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Studies on the fauna of Sinharaja have revealed that there is a high degree of endemism among the butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals are greater than 50%. There have been reports of sightings of a few animals in the eastern Secter.The most common deer species is the Sambhur The Monk deer and Barking deer are also found within the reserve. Leopards are very seldom sighted, but their frequent presence has been confirmed by tracks and other signs. Badger Mongoose and the Golden Palm Civet have been occasionally sighted. The most commonly seen primate is the Purple - faced Leaf Monkey.Although the elephants said to be common in the past, there have not been reports of sightings during the last 15 years. Out of the Birds recorded in the western sector of the reserve, 72% were resident non-endemic and 13% migrants. One of the most interesting and colorful spectacles to be found in the Sinharaja is the presence of mixed species of foraging bird flocks, a phenomenon commonly found in rain forests total of 100 such flocks were systematically observed, and studies have revealed that some flocks contained 48 species including 12 endemic species. The rare endemic birds to be seen in Sinharaja are the Red-faced Malkoha, the Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, the Ashy-headed Barbbler, and the White - headed Starling and the Green – billed Coucal the rarest of Sri Lankan birds. The Agamids are the best represented group of reptiles, the most common being the Green Garden Lizard. Of Special significance are the sightings of Calotes Liolepis an arboreal species, the rearest of all agamids found in the island. The only Tortoise recorded in the reserve is the Hard - shelled Terrapin, while of the species of skinks, the spotted skink can be seen often. Among the snakes The Green Pit Viper and Hump-nosed Viper are commonly found in this forest and are endemic to Sri Lanka. The amphibians are fairly well represented in the reserve and nine endemic species have been identified. The endemic Torrent toad and the common house toad. In most streams and marshes, the Wrinkled frog and The Sri Lankan Reed frog is also found in Sinharaja. Ramanella palmata a rare endemic species is the only microhylid recorded so far while the yellow-banded Caecilian is the only apodan recorded. It is desirable that you, who visit the forest, be sensitive to the need to conserve forests such as Sinharaja.Contray to the chaos and congestion prevailing in urban areas, it is in forests that the quality of life is best expressed. In addition man finds peace and tranquillity in forest. Allow yourself sufficient time to roam about within this nature’s green cathedral and enjoy its beauty and majesty whether you be a photographer, artist, scientist or a nature lover,you see.

- w i k i p e d i a - t h e - f r e e - e n c y c l o p e d i a -

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ClassyNerd16 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student Writer
Wow, this is stunning! 
Toash Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
You must view it full :D (Big Grin) 
twistkiLL Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Filmographer
Love the mountains on the front! Where is this?!
Toash Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Balangoda, Koslandha. My friend in front walking with the bag. We went to Sinharajha border.
twistkiLL Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Filmographer
Nice! Muggy weather just looks so soothing and chaotic at the same time :)
Toash Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Yep. moments later it started heavy raining.We had no place to coverup but to wear our raincoats and keep walking. It's in Sri lanka.
twistkiLL Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Filmographer
That's how we do it in India :D
Toash Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
take care my friend.
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November 17, 2008
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Nov 13, 2008, 3:51:27 AM