A fully comprehensive field guide to the 462 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region's other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species.The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover size, habitat, distribution, voice and status in the country.Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. The book also includes information on climate and topography, orders and families, residents, migrants, endemics, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, topography and the key birdwatching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species.
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is one of Sri Lanka's most high-profile wildlife personalities. He is passionate about Sri Lanka's natural history and has authored and photographed over 300 articles for national and international newspapers and magazines on Sri Lankan biodiversity, travel and business topics. His many books include Wild Sri Lanka, The Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka and The Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies & Dragonflies of Sri Lanka also published by John Beaufoy Publishing.