Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spot winged Ground Thrush (Zoothera spiloptera)

English: Spot-winged thrush/Spot winged Ground Thrush
Binomial Name: Zoothera spiloptera/Geokichla spiloptera
Sinhala: පුල්ලි වල් අවිච්චියා / ශ්‍රී ලංකා තිත්පිය තිරාසිකයා [Pulli wal awichchiya / Sri Lannka thithpiya thirasikaya]

Endemic species of bird found mainly in wet zone of Sri Lanka. Rare to find in dry zone. Feed mainly on insects and sometimes on fruits. Above photographs were taken at Sinharaja rain forest when the bird is feeding on the ground in the leaf litter.

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