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Bird Watching

Some of the multi-coloured beauties on show at Ravana’s Secret are pictured below. If you’re lucky, you may hear and see rarer species such as the wonderful ‘Devil Bird’ (Bubo nipalensis, click here to hear its call), almost impossible to catch on camera! Birds marked ‘E’ are Sri Lankan endemics; all photos were taken at Ravana’s Secret.

Chestnut headed bee eater

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Tickell's blue flycatcher

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (E)

Layard's parakeet

Layard’s Parakeet (E)


Black headed munia

Black-headed Munia

Flame minivet (male)

Flame Minivet (male)

Flame minivet (female)

Flame Minivet (female)


Oriental magpie robin (male)

Oriental Magpie Robin (male)

Oriental magpie robin (female)

Oriental Magpie Robin (female)

Black headed robin

Indian Robin (E)


Long billed sunbird (male)

Long-billed Sunbird (male) (E)

Long billed sunbird (female)

Long-billed Sunbird (female) (E)

Purple rumped sunbird

Purple-rumped Sunbird (E)


Emerald dove

Emerald Dove (E)

Spotted doves

Spotted Doves (E)

Sri Lanka green pigeon

Sri Lanka Green Pigeon (E)


Crested serpent eagle

Crested Serpent Eagle (E)

Black winged kite

Black Winged Kite

Brown fish owl

Brown Fish Owl (E)


Coppersmith barbet

Coppersmith Barbet

Brown headed barbet

Brown-headed Barbet

Yellow fronted barbet

Yellow-fronted Barbet (E)


Sri Lanka hanging parrot

Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot (E)

Bar winged flycatcher shrike

Bar-winged Flycatcher Shrike (E)

Velvet fronted nuthatch

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch


Red backed woodpecker

Red-backed Woodpecker (E)

Jerdon's leaf bird (female)

Jerdon's Leaf Bird (female)

Dull blue flycatcher

Dull-blue Flycatcher (E)


White throated kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher

Scimitar babbler

Scimitar Babbler (E)

Black hooded oriole

Black-hooded Oriole (E)


Indian pond heron

Indian Pond Heron

The fantailed flycatcher sings a melodic phrase; the Sri Lanka green pigeon whistles like a child; the ‘pop, pop, pop’ of the coppersmith barbet resounds through the valleys and hills, belying its diminutive size.