird is a combination of black and white. Whereas the females look similar to the males, with the difference being that the females are grayer, with grayish-white under parts. They are also dissimilar in the fact that they keep their tails up in the air, which moves while they sing. Doel is small in size and unpredictable in movement. In the countryside area of Bangladesh Doel is frequently seen. The Doel, Somebody says it the magpie robin, is one of the more recognizable birds about towns and villages. One of the brightest features of the doel is that it has an delightful whistle playing off and on. The doel does not fly very high and likes to stay close to the ground. It feeds on insects. The Doel is a very bashful bird that only grows to just about nineteen centimeters from head to tail. Doel, as it is the national birds of Bangladesh so we have seen their presence in different aspects .Like we have seen them in currencies , in different creations even they are present in our some popular songs .

মঙ্গলবার, ১৮ অক্টোবর, ২০১১

About The birds informations Of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is a very beautiful country. There are lots of green trees in Bangladesh.  So it is said to be a safe land of birds to live in. There are lots of birds in Bangladesh. Like The Magpie Robin, The myna, the kingfisher, The Parrots, The Ducks, geese and swans etc. The Doel or the magpie robin is the national bird of Bangladesh. One of the more familiar birds about towns and villages. Shy, silent and unobtrusive during non-breeding season, then skulking in shrubbery and only uttering plaintive swee-ee and harsh chur-r. The Shalik (myna) is a very common bird in Bangladesh. The common myna is about the size of an American robin. Its colors range from rich wine-brown on the lower breast to deep black on the head, neck, and upper breast. It has a splash of white on the lower edge of its wings, and its bill and legs are a bright yellow. The Machhhranga or the kingfisher is very common in riverine Bangladesh. Twelve varieties of kingfishers have been recorded here including the brown-winged, white-collar, black-capped and the rare ruddy kingfisher. Though the more urbanizations or higher increasing rate of people makes the life of birds more difficult, the “Shundorban” (which is the largest mangrove forest & located mostly in Bangladesh) is still the one of the safest place in Bangladesh for the birds to live in.

This is a record of the bird species in Bangladesh. The avifauna of Bangladesh includes a total of 466 types, of which 1 has been introduced by humans, and 12 are atypical or accidental. 3 species listed are extirpated in Bangladesh and are not incorporated in the species calculation. 35 species are worldwide in danger.
This list's taxonomic treatment (name and sequence of orders, families, and species) and arrangement (common and scientific names) go after the conventions of Clements's 5th edition. The family account at the start of each heading reflects this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. Introduced and accidental species are integrated in the overall counts for Bangladesh.