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.
I took these photos in the Nuwara Eliya Gardens in June 2014. House Sparrows from being a very common bird in Sri Lanka, almost disappeared from sight over the last decade. They are now making a 'come-back'.
The 'House Sparrow' was the commonest bird seen close to dwellings in Sri Lanka up to about 15 years ago. Each household would have an empty pot with a hole at the bottom of the pot, hung by a nail on the outer wall of the house. This was the preferred place for the sparrows to build their nests. Predators like the 'Rat snake' could not reach the chicks in these pots.The 'House-Sparrows' disappeared for a few years. We still do not know the cause of this sudden disappearance. Now they are making a come-back. I took these photos in our home-garden.