Larger Owls, Hornbills and Crows

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Spot-bellied Eagle Owl
(උකුසු බකමූනා / උලමා)
Bubo nipalensis

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Brown Fish Owl-2
Brown Fish Owl-2

Photographed in Debara Wewa.

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Brown Fish Owl-1

Photographed in Debara Wewa.

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Brown Fish Owl-4

Photographed in Debara Wewa.

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Brown Fish Owl-2

Photographed in Debara Wewa.

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Brown Fish Owl
(බොර කෙවුල් බකමූනා)
Bubo zeylonensis

Seen at 'Debarawewa', these two amazing specimens were resting at the top of a tall tree. According to my guide Mahesh, they have a baby also which must have been hiding on the same tree but we were unable to see it. (Its this sort of occasions I wish for a low-light capable prime lens.)

What an amazing experience to look in to their eyes and take a few pictures of them.

 
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Brown Wood Owl
(බොර වන බකමූනා)
Strix leptogrammica

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Sri Lanka Bay Owl
(පෙරදිගු ගුරුබස්සා)
Phodilus assimilis

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Barn Owl
(අටු වෙස්බස්සා)
Tyto alba

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Short-eared Owl
(කෙටි-කන් බකමූනා)
Asio flammeus

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Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill-6
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill-6

Photographed in the outskirts of Sinharaja Rain Forest.

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Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill-1

Photographed in Ella.

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Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill-7

Photographed in the outskirts of Sinharaja Rain Forest.

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Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill-6

Photographed in the outskirts of Sinharaja Rain Forest.

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Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill
(ශ්‍රි ලංකා අලු කෑදැත්තා)
Ocyceros gingalensis

One of the most disappointing moments along this odyssey to take bird pictures is when I was unable to take a better picture of this beauty in Ella. (1st and 2nd pictures) He was right outside my bedroom window but by the time I got around with the camera, all I was able to capture were these low light-high ISO images. It was a male.

3rd and 4th pictures are of a female eating fruits at the Sinharaja rain forest. This time I managed to get better quality pictures but she was a bit hidden among the tree foliage.

 
Malabar Pied Hornbill-4
Malabar Pied Hornbill-4

Photographed at Yala National Park.

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Malabar Pied Hornbill-1

Photographed in Yala National Park.

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Malabar Pied Hornbill-5

Photographed at Yala National Park.

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Malabar Pied Hornbill-4

Photographed at Yala National Park.

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Malabar Pied Hornbill
(පෝරු කෑදැත්තා)
Anthracoceros coronatus

A remarkable and beautiful bird species, these beauties are a treat to watch. Seen at Yala National Park.

 
House Crow-1
House Crow-1

They are everywhere in the cities.

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House Crow-1

They are everywhere in the cities.

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House Crow
(කොලඹ කපුටා)
Corvus splendens

One of the most hardy and adaptable birds of nature, House Crows are a very common sight in Colombo. They provide a much needed garbage disposal means in our cities. Captured at Koggala near the pool in the Fortress Resort and Spa.

 
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Large-billed Crow-1

Photographed in the Giants Tank area.

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Large-billed Crow-2

Photographed in Yala National Park.

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Large-billed Crow-1

Photographed in the Giants Tank area.

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Large-billed Crow
(කලු කපුටා)
Corvus macrorhynchos

Photographed in Mannar and in Chundikulam, Jaffna. Base on the size and bill, I believe these are Large-billed Crows.