Sunday, April 10, 2011

දෙමළිච්චා [Demalichcha]/Yellow-billed babbler/Seven sisters(Turdoides affinis taprobanus)

Very common breeding resident of Gardens, cultivations and forested areas close to anthropogenic habitats but rare in the higher hills and thick forests. Usually found in flocks of several birds often more than seven, hence the name ‘seven sisters’.  It feeds on both insects and vegetable stuffs and most of its food is taken on the ground. Main breeding season is from March to May and perhaps again in August-November. 

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