Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sri Lanka 2017 (Day 2)

A comfortable stay overnight in the Amaya Hills Hotel and early the following morning I was joined by Ashan Fernando my bird guide for a walk around the hotel gardens and nearby hill roads.  There were lots of great birds which included common species like Spotted Dove, Yellow-billed Babbler, lots of Hanging Parrots, Crimson-fronted Barbet, Oriental White-eye, Asian Palm Swift, Crested Serpant Eagle, Common Iora, Plain Prinia, Indian Robin, Black Bulbul, Sri Lanka Swallow, Small Minivet, Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, White-bellied Dronga and Brown Skrikes to mention a few. 
After lunch we visited Kandy for a walk around the city and a cultural tour of the Temple of Tooth and a walk through the Botanical Gardens.  In Kandy I added a few more species of birds like Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Purple and Loten's Sunbirds, Green Warbler, White-breasted Waterhen, Indian Cormorant, Oriental Magpie Robin, mammals and Flying Fox bats or Fruit Bats.

Crimson-fronted Barbet © John N Murphy

Spotted Dove © John N Murphy
Yellow-billed Babbler © John N Murphy
 Oriental Magpie Robin © John N Murphy
Small Minivet © John N Murphy
Oriental White-eye © John N Murphy

Juvenile Crested Serpent Eagle © John N Murphy

Monkey © John N Murphy
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher male & female © John N Murphy
 Indian Cormorant © John N Murphy 
 White-breasted Waterhen © John N Murphy 

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