Hanuman Plover; A New Bird To Sri Lanka
Every once in a while, new species are being discovered, and when that happens it brings a new perspective to our understanding of the world around us. From small gelatinous blobs in the deep sea to birds soaring high sky, spanning across every habit and niche, these species bring fresh insights to nature and biodiversity. Among those discoveries, the latest addition was the “Hanuman Plover” discovered by a team of researchers at the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The discovery was made by the research team led by Dr. Sampath Seneviratne, a senior lecturer from the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, University of Colombo, and an undergraduate research student Jude Janitha Niroshan, with the collaboration of Dr. Yang Liu from the School of Ecology, Sun Yat-sen University, China. The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL), which is also a part of the University of Colombo, and the main funding body, the Palmyrah House Hotel were the key partners of this study. Read More