Monday, December 31, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Northern Pin-tails - Anas acuta - Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Little and Intermediate Egrets, Ibis, Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Ibises, Spoonbills and Egrets, Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Black-tailed Godwits - Limosa limosa, Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Painted Storks, Black-headed Ibises, and Eurasian Spoonbills, Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Black-winged Stilts - Himantopus himantopus, Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Painted Storks, Eurasian Spoon-bills and a Black-headed Ibis, Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Black-headed Ibises - Threskiornis melanocephalus - , Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Painted-storks - Mycteria lecocephala - Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.



Black-headed Ibises and Painted Storks, Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.



Black-headed Ibises and Egrets, Vallipuram, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.



Open-bill feeding, Vallipuram, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Black-headed Ibis in flight and Open-bill foraging, Vallipuram, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.


Black-winged Stilts - Himantopus himantopus, Manalkaadu, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka



Monday, December 24, 2012

Godwits and Northern Pin-tails, Vallai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.


Stray dog eating a carcass remnant, Vallai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

House Crows - Corvus splendens on a collection of funeral pyre supports, Vallai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.


Northern Pin-tail, or Garganey, Near Vallai bridge, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.





Great Egret - Casmerodius albus, near Vallai bridge, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.


Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa, near Vallai Bridge, Sri Lanka






Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cattle Egrets - Bubulcus ibis, Wariyapola, Sri Lanka.




Cattle Egrets are found aplenty in the paddy fields of this area. They gather round to pick the earthworms when the fields are being ploughes.

Spot-billed Pelican - Pelecanus philippensis, near Wariyapola, Sri Lanka.


The many pools on either side of the highway from Kurunegala to Wariyapola, provides sanctury to Pelicans who fish the waters to their heart's content.

Indian Robin - Saxicoloides fulicata, Murikandy on the A9, Sri Lanka.

The bird life on either side of the A9 highway, from Kandy to Jaffna is really amazing. I took this photo at a lunch-break at the Testa Restaurent at Murikandy.