The Usual Lagoon

These photographs were captured at the Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka. Bundala is a paradise of winter migrants which harbors 197 bird species.

Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993.[cited] In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.

Quoted from Wikipedia

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Spot billed Pelican

 

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Toque macaque (Macaca sinica)

 

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Pied-Kingfisher

There are 7 species of kingfishers in Sri Lanka while only Pied-Kingfisher can hover over the water surface searching for a prey. The word – Pied is used because of his black and white plumage patterns. they usually found in pairs at costal areas. There are five recognized subspecies of pied-kingfishers all over the world.

 

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White Bellied Sea eagle (juv.)

 

Painted strokes

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Brahmini kite

 

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White bellied sea eagle

 

Grey Heron

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Yellow fronted barbet

 

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For more Photographs at Bundala National Park, Visit Bundala National Park

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