Sri Lanka Handbook

Sri Lanka Handbook

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The 1600km of Sri Lankan coastline lined with fine sandy beaches, coral reefs and lagoons still offers a wonderful chance to 'get away from it all'. But Sri Lanka's interior offers more: Kandy, home of the Temple of the Buddha's tooth relic and the gateway to the higher hills and tea plantations; the Horton Plains, a high altitude wilderness; and the cultural triangle of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya at the heart of Sri Lanka's history.The Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) frequents woods and gardens in the Dry Zone and lower hills in ... One of the largest and most easily identified is the Spot-billed Pelican (Pe- lecanus philippensis) 1 50 cm, with the ... The bill, top of the head and the rump are bright red, and there is a patch of orange on the back which shades into the red on the head. ... The endemic Layarda#39;s Parakeet ( Psittacula calthorpae) 32 cm, is long tailed with a soft grey head and back, green anbsp;...

Title:Sri Lanka Handbook
Author:Robert Bradnock, Roma Bradnock
Publisher: - 1998


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