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Birds of Sri Lanka

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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 Sr…