An uncommon breeding resident found usually in very dry habitats of dry lowlands. It is common in coastal belt from Puttalam to
peninsula and in Hambantota district. It also occurs in Eastern province and there
are recent breeding records from Udawalawe and Jaffna too. It lives as small flocks or pairs in
arid wastelands, fallow fields, dry paddy fields, stony pastures etc.
Yellow-wattled Lapwing feeds on grasshoppers, ants, termites, beetles and other
such ground dwelling insects. It breeds from May to July, laying four eggs
arranged in cross-formation on stony ground among clods, stones, etc. well camouflage with the surrounding. It flies often low and in flight feet project
beyond the tail. Anuradhapura
An indigenous perennial herb found in low country roadsides, wastelands, scrublands, seashores, grasslands, secondary forest edges, etc. ...
An indigenous herb of about 2-3m height found in shady places of the low country. Roots use in traditional ayurvedic medicine to cure cat...
A perennial herb which is believed to be a native plant of North Africa and desert regions of Arabia . Naturalized in North and North ...
The Crestless lizard inhabiting Knuckles range has been recently described as a new endemic species base on morphological features ( Amar...
A common perennial climber grows in woodlands, forest borders and open areas from sea level to about 800m in low country, especially in dry ...
Rat snake is the second largest snake in the country with some specimens observed with 3000mm long while many exceed 2400mm in length...
A common indigenous tree of the secondary forests of the moist areas in lowlands to hills about 1200m a.s.l. The wood is used to carve tr...
Birds that appear outside their normal range are known as vagrants. This post summarizes up to date published sight records of vag...
Rare and critically endangered damselfly so far recorded only from few localities in outskirts of Knuckles range, southern to southe...
Rather common endemic herb found along paths, stream banks and such damp and shaded places in montane forests.