Friday, September 24, 2010

Taraka Ibba/Mevara Ibba/Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans)

A Land tortoise of low-country dry zone up to about 300m, usually found in shrub jungles, grasslands, chena cultivations and teak plantations. It feeds mainly on plant matters such as flowers of varies plants, but also scavenges on animal matters. Though illegal it is widely collected for pet trade. 


  1. I fascinated the biodiversity of Sri Lanka!
    This turtle has such unusual picture, looks as artificial.
    I 'll come back again on your website.
    It is very interesting for me.
    S.Minich, Belarus

    Best regards.

  2. mcas
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Also nice to hear that you are fascinated by our biodiversity:)

  3. Thanks for your kind reply .
    I saw, that you visited our website about birdwatching in Belarus too. I liked the beautiful flag of Sri Lanka in our flagcounter.

    Best regards.