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Birds of Bangladesh
Doel
Doel (Magpie Robin)

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. Conspicuous during breeding season when male sings lustily from favourite tree-top or post, chiefly early mornings and late afternoons. Song punctuated by upward jerks of white fringed tail. Also very good mimic of other birds' calls. Breeding territories jealously guarded, and intruding males defied with puffing- out, strutting and much show of pugnacity.
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Mynah
Shalik
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. This myna feeds on plants, insects, and worms. It often builds its nest in crevices of buildings. It is a noisy bird that is common about yards and buildings. It is often seen among chickens or perched on the backs of cattle. People have released the common myna into the wild in many tropical Pacific islands, including Hawaii, where the bird is now abundant.
Talking mynas are sometimes kept as pets. Many imitate the human voice and can talk, sing, and whistle.
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White Collared Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Black Capped Kingfisher
The Machhhranga or the kingfisher is very common in riverine Bangladesh. Twelve varieties of kingfishers have been recorded here including the brown-winged, white-collard, black-capped and the rare ruddy kingfisher.
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Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Woodpecker
The Kaththokra or the woodpecker can be found in twenty two species in the country, especially in the Sundarbans.
The red-cockaded woodpecker as seen in the picture is becoming rarer and identified as a vulnerable group, which is a classification just under endangered.
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Chestnut-Headed
Bee-Eater
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Brahminy Kite
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Red-Whiskered Bulbul
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Crested Serpent-Eagle
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Hill Myna
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Pheasant-Tailed Jacana
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Common Kingfisher
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Gold-Fronted Leabird
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Scarlet Minivet
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Black-Headed Oriole
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Blossom-Headed
Parakeet
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Green Fruit-Pigeon
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Red Munia
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Magpie-Robin
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House Sparrow
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Spotbill
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Purple-Rumped
Sunbird
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White-Crested
Laughing-Thrush
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Golden-Backed
Woodpecker
Noordham's Greenshank - Photo copyright Karl Ng Jungle Babbler - Photo copyright Tony Coatsworth migratory bird


  • 1. Pati Kak, House Crow Corvus splendens
  • 2. Daar Kak, Jungle Crow, Large-billed Crow, Corvus macrorhynchos
  • 3. Doyel, Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis- National bird
  • 4. Bhat Shalik, Common Myna, Acirdotheres tristis
  • 5. Jhuti Shalik, Jungle Myna, Acirdotheres fuscus
  • 6. Goborey Shalik, Pied Starling, Sturnus contra
  • 7. Kath or Badami Shalik, Grey-headed or Chestnut-tailed Starling, Sturnus malabaricus
  • 8. Charui, House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
  • 9. Tuntuni, Tailor Bird, Orthotomus sutorius
  • 10. Bulbuli, Red-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus cafer
  • 11. Sipahi Bulbuli, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus
  • 12. Jalali Kobutor, Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
  • 13. Chhoto Kaththokra, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos macei
  • 14. Boro Kaththokra, Black-rumped Flameback Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker, Dinopium benghalense
  • 15. Kutum Pakhi or Harichacha, Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda
  • 16. Niltuni, Purple Sunbird, Cinnyris asiaticus* (Nectarinia asiatica)[*scientific names of animals and plants frequently get changed]
  • 17. Moutushi, Purple-rumped Sunbird, Leptocoma zeylonica (Nectarinia zeylonica)
  • 18. Fuljhuri, Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
  • 19. Fingey, Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus
  • 20. Haldey Pakhi, Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus
  • 21. Latora, Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
  • 22. Chhoto Sat Soheli, Small Minivet, Perocrocotus cinnamomeus
  • 23. Sat Bhaila, Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striatus
  • 24. Dhushurmatha Bontuni, Ashy Prinia, Prinia socialis
  • 25. Towfik or Fotikjol, Common Iora, Aegithina tiphia
  • 26. Shetakkhi or Babunai, White-eye, Zosterops palpebrosa
  • 27. Gangra, Great Tit, Parus major
  • 28. Kanakuka or Kankua, Greater Coucal, Centropus sinensis
  • 29. Tia, Rose-tinged Parakeet, Psittacula krameri
  • 30. Chhoto Basanta Bauri, Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala
  • 31. Boro Basanta Bauri, Lineated Barbet, Megalaima lineata
  • 32. Nilavo or Bora Basanta Bauri, Blue-throated Barbet, Megalaima asiatica
  • 33. Tila Ghughu, Spotted Dove, Streptopelia chinensis
  • 34. Dhabol Ghughu, Ringed Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
  • 35. Kokil, Koel, Eydynamys scolopacea
  • 36. Chokhgelo Pakhi, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Hierococcyx varius
  • 37. Boukotha Kow Pakhi, Indian Cuckoo, Cuculus micropterus
  • 38. Sorgom, Banded Bay Cuckoo, Cacomantis sonneratii
  • 39. Suichora, Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis
  • 40. Chhoto Machhranga, Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
  • 41. Sadabook Machhranga, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
  • 42. Nilkantha, Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis
  • 43. Nak-kati or Nakuti, Palm Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis
  • 44. Ababil, Barn Owl, Hirundo rustica
  • 45. Kutorey Pencha, Spotted Owlet, Athene brama
  • 46. Bhutum Pencha, Brown Fish Owl, Ketupa zeylonensis
  • 47. Bhuvan Chil, Pariah Kite, Milvus migrans
  • 48. Shankha Chil, Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus
  • 49. Baaz, Shikra, Accipiter badius
  • 50. Ratchora Pakhi, Indian Nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus
  • 51. Lalbook Chotok, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva
  • 52. Dhushar Chotok, Greyheaded Canary Flycatcher, Culicicapa ceylonensis
  • 53. Laejnachani, White-throated Fantail, Rhipidura albicollis
  • 54. Chhoto Gudhuka, Common Woodshrike, Tephrodornis pondicerianus
  • 55. Kalokhupa Chotok, Black-naped Monarch, Hypothymis azurea
  • 56. Lejjhula or Lal o Sada Sipahi, Paradise Flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi
  • 57. Babui Pakhi, Baya, Ploceus philippinus
  • 58. Munia, White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata
  • 59. Tila or Chitrito Munia, Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata
  • 60. Sada Khonjoni, Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba
  • 61. Dhushar Khonjani, Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
  • 62. Tulika, Paddyfield Pipit, Anthus rufulus
  • 63. Bhorot Pakhi, Rufous-winged Bushlark, Mirafra assamica
  • 64. Baghatiki or Kalumatha Koshai Pakhi, Long-tailed Shrike, Lanius schach
  • 65. Badami Koshai, brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus
  • 66.Lal-lotika Ti-Ti, Red-wattled lapwing, Vanellus indicusBirds of Bangladesh - BANGLA-WEB
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