Our photographer Sudath Nishantha captured this photograph of a group
of children from Rotary International school celebrated the Sinhala and
Hindu New Year recently.
Many children observed the traditions of the New Year while the
children had a good time enjoying the traditional sweemeats.
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Our photographer Susantha Wijegunasekera captured this magnificent
picture of a lone hawk eagle waiting for its prey at a spot in Amparai
close to the Kumana bird sanctuary.
The White Breasted Eagle can reach in size from 60 to 90 cm. long and
their wingspan of around 180 cm. White Breasted Eagles are heavy with
big feet for grabbing prey such as fish, rodents, birds, snakes, monkeys
and rabbits. They can be very fat, tall, and sometimes even skinny.
White Breasted Eagles are brown, grey, black, and a white neck, head and
breasts. They have great eyesight and they hunt while up in the sky or
on a perch. They will swoop down very fast to kill their prey with their
They will sometimes steal other birds for their prey. The female will
lay one to three eggs. Both parents and the female will warm the egg or
eggs, and also feed the baby. They will drink from rivers, dams, swamps,
creeks, and other places which have water.
White Breasted Eagles come from the hawk family. They have heavy
hooked bills with sharp strong claws which we call talons.