Today's Gallery (2023.05.12)

A part of Hatirjheel is being filled up to make room for the Dhaka Elevated Expressway, which will link Shahjalal International Airport and the Dhaka-Chattogram highway. The project authorities are claiming that filling up is temporary and it would be cleared off after the expressway is constructed. The photo was taken from behind the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka hotel on Wednesday. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Shop owners, traders and staffers block an entrance to a two-storey building in Karwan Bazar wholesale market in the capital around noon yesterday during a drive by the Dhaka North City Corporation to seal off the structure declared risky. The DNCC team returned after the traders refused to vacate the building without being rehabilitated. Photo: Rashed Shumon
PEEK-A-BIRD… A lineated barbet peeks out of its home in a tree hollow at the Botanical Garden in the capital. This species of Asian barbets is non-migratory and found mostly across Southeast Asia, India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. They prefer sheltering in deciduous forests, or parks and gardens where they can not only camouflage themselves in the canopies of trees and nest in the cavities but can find plenty of food – fruits and small insects. Highly aggressive and territorial, lineated barbets stay only in pairs and are very protective of their homes. This is why you will hardly ever see them in groups. Although they are in the “Least Concern” category of the IUCN Red List, pet trading does pose a threat to this species. PHOTO: MD RIDWANUR RAHMAN
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