Crab-Plover, Oystercatcher, Stilt, Avocet and Thick-knees

Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

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Still to capture photo

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Crab Plover
(කකුලු-ඔලෙවියා)
Dromas ardeola

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Critically Endangered
 
Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

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Eurasian Oystercatcher
(යුරේසියා බොලුගුල්ලා)
Haematopus ostralegus

Yet to capture image

 
Black-winged Stilt-1
Black-winged Stilt-1

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

Black-winged Stilt-1
Black-winged Stilt-1

Photographed in Yala National Park.

Black-winged Stilt-5
Black-winged Stilt-5

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

Black-winged Stilt-1
Black-winged Stilt-1

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Black-winged Stilt
(කලුපියා ඉපල්පවා)
Himantopus himantopus

Although common, taking a good picture of these guys is tough as they usually stay in open marsh/wetland areas. The 1st picture is from Yala National Park and the next is at Bundala National Park.

 

In 2018 April, I came across one who was incubating its eggs on the edge of a small waterhole inside Bundala National Park. They were very protective of the eggs and ready to chase away anyone venturing close by.

 
Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

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Pied Avocet
(ගෝමර ඇවසතා)
Recurvirostra avosetta

Yet to capture image

 
Eurasian Thick-knee-6
Eurasian Thick-knee-6

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

Eurasian Thick-knee-1
Eurasian Thick-knee-1

Photographed in Mannar.

Eurasian Thick-knee-5
Eurasian Thick-knee-5

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

Eurasian Thick-knee-6
Eurasian Thick-knee-6

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Eurasian Thick-knee
(යුරේසියා ගොලුකිරලුවා)
Burhinus oedicnemus

First 3 images captured in Mannar once the sun has set and I was heading out calling it a day. Hence the high ISO on the capture. This was the last capture in Mannar on this trip. There were two of them and one immediately disappeared behind the bushes.

 

Came across a family at Bundala National Park. Mother and Father along with a juvenile. All 3 are quite used to the vehicles hence the close capture. What grumpy looking beauties they are.

 
Great Thick-knee-3
Great Thick-knee-3

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

Great Thick-knee-2
Great Thick-knee-2

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

Great Thick-knee-1
Great Thick-knee-1

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

Great Thick-knee-3
Great Thick-knee-3

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Great Thick-knee
(මහ-ගොලුකිරලුවා)
Esacus recurvirostris

These odd looking Great Thick-knee’s were photographed at the Bundala National Park. They are one of the oddest looking birds I have seen.