Another new bird found in Bangladesh

Abul Kalam Muhammad Azad | Update:

Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker, which is also called Indian pygmy woodpecker was spotted in Bangladesh. Photo: Hasnat RoniA new variety of bird has been spotted in Rajshahi region.

The Bangladesh Bird Club has proposed a name for it -- “Khoyratupi Batkurali”.

This new variety of bird was seen on 5 May after the Bangladesh Bird Club and a team of four British experts found Cyxer Ratchara, mainly a desert bird, in an island of Rajshahi this February.

Photographer Hasnat Roni, who is also a member of the club, first saw the new bird near Rajshahi city along with MA Saleh Reza, a teacher of Zoology department of Rajshahi University. Hasnat took a picture of the bird and submitted it to the Bird Club.

The founder of the club Inam Al Huq finally confirmed on 8 May that this is a new bird in Bangladesh.

This bird is called Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker, which is also called Indian pygmy woodpecker.  It is mainly seen in some areas of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

This bird has pink eyes with white eyeballs. The upper body part is with yellow and white stripes. Its chin is separated from the beak and there are white stripes on the tail.

“We have Metetupi Batkurali in Bangladesh, but this is the first time a “Khoyratupi Batkurali” was seen,” said Inam Al Huq.

Hasnat Roni said those who know about wildlife, can easily understand how difficult it is to find a new bird in any region. He expressed his gratitude to those who helped him find this bird.

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