Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 17, 2021

Rumassala Sanctuary Sri Lanka

Filed under: Birds — steve_happ @ 1:53 pm

Jungle Beach , Galle

Rumassala Sanctuary, Jungle Beach, Galle – Southern Province, Sri Lanka. 16th April 2021.

Spotted Dove (Western)
Spotted Dove (Western) (Streptopelia chinensis suratensis)

This is subspecies suratensis according to Ebird. Birdlife has it a separate species. Western Spotted Dove (Spilopelia suratensis).
“The population in India suratensis (type locality Surat) and Sri Lanka have fine rufous or buff spots on the back. There is a size reduction trend with specimens from southern India being smaller. The lesser and median wing-coverts are also spotted at the tip in buff” (wiki).

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

He is looking very yellow. ???

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

Black-hooded Oriole
Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)

My mate Pete reckons : “These buggers predate other species’s nests. And look very good while they’re doing it.”

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

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

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

Sri Lanka Bird List

Spotted Dove (Western) (Streptopelia chinensis suratensis)
Brown-headed Barbet (Psilopogon zeylanicus)
Crimson-fronted Barbet (Psilopogon rubricapillus)
Green Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula aenea)
Sri Lanka Green-Pigeon (Treron pompadora)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
Yellow-billed Babbler (Argya affinis)
Common Tailorbird ( Orthotomus sutorius)
House Crow
Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)

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