1st government safari park of bangladesh Water Birds – Bangabandu Dulahazra Safari Park

Water Birds

Purple Swamp hen

    Scientific namePorphyrio porphyrio
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Herbivore
    Length:38-50 cm , Wingspan: 90-100 cm
    Weight: 725-870 g
    Habitat: Freshwater swamps, streams and marshes.
    Breeding Season: April-September
    Egg: 3-7
    Conservation Status: Not Threatened

White Pelican

    Scientific namePelecanus onocrotalus
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Fish and crustaceans
    Size: Length:183 cm , Wing: 70cm
    Weight: 11 kg
    Habit: Found in pairs or small flocks
    Habitat: Large inland waters and the coast
    Breeding Season: February – April
    Egg: 3-4
    Conservation Status: Not Threatened (Globally)

Grey Heron

    Scientific name : Ardea cinerea
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Fish, amphibians ,small mammals ,reptiles and insects
    Size: Length:98 cm
    Wing: 44.5cm
    Weight: 2g
    Habit: Found in flocks
    Habitat: Broad rivers , lakes , narrow streams , marshes , floodplains ,

                       sandy shores
    Breeding Season: July – September
    Egg: 2 – 7
    Conservation Status: Not Threatened (Globally)

Common Crane

    Scientific nameGrus grus
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Shoots ,tubers ,grains ,insects and small reptiles.
    Size: Length:115 cm
    Wing: 55 cm
    Weight: 5 g
    Habit: Found in flocks
    Habitat: Sandbanks of large rivers ,marshes and crop fields
    Breeding Season: January -August
    Egg: 3 -5
    Conservation Status: Not Threatened (Globally)

Black -headed Ibis

    Scientific nameThreskiornis melanocephalus
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Fish ,frogs ,mollusks ,worms ,insects and vegetable matter
    Size: Length:75 cm
    Wing: 35.5 cm
    Habitat: rivers ,marshes ,mudflats , flooded grasslands, tidal creeks

                     and coastal lagoon.
    Breeding Season: June -October
    Egg: 2 -4
    Conservation Status: Near Threatened (Globally)

Black Crowned Night Heron

    Scientific name : Nycticcorax nycticorax
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Fish ,amphibians and aquatic invertebrates
    Size: Length:58cm
    Wing:28 cm
    Weight: 275 g
    Habit: Nocturnal ,Found in flocks
    Habitat: Swamp, streams , rivers ,marshes ,mudflats , edges of lakes

                    and mangroves.
    Breeding Season: April May
    Egg: 3 – 4
    Conservation Status: Not Threatened

Painted stork

    Scientific name : Mycteria leucocephala
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Fish , frogs ,crustaceans and insects
    Size: Height: 93 – 102 cm
    Weight: 2 – 3.5 kg
    Lifespan: 28 years in captivity
    Habit: solitary bird
    Habitat: wetlands, marshes, ponds and flooded fields
    Breeding Season: latter part of the rainy season
    Egg: 2 -5
    Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Lesser adjutant

    Scientific name :Leptoptilos javanicus
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Fish , frogs ,lizards ,snakes ,crustaceans
    Size: Length: 87–93 cm , Tall : 110 – 120cm
    Weight: 4 – 5.71 kg
    Habit: solitary bird
    Habitat: fresh and saltwater wetlands, including riverbeds,

                      floodplains, swamps, forest pools, lakes and paddy fields

    Breeding Season: beginning of the dry season
    Egg: 1 -4
    Conservation Status: Endangered

Black Stork

    Scientific nameCiconia nigra
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Fish , frogs ,crustaceans , insects ,small rodents and birds
    Size: Length: 98 cm , Wing: 56.2 cm
    Weight: 3.2kg
    Habit: Found in flocks
    Habitat: Riverbanks , inland lakes and marshes
    Breeding Season: April -May
    Egg: 3-5
    Conservation Status: Not Threatened (Globally)

Woolly-necked Stork

    Scientific nameCiconia episcopus
    Type: Aves
    Diet: Crabs ,mollusks ,frogs and reptiles
    Size: Length: 86-105 cm
    Wing:47 cm
    Habit: usually silent

    Habitat: rivers, marshes, lakes, rice fields, flood plains and pastures,

                    waterlogged ground
    Egg: 2-5
    Conservation Status: Vulnerable