Spark Bird: Meghadeepa Maity | BirdNote



Spark Bird: Meghadeepa Maity

Written by Conor Gearin

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    [Oriental Magpie-Robin song, ML 154178821, 0:02-0:03]

Meghadeepa Maity grew up in India on the outskirts of a metropolis that also had pockets of inexperienced area right here and there, like their household’s backyard.

Meghadeepa Maity: And the birds would flock to it as a result of we might put in plenty of fruit bushes. 

They began paying nearer consideration to at least one species particularly.

Meghadeepa Maity: I began noticing that a few of them had been darker. A few of them had been a bit extra like olive grey. On the time I simply felt like: I see these birds each single day, and I do not know something about them. I did not have anyone round me who was a birder.

With their sister, Meghadeepa searched the net and realized the birds had been known as Oriental Magpie-Robins. The darkish black and blue birds had been males, and the olive grey ones had been females. This species residing alongside Meghadeepa’s household helped awaken them to the broader world of birds.

Meghadeepa Maity: The Bengali title for them is দোয়েল (doyel.) There’s plenty of poetry and music in Bengal that comes with nature and when you begin noticing these names in there, it simply, like, modifications your perspective.

Meghadeepa moved to Massachusetts, the place they’re energetic within the birding group and enthusiastic about making birding experiences extra inclusive. They’ve helped create a mission known as The Murmuration that crowd-sources information about how you can entry birding spots. Contributors can share how secure they felt in a spot in order that different individuals know what to anticipate.

Meghadeepa Maity: There’ve been plenty of boundaries I’ve skilled in attempting to get exterior birding. And I really feel actually strongly about ensuring that everybody who desires to has entry to the outside and to birds.

Study extra concerning the Murmuration on our web site, BirdNote dot org. I’m Conor Gearin.


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Bird sounds offered by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Oriental Magpie-Robin ML 154178821 recorded by S. Sankar.
BirdNote’s theme was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2022 BirdNote      June 2022    Narrator: Conor Gearin

ID# sparkbird-19-2022-06-15    sparkbird-19



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