Trip report: Sri Lanka (Mar-Apr 2012) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Iain Campbell

Sri Lanka presents those who have never visited the culturally rich Indian subcontinent with a wonderful introduction to the region, while also offering “Indiaphiles” a host of new southern specialties and nearly 30 endemic species. With many local races and new species being elevated this list is sure to swell further in the near future. We visited a range of parks and reserves, from lowland tropical forests to highland cloud forests that brought us almost all of the possible Ceylon endemics, including the recently discovered Serendib Scops-Owl. This tour was a great success with every single widely-recognized endemic as well as all the potential endemic splits seen well by the participants.

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