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Sri Lanka Attempts to Establish Animal Research Guidelines

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From the Sunday Times in Sri Lanka. Tags: animal research sri lanka. Harsha Seneviratne and the faculty’s Ethics Review Committee Chairman Prof. Hemantha Senanayake.

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Our Favorite Bird Books (and one pair of Binoculars) of 2022

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Dragan]: What puts Philip Briggs’s Sri Lanka into a class of its own is a special emphasis on nature and wildlife-watching tourism. This is the title for the person who lives for both literature and nature.

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Birding Ruili, Yunnan

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For example, one paper states that in Sri Lanka’s cloud forest, only about 3% of all trees have suitable cavities. Not a great situation given the chronic housing shortage in suitable environments.

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White’s Thrush or Scaly?

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Sri Lanka Thrush Zoothera imbricata [ map ] [ my records ]. Scaly Thrush is split into four species, following Rasmussen and Anderton (2005): White’s Thrush Zoothera aurea; Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma; Nilgiri Thrush Zoothera neilgherriensis; and Sri Lanka Thrush Zoothera imbricata. Reference: Rasmussen, P.C.,

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International birding tourism after the Covid-19 – what will change?

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India, Sri Lanka) because it takes time and nerves to get accustomed to local driving styles and unofficial rules. In other destinations, you may prefer a car with a driver (e.g.

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Pheasant-tailed Jacana courtship dance

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Whilst leading a birding tour to Sri Lanka, I spotted a flash of bright white in a lily-choked wetland near Ambalantota in the south-east of this verdant island. A bright flash of white caught my attention in this lilly-choked wetland Closer investigation revealed a stunning male Pheasant-tailed Jacana perched atop a female.

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Where Tulips Come From (It Ain’t Holland)

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When he returned to Portugal in disgrace after usurping his position from the rightful governor, Sampayo supposedly took tulip bulbs with him from Sri Lanka. This tale too, however, does not hold up to scrutiny because tulips do not occur in Sri Lanka and the island itself is far from the route Sampayo’s ships should have taken.

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