Today's Gallery (2023.03.31)

OF GOLDS AND GREENS … A golden-fronted leafbird perched on a flowering plant in Habiganj’s Satchari National Park. These bulbul-sized birds’ range extends from the Indian subcontinent and south-western China to south-east Asia and Sumatra, and they generally prefer tropical areas as their habitat. Tiny but territorial, golden-fronted leafbirds will not tolerate other species in their zone. They prefer being in the comfort of their own kind and tend to stay in pairs. What makes them striking is the various colours in their plumage – the green feathers extending to the dark face bordered with a yellow throat, a blue chin, and a spectacular orange finish on the forehead, for which they are called “golden-fronted”. Their calls are like fluid chirps -- if you can mimic it, they will chirp right back at you! Photo: MD RIDWANUR RAHMAN
The rail line leading to the Padma Bridge near the Mawa Railway Station. Bangladesh Railway is expected to go for a trial run on the Mawa-Bhanga section on April 4 as the laying of rail line was completed on Wednesday. Photo: Anisur Rahman
With excavators, the BIWTA is dredging the Turag river in the capital’s Gabtoli to improve navigability. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon
Boatloads of watermelon at Boithkata floating wholesale market in the Belua river of Pirojpur’s Nazirpur upazila. The market is only open on Saturdays and Tuesdays and watermelons from Bhola, Patuakhali and Barguna are sold there. Over 1 lakh watermelons worth Tk 1 crore are sold every day, say traders. The photo was taken recently. Photo: KM Habibur Rahman
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