Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Endemic Birds in Yala National Park Sri Lanka – Winged beauties of Ceylon

Yala National Park is one of the most common places for birds of various species to flock together. Most of the birds found here are endemic birds, some so rare they can only be spotted while observing carefully in Yala.

Image by Patty Ho Uploaded on Wikimedia Commons by Lkcl_it, Yala National Park (Sri Lanka 2012), CC BY 2.0

Sri Lanka Junglefowl

This species of bird is closer to the red junglefowl. Also, known as the Ceylon Junglefowl, the bird is part of the Galliformes bird order. The top half of the bird is in shades of bright yellow gradually darkening up to orange and then a velvety dark blue at the tail. It is also the national bird of Sri Lanka.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

If you happen to be bird watching in Sri Lanka, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Asian Paradise Flycatcher. This is one of many beautiful birds belonging to the family of monarch flycatchers. These birds, as the name states, feed on insects.

White-bellied Sea Eagle

Also called the white-breasted eagle, this superspecies looks rather like the Sanford’s Sea Eagle of Solomon Islands. Fish is the main element of this bird’s diet. Its call is more like a loud honking, almost goose-like.

Indian Peafowls

This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful birds in Yala. The male bird possesses an amazing tail in various shades of blue. On bird watching tours with agents like Cinnamon Nature Trails, you are sure to witness the brilliance of its unfurled feathers.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

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