Friday, January 25, 2013

Country of the Week ~ Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is located off the southern coast of India. Sri Lanka is frequently referred to as the "Teardrop of India." Doesn't it look like that here?

Image by Connormah

The National bird of Sri Lanka is the Junglefowl.

Image by Thimindu

Since I don't see a lot of birds in my daily life, I was quite taken with the birds that inhabit this island. This is a Scaly-breasted Munia. That's quite a fashionable outfit.

Image by AvishkaD

This Blue Magpie, spotted at Sinharaja Rain Forest, definitely wants to be noticed.

Image by ekuneMĂ‚©

I love the striped pattern and colors on this male, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon at Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.

Image by Thimindu Goonatillake

The expression on this Asian Paradise-flycatcher makes me smile as much as its beautiful colors.

Image by Anton Croos

Even though this beautiful flyer is not colorful, aren't those wings amazing?

Image by ~anuradha

A female Scarlet Minivet in Sri Lanka...

Image by Hafiz Issadeen

Is not quite as bright as her male counterpart.

Image by Hafiz Issadeen

Birds need companionship, too, as we see with these charming couples.

Lesser Whistling Ducks ~ Image by Sarala Gamage
A pair of Orange-breasted Green Pigeons at Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka.

Image by Thimindu Goonatillake

I wonder what these Yellow-billed Babblers are thinking about.

Image by Hafiz Issadeen

Two Little Green Bee-eaters, at Yala National Park, are perfectly synchronized.

Image by Danushka Senadheera

A male peacock shows off for his lady love. One has to admit he has no need to be modest.

Image by David Cook Wildlife Photography (kookr)

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, the rarely seen Postal Bird awaits a delivery.

Image by Mal B

Not all birds can be beautiful, as this Lesser Adjutant in Lunugamvehera demonstrates, but they can be fun to look at.

Image by Sarala Gamage

If I could have any bird from Sri Lanka, this is the one I would want. Isn't he a sweetie?

Image by lakpuratravels

Cam, Giraffe #190, was in trouble. Flying ducks and geese gave warning.

Elo struck at the lioness and Cam was able to run back to her mother.



  1. what fun...I never knew where Sri Lanka was located. I love the bird with no color, but lots of feathers & wing span. Doesn't it look like a beautiful skirt with pleats?
    Pink Kitty

    1. It does look like a beautiful skirt with pleats.

      Some of these birds dress better than I do!