Sunday, June 10, 2012

Two Newcomers & Some Others..........

Below is the highlight of this weeks photos, a  couple of Golden-fronted Leafbirds that I bagged today in the morning at the Ethugala rock forest area. This is the first time I've ever photographed these beauties.

Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)

These two Toque Macaque monkeys were captured during not very far from where the birds were.

 toque macaque (Macaca sinica)

Interesting creatures keep bumping on to me in the garden, even in the house. This hairy caterpillar was on the back doorstep.

As I took the caterpillar out and tried get a macro of it, a rustling sound under my seed trays betrayed the presence of this skink. I think it's the same one which was in the compost bin, as it's just about the same size and always hangs around where I keep my gardening stuff.

I also managed to capture  some woodpeckers and a Rose-ringed Parakeet.

 Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)

 Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

I'm also throwing in a very sinister-looking caterpillar I found on my curry plant and a spider on a tomato plant.

I'm really happy to show you folks such a mix bag of creatures, hope you would enjoy. Wish me luck for some more photos in the week to come, and drop by around next Saturday.

Posted for Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.


  1. beautiful birds! love the skink, too!

  2. Your photos are delightful!

    My Critter post. Have a great weekend.

  3. Leaf birds are pretty. I captured the same kind in Hamangalla, Giriulla last year.

    They had a distinct call which made me notice them who were otherwise nicely camouflaged in the bushes.

    cheers !

  4. Lovely basket of exotic critters. The gold fronted leaf birds and the black rumped flame back are fabulous captures. Thanks for sharing Amila.

  5. Beautiful photos! I love the birds, they are so colorful.

  6. Beautiful photos! The skink is my favorite.

  7. What a great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  8. A great series of photos. The Leafbirds are especially beautiful.

  9. I absolutely love the Black-rumped flameback! I want to see one in real life now! What wonderful birds you have!

  10. A fantastic collection of birds.

  11. What an awesome collection of photographs! Positively stunning!

  12. Lovely shot !!!

    Keep up the good work.

    I am sure to follow this regularly

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