Birds of Sri Lanka

We took a family vacation to Sri Lanka in December. Primary objective was not birding...but I (as usual) ended up doing a bit of birding with my 70-300mm.

Most of the time we were in Trincomalee on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.

From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka


White bellied sea eagle shot from the Shiva temple on a hill at Trincomalee


From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka




From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



My first view of the grey bellied cuckoo and the chestnut headed bee-eater:

From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka


From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka


There were a few common waders ( Thick Knees, Herons)


From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka






From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka


We spent a day in the central district of Si Lanka, a lovely resort called Chaya village in Habarana. Wish we had more time as the avian population there was quite diverse and confiding


From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka


The best shot was my lifer - the Malabar Pied Hornbill and the Sri Lanka Giant Squirrel


From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



From 2011 Dec Birds of Sri Lanka



 Sri Lanka holds a lot of promise for birding and definitely worth going for an exclusive birding trip.

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