Wildlife books about Sri Lanka

A Photographic Guide to Birds of Sri Lanka

Compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide, suitable for any birdwatcher visiting Sri Lanka. The book features descriptions of 252 species, thumbnail silhouettes for ease of use, up-to-date tips and information on bird biology and behaviour.

Sri Lankan Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guide)

Sri Lanka is home to elephants, leopards, bears and water buffalo and boasts one of the highest species densities of marine mammals in the world.  An ideal field guide and armchair read, this book is illustrated with colour photographs of species and includes maps charting animal habitats to aid identification.Includes articles on watching nocturnal wildlife, Snake bites, Nesting sea turtles in Sri Lanka

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

The Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka is the first fully comprehensive, modern field guide to this ornithologically fascinating country. All of Sri Lanka’s 426 official avian species are described in the text and depicted in 48 stunning new colour plates painted by Tim Worfolk, one of Britain’s leading bird artists. The text, accessible to both experienced ornithologists and beginners, highlights the important identification features, such as plumage variations, size, calls and songs, range, distribution, and status, for every species. The plates illustrate the various plumage variations for each bird, and show the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. An introduction to the guide describes briefly some of the best sites for watching Sri Lanka’s abundant avifauna, and provides useful contact addresses for the prospective traveller. This will be an essential purchase for all birdwatchers travelling to the region; the beautiful plates and clearly-written text will also make it a must-have for anyone who loves birds, and Sri Lankan birds in particula

A Photographic Guide to Mammals of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a wildlife-watcher’s paradise, and reserves such as Yala and Sinharaja are now becoming world-famous as ecotourism destinations. This guide includes detailed coverage of 43 species of mammal from the island, including such iconic creatures as the Leopard, Sloth Bear and Asian Elephant. The other species that feature include the Wild Boar, Sambar and Spotted Deer, as well as smaller mammals such as the various species of monkey, mongoose and giant squirrel. There is a general introduction with an overview of Sri Lankan mammals, and tips on where and how to watch them. The species accounts include details of appearance, distribution and status, as well as fascinating glimpses of the animals’ lives from the author’s own personal observations. Each species account is accompanied by at least one and in most cases several clear colour photographs of the subject.

Snakes and Other Reptiles of Sri Lanka (Photographic Guides)

This useful guide provides a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles and tortoises to be found in Sri Lanka. Over 130 species, primarily native but with the odd exotic, are included in the book. Each description is supported by a clear colour photograph taken where possible in the snake’s natural habitat. The guide looks at the more common species as well as focusing on some of the rarer, and in some cases highly endangered, species.

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