Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

Postby Tomas Klacek » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:03 am

Hi,
I planned a last minute three weeks trip to Sri Lanka. I´m leaving together with my girlfriend this weekend. So far we scheduled high level route of a trip. We want to travel all the island except northern part. Does anybody been there? I guess I have a quite good chance to see a lot of local herps but have no experience with herping in these areas. I try to find something by myself, but due to lack of time any webs, field guides or contact for somebody local (guide, If it´s necesarry) will be highly welcome.
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Tomas
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Re: Sri Lanka

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:59 am

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Re: Sri Lanka

Postby Tomas Klacek » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:05 pm

We´re back and need some help with IDs. Can you identify theese Calotes?

Habarana
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Sigirya
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Ella
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And this Gecko? I guess some hemidactylus (also Ella), on the walls were also H. frenatus.

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I will post the rest, as soon I will sort it :) Thank you!
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Re: Sri Lanka

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:56 pm

The calotes looks for me like Calotes versicolor.
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Re: Sri Lanka

Postby lakiere pieter » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:42 pm

Looks like hemidactylus triedrus.
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Re: Sri Lanka

Postby lakiere pieter » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:53 am

I changed my opinion. Looks like hemidactylus depressus. It was found on a higher altitude in Ella and lacks the white spots.
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Re: Sri Lanka

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm

lakiere pieter wrote:I changed my opinion. Looks like hemidactylus depressus. It was found on a higher altitude in Ella and lacks the white spots.

I would also go for Hemidactylus depressus. Also because of the dark 'X' marks from the neck to the base of the tail.

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Re: Sri Lanka

Postby Tomas Klacek » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:05 am

Thank you guys for an IDs. Here is the rest of the photos, as i prmised. Mostly landscapes, sorry for lack of herps...

Toque macaque in Kurunegala Elephant Rock
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Indian elephants
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Anuradhapura temple area, ruins cracks were great for baby monitors and skinks.
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sub-adult Bengal monitor
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Rose-ringed parakeet
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Great egret
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Polonaruwa area
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Impressive, fully grown bengal monitor.
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Kaudulla NP
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Asian openbill
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Gray-headed Fish-Eagle
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White-throated kingfisher
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Gray langur
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Calotes...
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Sigiriya Rock
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Hemidactylus ssp.
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Adam´s Peak sunrise.
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Ella train
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Tea plantations
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Ella Rock
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Yala NP - mongoose
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Mugger crocodile
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Green bee-eater
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Axis deer
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Sri Lankan leopard, it was pitch black when mother with two grown kittens crossed our road...
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Southern beaches
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We also saw salvator monitor and quickly disapearing young indian cobra. Also three species of frogs but I was to tired to take a photos at night and did not see them anymore :/
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