Plain Orange Tip occurs only in coastal waste places and thorn scrub of the northern and north western part of the country. It is more numerous at the end of the north east monsoon though few may be seen all the year round. It flies usually closer to the ground. Its larva feeds on Cadaba fruticosa plants.
Native tall herb rather common in wet places, river and stream banks, edges of ponds and tanks, etc of the lowlands and in the mid country. Flowering more or less all the year round. Fragrant flowers opening in the evening. Seeds float in the water and plants may be dispersed by water in such places.
Rather uncommon breeding resident of lowlands to lower hills, while more common in the dry lowlands. Also a regular visitor to the higher hills and occasionally seen in large lakes of the wet zone. It inhabits coastal areas, large tanks, along rivers, estuaries and lagoons as solitary birds or usually as pairs. As its name implies its principal food consists of fish and sea-snakes. White-bellied Sea Eagle breed from December to March, making a huge nest of sticks in a tall tree, often on a small island or rocky promontory. The same nest is added to year by year. Normally two eggs forms the clutch.
An uncommon butterfly of hills and lowlands of Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces. It flies with the start of the northeast monsoon rains and probably again from April to May. (Van der Poorten G.M. & Van der Poorten N.E., 2016). No data available of its early stages or of larval food plants. Males mud puddling on wet soil, bird droppings or scats along forest roads and jungle trails.