Wednesday, February 26, 2014

'Greater Coucal' - Centropus sinensis, Piliyandala, Sri Lanka.

I took these pictures in the back-yard of a house. The bird was foraging the food thrown away. The white object in the foreground is a sweet-meat called 'Aasmi' which the bird seems to relish. This bird raids birds nest and eats up the fledglins before they fly away. It also eats up the snails in the garden..

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

'Oriental Magpie Robins' - Copsychus saularis, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.


I spotted or rather heard the male Robin calling plaintively and the female answering to the male, 50 meters from each other. It was pleasent to hear and see them.