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  1. Sri Lanka Blue Magpie (Urocissa ornata)

    This large beautiful bird cannot be mistaken for any other Sri Lankan species. Mainly bright blue with red bill, and eye-ring and legs; chestnut head and neck; long graduated blue tail with black and then white tip. Sexes alike. It inhabits the forests of the hills and wet-zone foot-hills. A scarce bird seen in small family parties up to six or seven, but pairs and solitary individuals are sometimes observed.

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  2. Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush (Zoothera imbricate)
    A rare shy forest loving ground thrush with olive brown above with rufous buff underparts. The scaly pattern all over the body and a larger and longer bill with its chunky appearance make identification easy. It is confined to lower hills and higher elevations. Spends most of its time on the ground turning over the dead leaves looking for insect food.

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