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Ashy-headed Laughingthrush (Endemic bird to Sri Lanka)
The ashy-headed laughingthrush is a rangy bird, 23 centimeters (9 in) in length with a long floppy tail. It is rufous-brown above and deep buff below, with a grey head and white throat. Like other babblers, these are noisy birds, and the characteristic laughing calls are often the best indication that they are present since they are often difficult to see in their preferred habitat.
Ashy-headed Laughingthrush is an endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka
I manged to photograph this bird in Sinharaja Forest Reserve. One of my favorite shots as I mange to get the isolated bird with a clear background.
Location: Sinharaja Forest Reserve – Sri Lanka
Name: Ashy-headed Laughingthrush
Endemism: Endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka
Scientific name : Argya cinereifrons
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Sri Lankan Tusker (Elephant) gazing on the grass behind a tree. He was one of the biggest elephants in the herd that we en counted and it was one of the best experiences that I had observing the natural behavior of these amazing mammals.
Sri Lankan tuskers are facing great danger from porches as they killed in search of ivory. Only 7% of male elephants in Sri Lanka grow tusks, and at present only 2% of the total elephant population are tuskers.