Here are some of our trip highlights.
Variable Flutterer Rhyothemis variegata variegata female
Sri Lanka Rock Frog Nannophrys ceylonensis
Spine-legged Redbolt Rhodothemis rufa male
Leopard Phalanta phalantha
Buddhist monks at Bodhinagala thanks to whom the forest has been spared from logging.
Green Skimmer Orthetrum sabina sabina
Asian Groundling Brachythemis contaminata female
Oriental Scarlet aka. Scarlet Skimmer Crocothemis servilia servilia male
We also found two more dragonflies in the form of Wall’s Grappletail and Pied Parasol.
Birding highlights: Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill (lots), Yellow-browed Bulbul, Black-capped Bulbul, Sri Lanka Crested Drongo, Black-naped Monarch, Indian Swiftlet, Sri Lanka Swallow, Crested Treeswift, Green
A Green-billed Coucal was heard and we didn’t bother as we had exceptional views of it at Sinharaja.
Our mammal highlights included Toque Macaque and Giant Squirrel.
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