Today we have a bunch of swell photographs from a new contributor, Chetiya Sahabandu, who took these photos at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.
Ceylon Green Bee-Eater (Merops orientalis ceylonicus):
White-Breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis): (also in MG 2514
Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii):
Crested Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus ceylanensis):
Grey Headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus):
Spotted Deer (Axis axis ceylonensis):
The log right in front of the painted stork in the photo below is resting on a crocodile. It is an inadvertent (as far as I can tell) camouflage. The crocodiles did not seem all that interested in the storks, and the storks flapped out of the way whenever a crocodile sidled up.
Black-Headed Ibis(Threskiornis melanocephalus):
Tufted Grey Langur (Semnopithecus priam):
Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya):
Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus):