Friday, May 28, 2010

Black-rumped Flameback - Part 2

A Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Out of all the birds found in Sri Lanka, the Black-rumped Flameback is one of the most striking in terms of colour.  It's bright red back makes it relatively easy to identify. However it can be mistaken with the Greater Flameback. More info on this species can be found in one of my previous posts at http://devwijewardane.blogspot.com/2009/11/black-rumped-flameback.html

We are fortunate to have a pair of these birds visit our garden on a very frequent basis. These images were all captured at home.

More images inside.

A Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka


A Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka


A Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka


A pair of Black-rumped Flamebacks photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka
A pair of Black-rumped Flamebacks photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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6 comments:

Gallicissa said...

I like the first shot. I think it stands out due to the background.

Hope you watched the Royal-Pathana match. I was a bit surprised to learn that Royal's lost it!

Our match vs Kingswood was superb and we won 45-29 after trailing 0-12 in the first 20 minutes.

Me-shak said...

I have seen these fellas around my house. Love the red. Interesting pictures Dev :D Looking forward for more.

Cheers!

Dev Wijewardane said...

thanks for visiting guys.

Amila, thankfully I missed the game. not really sure what's going on with the team to be honest. Hopefully they'll peak for the Bradby. After all that is the number one goal for the season for the Royal team. What are the tough fixtures left for peters? is it only SACK and STC?

Gallicissa said...

Bradby should be good be.. :))

Trinity and Royal are evenly matched this year and I look forward for it.

Tough fixtures for SPC: STC on 5th and SACK on 19th June - both away.

Wesley on 12th should be interesting too.

And we look forward to extending a lot of brotherly love on 17th July when we meet the Joes.

Dev Wijewardane said...

Amila, You guys should be ok with SACK but I've got no idea how STC are this year.
As for us, Trinity always take it up a notch when it comes to the Bradby so it should be interesting.

Joanna Durczok said...

Great photo - this bird looks like it has got a mohawk on its head:)