Monday 31 August 2015

Birds of Sri Lanka

Yet more pics of some of the 120+ species of birds seen during my recent family trip to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

Indian Nightjar - Udawalawe National Park  - 1 seen all trip + 1 probable Grey Nightjar

Malabar Pied Hornbill - only seen at Udawalawe NP

Indian Roller - c10+ seen, including one flock of 7 roadside on wires  

Spotted Dove - very common 

Black Headed Oriole - c10+ seen

Sirkeer Malkoha - 1 seen all trip

Jungle Fowl - Sri Lanka's national bird

Black Crowned Night Heron

White Browed Fantail - (above and below) a few seen but always very mobile and high up in canopy  

Brown Headed Barbet

Grey Headed Canary Flycatcher

Loten's Sunbird

White Browed Bulbul - fairly common

Greater Coucal

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Birds of Sri Lanka

Some more pics of some of the birds seen on our family holiday to Sri Lanka.

 Dull Blue Flycatcher - (Endemic) - only one seen  

Plum Headed Parakeet -  female with grey head - very smart and only seen in one location 
Bar Winged Flycatcher Shrike

Scarlet Minivet (m)

Scarlet Minivet (f)
Yellow Fronted Barbet (above and below) 

Sri Lnka White Eyes

Oriental White-Eyes are very smart and pretty common across Sri Lanka. Many were seen over the trip. The bottom two pictures I believe/think are of Sri Lanka White Eye, a much scarcer endemic bird.

Ashy Prinia - Sri Lanka

This Ashy Prinia was the only bird of the trip that responded well to psshing. After appearing in reeds around a small pond at the rear of one of our hotels in Nurara Eliya, it came within feet as the more I psshed the closer it came. What a smart little bird.


Sunday 23 August 2015

Birds of Sri Lanka

Yet more pics of some of the c150 species seen on my 2 week family holiday to Sri Lanka.

Black Bulbul - one of just a few seen - this one seen on the only bird table seen all trip

Paddyfield Pipit - common

White-Rumped Munia -  common but localised

Black-Hooded Oriole - record shot - always elusive

 Lesser Hill Myna - only 2 seen all trip

White Bellied Drongo - common 

Scarlet Minivet - fairly common 

Oriental Magpie Robin - very common

Large Billed Crow

Birds of Sri Lanka

Plenty more pics/posts to come of the birds seen during my recent family holiday so Sri lanka.

Indian Robin - common 
Yellow Billed Babbler - common

Yellow-Browed Bulbul - fairly common

Common Iora - fairly common

Red Vented Bulbul - very common

Jerdon's Leafbird - uncommon

Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Purple Sunbird

Plain Prinia