Sunday, June 30, 2013

Asian Koel - Eudynamys scolopacea, Mutwal, Sri Lanka.





Announcing the arrival of summer with its strident call the Koel is a welcome call of the season. To get a glimpse of it is not easy as it hides in the branches of tall trees. It lurks to lay its eggs in the crows nest.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Long-billed Sunbird (Loten's Sunbird) - Nectarinia lotenia, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.





A regular visitor to our home garden. Very difficult to photograph because they are so agile. My Nikon D90 with a Nikkor 70-300mm lens was fast on auto-focus and gave me these pictures.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

'Spotted Dove' - Streptopelia chinensis ceylonensis, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.


A frequently encountered bird.

Video:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MNw9ZPTvYE


'Yellow-billed Babbler' - Turdoides affinis taprobanus, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

 The commonest bird in our garden. They work in groups and are always babbling. They are good friends with the squirrels and make a din when cats or Rat-snakes are around.
 Video:-
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JES2YufQQGA


'House Sparrow' - Passer domesticus indicus, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.




Was a very common bird a decade ago. They disappeared for sometime. Now they are making a come-back.

'Black Robin' - Saxicoloides fulicata, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.





Watch Video by clicking on the web-link below:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbOtumZ4lZo

Pictures and video taken in our garden.