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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Attidiya Bird Sanctuary Sri Lanka

As promissed, here is the compilation of Photographs of Birds that I managed to capture at the Attidiya Bird Sanctuary. Unfortunately, some of the pics are not clear and I was not in a possition to get certain photographs due to the camera I posses. My friend managed to capture a few good pics and I will try to borrow some to publish on this post.
You need to get to the Marsh as early as you can as bisrd tend to wake up early to fetch their feed. floks of birds flying in the sky indeed is a beautiful sight.

Even the Crows seems to wake up early.

The Entrance to the Marsh is filled with Cranes, looking out for the small fish that lives in the stream below.

And then you get the opening to the variety the sactuary has to offer

The Little Egret & Cattle Egret- Click for more on Little Egret  - Cattle Egret

The Asian Open Bill Stork - click here for more information

The Grey Heron - Click here for more information

 More of the Grey Heron

I think this is the Purple Heron - Karawal Koka - Click here for more information

The Spot Billed Pelican (Thith Hota Pasthuduwa) - the only kind found in Sri Lanka if i am not mistaken - please correct me if I am wrong - Click for more information

The gorgeous Brahminy Kite - Click here for more information

The Pied Kingfisher (Click for more info) - type fo Water Kingfisher - Click here for more information

The Stork-billed Kingfisher - The largest of it's kind found in Sri Lanka - Click here for more information

And ofcourse the White Throated Kingfisher - Click here for more Information

White-breasted Waterhen or The Common Moorhen is a common sight at the Marsh - click here for more information - Laya Sudu Korawakka in Singhala

The Purple Swamphen is also a common sight - click here for more information - Dam Kithala in Singhala

The Little Cormorant - Diya Kawa - click for more information

And a heap of butterfly species !!

I would be gald if someone could provide the names of the Butterflies as my knowladge on same is very limited.

This one is called Jezebel....

And then, the types of Dragon Flies  !!


  1. Sorry for just letting you know about something at your latest posting, but I can't find any contact information. It looks like you contributed a photo to Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Birds_couple_in_sl.jpg and you need to confirm something. Can you log in there and fix this? Thanks.

  2. Hello. Gonna go to attidiya next weekend. want to get some info. Is there a phone number related with attidiya bird sanctuary?

  3. Hi - No need to call anyone, just go there. There is a Dept. office there. Meet a tracker named Jayantha and tell him to take you to Airport end.

  4. went yesterday. bt found only several birds n some butterrfies. bt was a good experience. we had a person who had gone there before.
    And bout that office, it was closed n noone was there. :)

    1. Ya - it does happen at times.. Pretty sad. And now they are digging the marsh for some reason..