SYMBIOSIS

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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Jul 17, 2011, 10:08:33 AM7/17/11
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Dear Friend,
                     Flowering season of Schefflera actinophylla (UMBRELLA TREE ) is over at Cooch Behar.Fruits have appeared on the scene.Some birds have started visiting.Attaching an image of Bluethroated Barbet on the fruits of Umbrella Tree. 
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Col (Retd) Bimal Sarkar
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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Jul 20, 2011, 10:51:12 AM7/20/11
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Dear Friend,
                  Attaching an image of a Common Mime butterfly on the flower of Bottlebrush.I have recorded 10 situations of symbiosis with Common Mime.The score of Bottlebrush is 13 butterflies..
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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Jul 26, 2011, 10:12:53 AM7/26/11
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Dear Friend,
                   Attaching two images on symbiosis.
                    ( a ) Blue Mormon butterfly on Gloriosa superba (GLORY LILY )
                    ( b ) Bank Myna on fruits of Michelia champaca 
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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Jul 27, 2011, 10:28:53 AM7/27/11
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Thank you Dr Soares,for correcting me.The bird is indeed a Jungle Myna.Srry for the error. 
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Col (Retd) Bimal Sarkar
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From: Neil Soares <drneil...@yahoo.com>
To: Col Bimal Sarkar <colbima...@yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:75207] SYMBIOSIS
Nice photographs Colonel, but the myna looks more like a Jungle Myna to me.
                     Regards,
                      Neil Soares.--- On Tue, 7/26/11, Col Bimal Sarkar <colbima...@yahoo.com> wrote:

Col Bimal Sarkar

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Jul 28, 2011, 9:33:14 AM7/28/11
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Dear Friend,
                    Attaching an image on symbiosis,in which a Bluethroated Barbet is relishing fruits of Flacourtia jangomas(PUNEALA PLUM).Known as Paniala in Assam and Bengal.This tree used to be very common in Northern part of West Bengal (Jalpaiguri,Cooch Behar etc) and Assam.Now it is rare atleast at Cooch Behar.I have recorded 8 differnt birds having feast on Paniala.Score of Bluethroated Barbet is 62 fruits.
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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Jul 29, 2011, 10:34:02 AM7/29/11
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Dear Friend,
                    Attaching an imge on symbiosis,in which an Alexandrine Parakeet is feeding on the fruits of Lagerstroemia speciosa (syn Lagerstroemia flosreginae),commonlly known as Queen's Flower.This plant is known as Jarul in Hindi and Bangla.Incidentally the dry fruits are used in dry flower arrangement and sold in big cities. 
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Neil Soares

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Jul 29, 2011, 1:22:11 PM7/29/11
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Nice photograph Colonel. Was aware that the dried flowers were sold as floral arrangements, but was not aware that the fruit were a food source for any birds. Thanks for this information. Will keep a look-out in future.
  Sending a few of my photographs of the fruit of Jarul / Taman in a separate mail.
                    With regards,
                      Neil Soares.


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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Aug 1, 2011, 10:04:41 AM8/1/11
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Dear Friend,
                       Attaching two images on symbiosis,
                       ( a  ) Redvented Bulbul on Kadam(Anthochephalus cadamba )
                       ( b ) Redvented Bulbul on Nim( Azadirachta indica).
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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Aug 5, 2011, 10:02:33 AM8/5/11
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Dear Friend,
                    Attaching an image on symbiosis in which a female of a Koel is eating the fruit of Coccinia grandis.This climber is commonly known as Ivy Gourd.It is known as Bimb/kachri in Hindi and Telakucha in Bangla.Male and female flowers grow on separate plants.
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