We booked into the Rock View Hotel, our base for searching the Sinharaja World Heritage Area. A local man hired by our driver-guide, Chandima Jayaweera, had tracked down a Serendip Scops-Owl at its daytime roost. Perched about 1m off the ground and extremely well-camouflaged, the bird allowed our close approach.
|Ketil in action photographing a Serendip Scops-Owl|
|Sri Lanka Myna|
|Southern Hill Myna|
|Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill|
|Sri Lanka Blue Magpie|
|Sri Lanka Frogmouth|
In the afternoon, we connected with another endemic, White-throated Flowerpecker. Other birds about included Brown-headed Barbet and Chesnut-headed Bee-eater.