Friday, May 3, 2013

World Migratory Bird Day - 11-12 May 2013

"Networking for Migratory Birds"

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Siyoth- latest issue

Latest issue of the “Siyoth- the journal of Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka” is out. It contains many articles related to Sri Lankan birds, trip reports, photo essays and observations. This 64 page magazine with plentiful color photographs of Sri Lankan birds is a must-read for Sri Lankan nature lovers.

Here are some of the articles published in the latest issue.

·         Return of the Comb duck to Sri Lanka
·         First sight record of the European Roller from Sri Lanka
·         Second sight record of Yellow-rumped Flycatcher from Sri Lanka
·         A possible mass-migration of sea birds, sharks and whales during the summer monsoon
·         Birds on the brink of extinction: Global and the sri Lankan scenarios
·         Rehabilitation and reintroduction of injured birds to the wild
·         A descriptive ethogram for the behaviour of black robin
·         Differential ‘crack’ calls in Sri Lanka Magpie

Contact FOGSL office to order your copy.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise is one of the most fascinating groups of passerine birds in the world. Birds in this group are especially famous for their elaborate, most extravagant plumage patterns. Altogether there are 39 species, living in New Guinea and associated Islands, and also in Australia. Naturalists had been fascinated by these birds for centuries. However, scientists knew very little about them until recently.

To fill the vacuum of knowledge, Cornell Lab of Ornithology lead a long term research project, with National Geographic Society and many other organisations. The results of the project are now accessible at a new website. This web site contains breathtaking videos and photos of all 39 species.