Bloomsbury to Publish Birds of Sri Lanka by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne & Deepal Warakagoda Illustrated by T S U de Zylva

A neat series of truly portable guides designed for the nature-loving traveller.

A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka, a rich and satisfying destination for watching birds with more than 430 species identified on the island. A total of 252 species is described here in detail, from the Blackrumped Flameback to the Ceylon Blue Magpie. All of these birds are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With almost 300 full-colour
photographs, easy-to-use thumbnail family silhouettes, a regional distribution map and handy tips on the best birding localities.

Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack
and suitcase space.

  • Portable yet authoritative guide to the birds of Sri Lanka.
  • Contains profiles of the region’s most typical birds and those which travelers are most likely to see.
  • New cover and internal design.

Author Biography
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne has been passionate about Sri Lanka’s wildlife since the age of three when he went on his first leopard safari in Yala. He has authored and photographed more than 300 articles for national and international newspapers and magazines on Sri Lankan biodiversity, travel and business topics along with 15 books.

Deepal Warakagoda is a prominent Sri Lankan ornithologist who also works as a professional guide for birding tours of the island. He discovered a new species of bird endemic to Sri Lanka, the Serendib scops owl and has also identified (each for the first time) 15 new migrant species of birds in Sri Lanka, and published a large number of articles on the avifauna of Sri Lanka.

T S U de Zylva is an ornithologist and nature photographer who has published a number of books on the natural history of Sri Lanka.

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