Friday, September 26, 2014

Impatiens leptopoda

English: Impatiens
Binomial Name: Impatiens leptopoda
Sinhala: කූඩලු [Koodalu]
Impatiens leptopoda is an endemic shrub grows in highland mountains forests of Sri Lanka where elevation above the sea level is greater than 1200m. Normally grows to a height of about 70cm. More often this plant can be seen in wet soils near streams.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Vitis heyneana

Binomial Name: Vitis heyneana
Sinhala: වල් මිදි[Wal midi] 
V.heyneana is a climbing vine that can be seen in low country rain forests of Sri Lanka. This plant is endemic to Asia and belongs to grape family. It is considered as a medicinal plant in Sri Lankan traditional medicine. It can be seen mostly in low country rain forest such as Sinharaja and Kanneliya.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Common Lascar (Pantoporia hordonia sinuata / Neptis hordonia sinuata)

English : Common Lascar
Binomial Name : Pantoporia hordonia sinuata 
A butterfly found in tropical and subtropical Asia. But Race sinuata Moore can be seen only in Sri Lanka.Common throughout the island, But mostly can be found in 500 – 4000 feet elevation levels. Larva of this butterfly feeds on Acacia and Albizzia.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Green Imperial Pigeon(Ducula aenea)

English : Green Imperial Pigeon
Binomial Name : Ducula aenea
Sinhala : නීල මහගොයා [Neela maha goya]
A bird distributed in tropical southern Asia from India east to Indonesia including Sri Lanka. Number of sub species exist and the one found in Sri Lanka is D. a. pusilla. This arboreal bird is named as a forest bird and can be seen in canopy layer of forests. They mainly feed on plant material of forest canopy.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Spotted dove (Spilopelia chinensis / Streptopelia chinensis)

English : Spotted dove
Binomial Name : Spilopelia chinensis / Streptopelia chinensis
Sinhala Name : අළු කොබෙයියා [Alu Kobeyya]
A bird lives in Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia including Sri Lanka. Few Sub species of this bird have been identified and the very common sub species found in Sri Lanka is S. c. ceylonensis. They have been distributed in all environmental regions in the country.