Recent and Pending Additions to the Official List

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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Slender-billed Oriole
(හීන් තුඩු කහකුරුල්ලා)
Oriolus tenuirostris

Yet to capture image

Vagrant species
 
Bar-headed Goose-2
Bar-headed Goose-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Mannar.

Bar-headed Goose-1
Bar-headed Goose-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Mannar.

Bar-headed Goose-2
Bar-headed Goose-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Mannar.

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Bar-headed Goose
Anser indicus

Only seen once or twice in historical records, this extremely rare winter visitor was seen in Mannar. At the time I took the photo, I didn't realize what I witnessed. Just one of them has passed India after crossing the mighty Himalayas and flown all the way down to Mannar. How crazy is that? He is not even listed as a bird pending addition to the official bird's list of Sri Lanka.

Vagrant species