Birds of Sri Lanka (Part – 02)

Birds to look out for For visiting birders, the birds of most interest will be the endemic species. For this reason, expanded accounts are provided in the text. In the case of a few highly sought after but ‘difficult to see’ birds such as the Ceylon Spur-fowl, details on the best places to see them […]

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Mangroves of Sri Lanka (Part 01)

Introduction Mangrove Ecosystems and it’s Status The word “Mangrove” is derived from the Portuguese word “Mangue” and a English word “Grove” The corresponding French words are “Manguler” and “Paletuvier” (Macnae, 1968 ; Kethiresan & Bingham, 2001). It is believed that all these words originated from the Malaysian word “manggi manggi” meaning “above the soil”. This […]

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Birds of Sri Lanka (Part – 01)

INTRODUCTION Sri Lanka is a birdwatching destination with much to offer. A good network of roads and national parks combined with a good infrastructure for tourism place the 33 endemics within easy reach of birders. Dedicated birders will spend most of their time in the wet lowlands and the highlands where the endemics are concentrated, […]

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A Guide to the birds of Udawalawe

Introduction Bird watching is a hobby that anyone, young or old can find pleasure in. It not only exercises the body and mind, but it also makes you truly appreciate the wonders of nature. Bird watching can be a challenging yet exhilarating past time that commands a certain degree of patience and tolerance, as at […]

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Crocodiles of Sri Lanka

Crocodiles are reptiles. Unlike birds and mammals, crocodiles are unable to maintain constant internal body temperature by physiological means. They are therefo referred to as ‘cold-blooded or poikilothermic animals with a backbone (vertebrates Crocodiles are extremely ancient animals. They have been around for more than million years. During their time, crocodiles had witnessed not only […]

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