Friday, January 30, 2015

An Indian Robin taking a bath, Home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Hesitating before getting wet.

In the water.
Out of the water.
Grooming oneself after the bat
Between 1 and 2 pm is the regular bath time on a hot day. They really enjoy the bath coming as a couple.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

White-bellied Drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens, Bo-path Ella waterfall, Kuruwita, Sri Lanka.

Fairly common bird in Sri Lanka. It imitates the sounds it hears. Once I was looking for a cat, hearing its 'meow' sound. I discovered subsequently that this bird was imitating the sound.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A common bird which prefers to walk on the ground picking and devouring the snails. It also raids the young chicks in their nests and makes a meal of them.