In this addition to Bradt's popular wildlife guides, naturalist and wildlife photographer Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne sets out to show visitors the incredible diversity of this small island nation. 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.
*Habitats and reserves - what species can be observed where, including nighttime viewing
*Coverage of both terrestrial and marine animals from "big game" and whales to butterflies, dragonflies, and lizards
*Itineraries for wildlife enthusiasts
*Stunning colour photographs throughout plus photography tips
Introduction Sri Lanka: a biodiversity jewel, How to use this book, The Sri Lankan environment Habitats and Reserves Habitats, National parks and reserves Mammals Asian elephant, Ungulates, Carnivores, Primates, Squirrels, Bats, Other mammals Birds Birds of town and garden, Birds of the rainforest, Birds of the highlands, Birds of the dry lowlands, Birds of the wetlands, Birds of the coast, Endemic birds Reptiles and Amphibians Lizards, Snakes, Crocodiles, Turtles, terrapins and tortoises, Amphibians Invertebrates Lower invertebrates, Arthropods, Butterflies, Dragonflies and damselflies The Underwater World Freshwater fish, Marine life, Under the sea, Marine mammals Getting About Independent travel, Tours, Suggested itinerary, Photography tips Further Information Books, Societies, Finding out more Index
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is probably the best-known wildlife and tourism personality in Sri Lanka. He has authored, and contributed photographically to a number of specialist local Sri Lankan wildlife guides and is also the CEO of a holiday company specializing in tours taking in the wildlife, culture and conservation in Sri Lanka.