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April 12, 2021

Birding in Hikkaduwa 210411

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 9:19 am

Hikkaduwa Birding – Sri Lanka

Late yesterday afternoon, I went out the back of Hikkaduwa to try and find some birds. All in all it was pretty successful, with a few good birds and some great photos.

Loten’s Sunbird  - male
Loten’s Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius) – male

Or is it Nectarinia lotenia ?

Loten’s Sunbird - female
Loten’s Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius) – female

Red-backed Flameback  - female
Red-backed Flameback (Dinopium psarodes) – female

I think they have been split and the old name was Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense psarodes).

Red-backed Flameback - female
Red-backed Flameback (Dinopium psarodes)

Get that into ya!

Red-backed Flameback - female
Red-backed Flameback (Dinopium psarodes)

That’s all. No more.

Red-backed Flameback
Red-backed Flameback (Dinopium psarodes)

My turn!

Indian Paradise-Flycatcher
Indian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphon paradisi)

Another crappy photo. They are so damned difficult to photograph. They never sit still and as soon as they see you, they are off.

White-rumped Munia
White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata)

Ashy Woodswallow
Ashy Woodswallow (Artamus fuscus)

I am not really sure about this. My internet is down so I cannot check, doh! Edit: yes, this is correct. It seems it is the only one(Woodswallow) in the Southern District.

Indian Pond-heron
Indian Pond-heron (Ardeola grayii)

Sri Lanka Bird List

Loten’s Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius)
Indian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)
Red-backed Flameback (Dinopium psarodes) or Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense psarodes)
White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Ashy Woodswallow (Artamus fuscus)
White-throated Kingfisher
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
Indian Pond-heron
Green Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula aenea)
Cattle Egret
Common Myna
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)
White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens)
Yellow-billed Babbler (Argya affinis)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)
Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis)
Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) – ssp lankae
Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)


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