Even in Kolkata, you will now find many “city” species apart from the common crow

Urban birds have learnt to adapt to altered living conditions

Sparrows, though reported to be drastically down in numbers, are still around

In many old buildings, one hears the flutter of Pigeons’ wings and cooing

The spotted Dove is quite common in houses with larger gardens

The lucky ones who live on the fringes of the city may spot Bulbul, Indian Pond Heron, Drongo, Rufous Treepie, Greater Coucal, Kingfisher, and Parakeet.