Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Purple-rumped Sunbird - Nectarinia zeylonica, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Black-capped Kingfisher - Halcyon pileata, Maniccawaththa, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Female Purple-rumped Sun-bird - Nectarinia zeylanica, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Purple-rumped Sunbird - Nectarinia zeylanica,Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Photo taken in our home-garden, Avissawella.

A 'Crow's nest', Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Brown-headed Barbet - Megalaima zeylanica, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brahminy Kite -Haliastur indus, Pungudutheevu, Sri Lanka.

With plenty of fish in the shallow waters around, these Brahminy Kites sit on the electric transmission lines with their feathers ruffled by the strong breeze. I got quite close to this bird before it flew away.

Garganey - Anas querquedula, Punguduthivu, Sri Lanka.

Photo taken from the highway in December 2012.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A very frequent visitor to our garden. A slice of papaw attracts them in pairs. They are pretty aggressive and chase away the smaller fry.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

'Long-billed Sun-bird' - Nectarinia lotenia, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Loten's Sunbird.

? Female Sun-bird

Loten's Sun-bird.

I took these pictures in our home-garden in Avissawella, Sri Lanka. I used a Nikon D90 with a 18-105 lens. I am still getting acquainted with this superb camera.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bird life, Maniccawaththe Pansala, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Oriental Magpie Robin, Common Myna, Brown-headed Barbet and Parakeet.

They are part of the 'Dawn Chorus' and when fruits are thrown on the terrace they swoop down with glee and partake of the meal. It is a good start for their foraging activities of the day. No cats are around to spoil the fun.

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