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Warblers

Zitting Cisticola-11
Zitting Cisticola-11

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

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Zitting Cisticola-1
Zitting Cisticola-1

Photographed at Horton Planes.

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Zitting Cisticola-14
Zitting Cisticola-14

Photographed in the outskirts of Kerawalapitiya.

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Zitting Cisticola-11
Zitting Cisticola-11

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

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Zitting Cisticola / Streaked Fantail Warbler
(ඉරි පවන්සැරියා)
Cisticola juncidis

First seen at Horton Planes I had to put it on lakdasun.org to get a verification of its identity. An energetic little bird, he put up a nice little display for me.

I believe the next set of photos from Bundala National Park is also of a Zitting Cisticola.

Images 6 to 11 again are from Horton Plains National Park. Images 12 and 13 are from the outskirts of Nilgala. Image 14 from Kerawalapitiya.

Zitting Cisticola
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Grey-breasted Prinia / Franklin’s Prinia
(ළය-අලු ප්‍රිනියා)
Prinia hodgsonii

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Grey-breasted Prinia
Plain Prinia-4
Plain Prinia-4

Photographed at Diyasaru Wetland Park.

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Plain Prinia-1
Plain Prinia-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Wilpaththu National Park.

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Plain Prinia-18
Plain Prinia-18

Photographed in the outskirts of Sigiriya.

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Plain Prinia-4
Plain Prinia-4

Photographed at Diyasaru Wetland Park.

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Plain Prinia / White-browed Prinia
(සරල ප්‍රිනියා)
Prinia inornata

First and second images seen from a distance at Kuchchaveli, I believe this is a Plain Prinia. Next two images during a drive through Wilpattu National Park when trying to get from Puttalam to Mannar.

Images 5 and 6 are from Giants Tank area in Mannar. Based on the eyebrow I believe these are all Plain Prinia's. Image 7 - 9 taken early in the morning at Diyasaru park, Thalawathugoda. There were a few of them jumping around and making a bit of noise. Images 10 to 17 from mashes around Thalangama lake.

Plain Prinia
Ashy Prinia-2
Ashy Prinia-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Sigiriya.

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Ashy Prinia-1
Ashy Prinia-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Sigiriya.

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Ashy Prinia-2
Ashy Prinia-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Sigiriya.

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Ashy Prinia
(අලු ප්‍රිනියා)
Prinia socialis

Although I have seen this beauty many times, I have never been able to get a good photograph of it all this time. These half-decent images were captured at the outskirts of Sigiriya forest reserve. Hoping I will get lucky one of these days.

Ashy Prinia
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Jungle Prinia / Large Prinia
(වන ප්‍රීනියා)
Prinia sylvatica

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Jungle Prinia
Common Tailorbird-9
Common Tailorbird-9

Photographed in front of my house in Nawala.

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Common Tailorbird-1
Common Tailorbird-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Bulathsinhala.

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Common Tailorbird-8
Common Tailorbird-8

Photographed in front of my house in Nawala.

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Common Tailorbird-9
Common Tailorbird-9

Photographed in front of my house in Nawala.

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Common Tailorbird
(බට්ටිච්චා)
Orthotomus sutorius

Although quite common, this little energy bundle of a bird is difficult to photograph as they are very small and very fast. Took these pictures in low light in front of my ancestral home in 'Bulathsinhala'. 

Image 3 and 4 from Diyasaru park, Thalawathugoda. All other images are from my home garden in Nawala.

Image 9 is of a pair of them resting among the leaves during the mid-day sun.

Common Tailorbird
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Booted Warbler
(කෙසරුපා රුක්රැවියා)
Iduna caligata

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Booted Warbler
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Lesser Whitethroat
(හී ගෙලසුදු රුසිරවියා)
Sylvia curruca

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Lesser Whitethroat
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Hume's Whitethroat
Sylvia althaea

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Hume's Whitethroat
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Desert Whitethroat
Sylvia minula

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Vagrant species
Desert Whitethroat
Bright Green Warbler-4
Bright Green Warbler-4

Photographed in the outskirts of Kandalama Wewa.

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Bright Green Warbler-1
Bright Green Warbler-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Kandalama Wewa.

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Bright Green Warbler-8
Bright Green Warbler-8

Photographed in the outskirts of Kandalama Wewa.

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Bright Green Warbler-4
Bright Green Warbler-4

Photographed in the outskirts of Kandalama Wewa.

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Bright Green Warbler / Green Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus nitidus

Based on the faintly visible 2nd wing bar and smaller sized bill, I believe this is a Bright-green Warbler and not a Greenish Warbler or a Large-billed Leaf Warbler. Seen and photographed within the bush at Kandalama, as they move from one branch to another so fast, taking a decent photograph was a big challenge. 

There were a pair of them busy jumping around the branches.

Doubtful identification
Bright Green Warbler
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Greenish Warbler / Greenish Leaf Warbler
(කොල ගස්රැවියා)
Phylloscopus trochiloides

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Greenish Warbler
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Large-billed Leaf Warbler
(මතුසු ගස්රැවියා)
Phylloscopus magnirostris

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Large-billed Leaf Warbler
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Dusky Warbler
(අඳුරු ගස්රැවියා)
Phylloscopus fuscatus

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Vagrant species
Dusky Warbler
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Broad-tailed Grass Warbler
(මාපෙඳ තණරැවියා)
Schoenicola platyurus

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Broad-tailed Grass Warbler
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Sykes’s Warbler
Iduna rama

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Sykes’s Warbler
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Western Crowned Warbler
Phylloscopus occipitalis

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Vagrant species
Western Crowned Warbler
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