Two beauties in Lalbagh….

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Here’s the first beauty which you can spot, if you are lucky, just inside the West Gate of Lalbagh:


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That’s the Asian Paradise Flycatcher, one of the more spectacular birds to be found in the city! You can see the wiki entry about it here .

The other beauty is something that is blooming right now near the Bandstand, near the Deputy Directorate of Horticulture building. It is the Philippine Jade Vine:

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That is the true, and unusually beautiful, colour of the flowers!

Here’s the board giving the scientific name:

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Do try and catch them now!

Deepa Mohan
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