Sunday, January 31, 2010

Common Jezebel


The Common Jezebel is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of South and Southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. More images and info inside.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Indian Paradise-flycatcher



The Indian Paradise-flycatcher is usually about 20cm in length but the long tail streamers double this. The bird in the images on this post is roughly three years old. The adult Indian paradise-flycatcher has a white body but the juvenile has a chestnut coloured body, similar to the Ceylon Paradise-flycatcher. The juveniles start moulting into their white plumage in their third year. The bird pictured in these images has just started the moulting process. More images and info after the jump.
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Western Monasteries - Anuradhapura



In the quieter parts of the sacred city of Anuradhapura lie the Western Monasteries or the Tapovana Monastery. The Monastery was inhabited by meditating forest dwelling monks who came into prominence in the seventh century. More info and images inside.
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yellow-fronted Barbet




The Yellow-fronted Barbet is an endemic bird found in the well wooded area in the wet lowlands and mid hills of Sri Lanka. More info and images after the jump.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Common Kingfisher



The Common Kingfisher is found throughout Sri Lanka, although it is scarce at the highest elevations. It is not as common as the White-throated kingfisher but can be found at most village tanks (man made lake). More images and info inside. Click the images on this post to view larger versions.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Christmas in Colombo



We had a blast over Christmas as we spent a month over December and January in Colombo with family and friends. It was also a hell of a lot busier than Sydney was the year before! I captured around 70GB of images (most of them were shots of birds) while I was away and have lots of material for more animal and bird posts. However with this post I thought I'd share something a bit different for a change. More Christmas images after the jump.

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