Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Red vented bulbul

  1. The red vented bulbul’s scientific name is Pycnonotus cafer. In Sri Lanka this bird is known as Konda Kurulla.

  2. The red vented bulbuls are about 20 cm long.

  3. This bird is a member of bulbul family of Pycnonoytus.

  4. This bird is very common in India, Sri Lanka east to Burma and southwestern China.

  5. It builds its nest in a big bush because its nest shod be 2-3 m [7-10 ft] above from the ground.

  6. Red vented bulbuls mainly eat fruits and petals of flowers.

  7. This bird mostly lives in open forests, cultivated lands and home gardens.

  8. The red vented bulbul’s make their nestlings in autumn.

  9. This bird’s eggs are dark pink.

  10. There are many kinds of bulbuls like Black Bulbul, Yellow Browed Bulbul, White Browed Bulbul, lack Crested Bulbul and the Sri Lanka yellow Eared Bulbul.

Greater Flameback

  1. The Greater Flameback’s scientific name is Chrysocolaptes lucidus. In Sri Lanka this bird is known as Le Pita Maha Kerala.
  2. This bird’s length is about 33 cm.
  3. The Greater Flameback’s family is picidae.
  4. It is an endemic bird in Sri Lanka.
  5. This bird’s back is dark red but its tail is black.
  6. The Greater Flameback is kind of a large woodpecker.
  7. This woodpecker’s bill is longer than its head.
  8. The adult male Greater Flameback has a red crown on its head.
  9. But the adult female Greater Flameback has a black crown on its head.
  10. The young Greater Flamebacks are just like the mother [female] but duller, with brown irides.

The Black Hooded Oriole

  1. The Black Hooded Oriole’s scientific name is Oriolus xanthomus .In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as kaha kurulla.
  2. Bird is about 25 cm long.
  3. The Black Hooded Oriole’s family is Oriolidae.
  4. This bird’s are very common in Southern Asia from India, Sri Lanka and East to Indonesia.
  5. This bird builds nests in trees.
  6. This bird lays 2 eggs.
  7. The Black Hooded Oriole eats insects and fruits.
  8. The Black Hooded Oriole has a possibility to fly very fast.
  9. In summers this bird visits north India.
  10. Orioles can be very shy, and even the male may be difficult to see in the dappled yellow and green leaves of the canopy.

The Brown Headed Barbet

  1. The Brown Headed Barbet’s scientific name is Megalaima Zeylnica.
  2. In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Polos Kottoruwa in Sinhala.
  3. The Brown Headed Barbet’s Family is Megalaimidae.
  4. This bird is 26 cm long.
  5. This bird is very common in India and Sri Lanka. You can see this kind of birds in forests and home gardens.
  6. It makes nests in tree holes.
  7. It lays 2-4 eggs.
  8. It is a plump bird with a short neck, a large head and a short tail.
  9. There are many kinds of birds like crimson fronted Barbet, coppersmith Barbet, and the Sri Lanka yellow fronted Barbet.
  10. The call is a repetitive Kutroo…Kutroo…Kutroo..0