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Slaty Legged Crake

The Banded crake(Rallina Eurizonodies) is a waterbird in the rail and crake family, rallidae. Its breeding habitat is swamps and similar wet areas in well-wooded country across South Asia east from India, Pakistan and Srilanka to the Philippines and Indonesia. The rails are mainly permanent residents throughout their range, but some northern populations migrrate further […]

Great Eared Nightjar

The great eared nightjar aka Dragon Bird. Habitat is South Asia and Southeast Asia, SriLanka, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or moist lowland tropical forests. Great eared nightjars prey on a variety of flying insects, like moths and beetles. These birds were named in […]

Ceylon Bay Owl

The Srilankan Bay Owl is a species of bay owl in the family Tytonidae. It is endemic to the island of Sri Lanka and the western ghats in Kerala, South Western India. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and high-altitude grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss. The owl is of […]

Black Baza

The black baza is a small and distinctively colured raptor migrating from Eastern Himalayas to Southern India. It ranges from 30 to 35 cm in length, a 66 to 80 cm wingspan and a weight of 168 to 224 g. The black bazas have short, stout legs and feet with strong talons. A prominent crest […]

Srilankan Frogmouth

Srilankan or Ceylon frogmouth is found in Western Ghats of India and in Srilanka. It is rarely seen during the day except at roost sites or when flushed. It regularly uses the same roost spot for months. They are highly camouflaged and find it hard to spot. When alarmed at its perch, it slowly move […]

Malabar Grey Hornbill

Malabar Grey Hornbill is a hornbill endemic to the Western Ghats and are found mainly in both dense forests and semi-urban areas. They move around in groups, and diet comprises on figs, forest fruits, large insects and lizards. What’s so different about the Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseos) compared with the other three Hornbills found […]