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Building a House to Win His Partner

There are two species of weaver birds recorded in Sri Lanka. The Streaked weaver (Ploceus manyar) is confined to coastal areas, where as the Baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a rather common sight around paddy fields all throughout the country, except… Continue Reading →

Wildlife Sightings at Jetwing Vil Uyana – November 2016

– BIRDS – Indian Cormorant Little Cormorant Darter Spot-billed Pelican Yellow Bittern Black Bittern Indian Pond Heron Cattle Egret Little Egret Intermediate Egret Large Egret Asian Openbill Stork Woolly Necked Stork Brahminy Kite White-bellied Fish Eagle Indian Peafowl White-breasted Waterhen… Continue Reading →

Bird life of Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya

Located in the center of the Nuwara Eliya city, the Victoria Park, was formally named as such to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897. Originally used as the research field of  the Hakgala Botanical Garden,… Continue Reading →

Bird life of Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Sri Lanka with its tear-dropped shape is dominated by the astonishingly varied features of topography, making it one of the most scenic places in the world. The differences in elevation influence temperature variations; – while it is always warm and… Continue Reading →

Bird life at Jetwing Vil Uyana – a story of thievery from the animal world…

In our real life, real world we come across different stories of robberies by corrupt human beings. However, it seems not only among human beings, thievery appears to be a widespread practice across the animal kingdom as well.  Such an… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity of Jetwing St. Andrew’s Hotel Wetland Reserve

(Continued from: Recognising the Importance of Wetlands) Over 33 species of plants can be found in the Jetwing St. Andrew’s Hotel Wetland Reserve, eight of which were introduced to the Hill Country region by the British (e.g. arum lily). Many of… Continue Reading →

Boat safari down the Mahamodara River

Glide in a boat on a 12km journey along the Mahamodara river up to the Wakwella bridge. The Mahamodara river is a major tributary of the mighty Gin Ganga, which originates from the Rakwana hills and heads south via the Sinharaja… Continue Reading →

Night Walk at Jetwing Vil Uyana

The private nature reserve comprising wetland and forested habitats at Jetwing Vil Uyana is a haven for wildlife, with over 100 species of birds, 20 species of mammals, 36 species of butterflies and 35 species of reptiles and amphibians inhabiting… Continue Reading →

King Quail at Jetwing St. Andrew’s

Photos and Text – Ishanda Senevirathna, Naturalist We found an injured male King Quail in front of the restaurant (above 1800 m) at Jetwing St. Andrew’s on 14th May. At about 11cm in height, this species is the smallest “true… Continue Reading →

Shaheen Falcon at Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Sri Lanka

The Shaheen falcon is the local resident race of the Peregrine in Sri Lanka. It is uncommon but found throughout the island, in the low lands and up to 1200 m in the hill country, frequenting rock outcrops and rocky… Continue Reading →

Explore Negombo Lagoon and Muthurajawela Wetland

Muthurajawela – the largest saltwater coastal peat bog in Sri Lanka, is located on the west coast between the Negombo lagoon and Kelani River. It is one of the island’s most important wetland habitats and together with the Negombo lagoon… Continue Reading →

Morning bird watching walk with Jetwing Vil Uyana Resident Naturalist

Jetwing Vil Uyana is located in Rangirigama, which has become known as a haven for birders with over 120 recorded species. The resident naturalist will lead you on a bird watching tour — a treat for your eyes and ears. Images © Chaminda… Continue Reading →

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