This is a blog devoted to my collection of photos of the birds of Sri Lanka. Most were taken by me. Picture above was taken at Sithulpawwa, Sri Lanka, shows a Pea-cock. Philip G Veerasingam. Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a very shy bird. It is seen early in the mornings picking up and eating the snails in the garden. It watches the nests of birds and attacks and eats the young birdlings from the nests before they learn to fly.
This was one of the commonest birds in Sri Lanka. It would build its nest inside the houses or in receptacles kept on the wall.by the householders. They disappeared for a few years. Now they are coming back.
I saw this bird guarding it's nest built into a cavity in a stone wall. It would chase away any predators with its loud cry. I have seen the parents darting and pecking a large iguanascreaming all the while. The iguana which had a taste for birds eggs beat a hasty retreat in the face of the attack.