Birds amid erythrina blooms

Touhid Parvez Biplob | Update:

The Satchhari National Park at Chunarughat in Habignaj is a top attraction for nature lovers. The best time to visit the park is from January to March as the mandar (erythrina) blooms give the forest an orange hue at this time of the year.

The journey to the 160-kilometre-away destination from Dhaka is an enjoyable one across tea gardens.

Once you enter the park with a Tk 20 ticket, you can get on the watch tower inside to see the whole of the forest. Various kinds of parrot, myna, bulbul and bee-eater will sooth your eye.

Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobVernal hanging parrots perched on and about to take flight around erythirna blooms. Unlike other birds the vernal hanging parrots sip honey hanging upside down of a branch. 

Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA pair of blossom-headed parakeets perched on an erythirna branch.
Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA little spider hunter with its long beak about to collect honey from a flower.
Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA blue-bearded bee-eater on a branch. The bee eaters are common in the deep forest, but during this period of the year they are seen at the Satchhari park.
Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA red breasted parakeet perched on an erythrina branch. They are known for the sounds they make.
Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA golden fronted leaf bird perched on an erythrina branch at the park.
Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA chestnut tailed sterling perched on an erythrina branch. They make loud noise amid the forest across the day.
Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA pair of oriental white eye perched amid flowers.
Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA red-whiskered bulbul perched on an erythrina branch.
Photo : Touhid Parvez BiplobA black-crested bulbul perched on an erythrina branch.

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