Wednesday, November 21, 2012

සැළලිහිණියා[Salalihiniya]/Lesser Hill Myna/Common Grackle/Sourthern Grackle (Gracula indica)

Common breeding resident in forest edges, wooded areas and adjoining home gardens of wet zone lowlands to mid hills and sometime locally in dry zone tall forests. It feeds mainly on fruits as pairs or small flocks, usually high in trees, keep in touch with each others by uttering very loud musical whistling sound. It breeds from May to August laying two eggs in a deep cavity in a tree.


  1. I like this bird very much. I recognize its cry. but very difficult to spot it.

  2. It is a bird of canopy and most of the time stay high in trees. But with its loud call it is not much difficult of spotting it.