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Just one more berry

A Black-capped Bulbul is out foraging

“What? Oh you want to chat? It’ll have to be quick. Mating season just started this month and I have to look good. So I’m out eating only the juiciest insects and berries. I’m staying off snails for now, a bit fattening you see. By the way, I’m Morrison Larson Rutherford, but you can call me Morris. Oh, you thought I was a girl? Yes I am aware all Black-capped Bulbuls look alike. We all have an intense, unglossed black head, yellow underparts, and dusky olive-green upperparts. But if you look closely, you will see that all the males, just like me, have a red iris and all the females have a brown one.”

Fun Facts

“Fascinatingly, we’re not found anywhere else in the world. Yep, we’re endemic to Sri Lanka! You wouldn’t have guessed that since we’re found almost everywhere in the country. We love open woodlands, broken and patchy forests, and even gardens in cities and towns. Basically, anywhere that isn’t super dry. Unlike some other birds, we’re not endangered. Why would we be? There’s plenty of food, our cup-like nests are safe in the trees and nobody really wants to eat us. Also, people like our singing voices. I’m sure you’ve heard the popular hits cherkit-cherkit, chink-ut, chink-ut, and pu’u-pu’u-pu’u-pu-wit? Aha, I knew you had. I have to go now, there’s a hottie in that bush over there. Catch you later!”

Story of the Photo

Dilum was chilling at the lookout point in the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Yala when he got this beautiful shot of the Bulbul.



Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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