Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Crow-pheasent, Dehigaslanda, Sri Lanka

The Crow-pheasent is a constant presence all over Sri Lanka. They come to our garden and pick up and eat all the slugs and snails. They also keep a watch on birds nests and pick up the chicks of the small birds just before they leave the nest and make a hearty meal of them. Tradition has it that you hear their cry before the onset of rain. I took this picture in a paddy field in Gampaha.