Rajarhat: 2nd August 2020

Trip Report

A few hours well spent at Rajarhat New Town area on Sunday 2nd August 2020.
Some of the highlights
  • A pair of Jacaobin Cuckoos
  • Several Yellow Bitterns
  • few Red Avadavats
  • 50+ Ashy crowned Sparrowlarks


  1. Sujan Chatterjee
  2. Arka Sarkar
  3. Pampa Mistri
  4. Priyam Chattopadhyay
  5. Partha Sen
  6. Malay Mandal
  7. Ronit Dutta
  8. Suman Paul
  9. Anirban Bhaduri

Photo Courtesy

  • Priyam Chattopadhyay
  • Partha Sen
  • Suman Paul

Ashy-crowned Sparrowlark dust-bathing

Dust bathing (also called sand bathing) is an animal behavior characterized by rolling or moving around in dust, dry earth or sand, with the likely purpose of removing parasites from fur, feathers or skin. Dust bathing is a maintenance behavior performed by a wide range of mammalian and avian species.

Rajarhat | 2nd August 2020 | Sujan Chatterjee