ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online) DOI:10.47605/tapro.v3i1.46
Submitted date: 24 May 2011
Published date: 30 July 2011
Pp. 49.Letter to Editor : RESPONSE TO WARAKAGODA AND
S.W. Kotagama*, Rex I. De Silva, A.S. Wijayasinha & V. Abeygunawardana
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We respond to the article by Deepal Warakagoda and Udaya Sirivardana entitled “The Avifauna of Sri Lanka: An Overview of the Current Status” (2009). In an appendix to this article the writers make several critical comments on the “Avifaunal List of Sri Lanka”, authored by us. Warakagoda and Sirivardana contend that many species are included in our publication “Which had not been accepted by the CBCRRC [Ceylon Bird Club Records and Rarities Committee], and reports whose contents fall short of the level of authenticity required by a standard rarities committee”. It goes on to say that “A clearly inadequate criterion is used for accepting sight records of rare migrants”.