Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 4, 2021

Jungle Beach Birding

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 12:43 pm

Galle, Sri Lanka Birding

Rumassala Sanctuary, Jungle Beach, Galle – Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

I got a tuktuk up the hill to Jungle Beach. I started walking up the hill towards the Rumassala Sanctuary, wandered around for a while and got some pretty good birds for no expectations. Maybe five new birds. Big surprise!

Crimson-fronted Barbet
Crimson-fronted Barbet (Psilopogon rubricapillus)

Brown-headed Barbet
Brown-headed Barbet (Psilopogon zeylanicus)

Green Imperial-Pigeon
Green Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula aenea)

Sri Lanka Green-Pigeon
Sri Lanka Green-Pigeon (Treron pompadora)

“Medium-sized green pigeon with yellow face and yellowish line on the wing. Male has a maroon back that is green on the female. Female has pale, green-marked undertail, unlike plainer, rufous undertail of Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, or rufous markings of Yellow-footed Green Pigeon. Legs and feet of Sri Lanka Green Pigeon are reddish.” (ebird)

Jerdon's Leafbird
Jerdon’s Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni)

Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Pale-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos)

Indian Paradise-Flycatcher  - male
Indian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) – male

This is the only shot I got of him. He was flitting around all over the place and would not stay still. Cinammon morph i think.

Purple-rumped Sunbird
Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

Purple-faced Langur
Purple-faced Langur (Trachypithecus vetulus)

Galle bird list

Green Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula aenea)
Sri Lanka Green-Pigeon (Treron pompadora)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
Common Tailorbird ( Orthotomus sutorius)
Pale-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Yellow-billed Babbler (Argya affinis)
Brown-headed Barbet (Psilopogon zeylanicus)
Crimson-fronted Barbet (Psilopogon rubricapillus)
Indian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
House Crow
Purple-rumped Sunbird
White-throated Kingfisher
Jerdon’s Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni)
White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens)

Mammals

Purple-faced Langur (Trachypithecus vetulus)
Long-tailed Macaque
Indian Palm Squirrel

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