Birds of Sri Lanka

A selection of pictures taken in January and February 2004

Waders and wetland birds

I'm not very good with water-birds so if anyone can identify these correctly perhaps they would be kind enough to let me know what they are. 

Green Sandpiper

 at Negombo.



Black-tailed Godwit


Above:  Black-winged Stilt.

Below:  Indian Pond Heron


Above:  Pheasant-tailed Jacana.

Below:  Black-winged Stilt


The only time I could get close to these Whiskered Terns was when they flew by against a strong wind while feeding. I worked out where they were nearly always slow-moving and then waited and eventually got a number of good shots.




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Page created 6th March 2004.

Updated 25th April 2004.

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