Photo show features native birds

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 16:59, Apr 18,2017

Bangladesh National Museum

Visitors look at displayed photographs featuring birds at Bangladesh National Museum. — Snigdha Zaman

Fifty photographers are displaying over a hundred photographs of native bird species at a group show underway at Nalinikanta Bhattasali Hall of Bangladesh National Museum.

Bangladesh Bird Club in association with the museum has organised the exhibition titled ‘Bangladesh The Land of Birds-2017’, which also features stuffed birds and bird paintings by different artists.

The exhibition shows pictures of different birds like Black Francolin, Black-necked Stock, Condor and Brown Winged Kingfisher in their natural habitat.

They birds vary in appearance, colour, size and others as some of them live in the swamps while others on trees.

Photogrpaher Mohammad Tarik Hasan has captured some beautiful green parrots with red beaks in his photograph.

Shamim Ahmed’s photograph shows a purple heron searching for small fishes in a swamp.

A black eagle flying high in the sky has been captured in frame by Shahed Ahmed Raju.

A swamp installation with different stuffed birds including a vulture, two kalims and a kite is an added attraction of the show.

Speaking on the exhibition Obaidul Haque, president of Bangladesh Bird Club told New Age that the show is the third one of a series of seven exhibitions on birds being organised by the club since 2015.

‘Bangladesh has 700 species of birds. We are trying to display all the species through seven annual exhibitions,’ said Haque.

The exhibition, which began on April 15, will remain open for all from 11am to 5pm till April 29.

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