Rex  I. De Silva – A Bibliography

1968    Ceylon in Worldwide Skin-divers’ Guide. Florida. Erving Publications.

1969    (With R. Jonklaas). Seabed Safari to the Great Basses. Times of Ceylon Annual.

1975    Observations of Lunar Occultations from Colombo (1974). Equatorial 3(5).

1977    A guide to some sharks of Sri Lanka. Loris 14(4).

1978a  A short note on three new records of sharks from the coastal waters of Sri Lanka. Ibid. 14(5).

1978b   Some Skates And Rays of Sri Lanka. Ibid. 14(5).

1978c   The Octopus. Ibid. 14(6).

1979   A new addition to the seabirds of Sri Lanka Anous tenuirostris worcesteri. Ibid. 15(1).

1980a   Patterns and colouration in fishes. Bull. of the Sri Lanka Natural History Society. 3(1).

1980b   Binoculars and telescopes for ornithologists. Loris 15(3).

1980c   Dr. Salim Ali inaugurates the National Bird-ringing Programme. Ibid. 15(4).

1982   Observations on the annual mass migration of Brown-winged Terns (Sterna anaethetus) off the coast of Colombo. Ibid. 15(4).

1985   A short note on the second record of a Red-footed Booby Sula sula rubripes from Sri Lanka. Ibid. 17(2).

1986a   [How to observe Halley’s Comet.] Sinhala translation by N. Gunawardana. Kalpana. 5(4).

1986b   Unusual Roosting behavior in Purple Coot Porphyrio porphyrio poliocephalus. Loris. 17(3).

1986c   A Natural History of the sharks of Sri Lanka. Ibid. 17(4).

1986d   A short note on the Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus. Ibid. 17(4).

1987    Observations on the annual mass-migration of Bridled Terns Sterna anaethetus off the coast of Colombo. Ibis 129(1).

1988    The Sharks of Sri Lanka: a key to the different species and a preliminary checklist. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biol. Sci.) 17 & 18.

 1989a   Observing the Moon in Destination Moon. Colombo. Royal College Astronomical Society Publication.

1989b   Seabird Notes from Sri Lanka. Sea Swallow 38.

1989c   Observations on the mass-migration of Bridled Terns Sterna anaethetus (AVES: LARIIDAE) off Sri Lanka 1982-1988. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. (Abstract).

1989d   Identity of Skuas Catharacta in Sri Lanka. Cormorant. 17.

1990a   The Seabirds of Sri Lanka: an annotated checklist. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biol. Sci.) 21.

1990b   (With D.M. Simpson) Seabirds observed around Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sea Swallow 39.

1991a   Status and Conservation of the breeding seabirds of Sri Lanka in J.P. Croxall (ed.) Seabird Status and Conservation: A Supplement. ICBP Technical Publication 11. London. International Council for Bird Preservation.

1991b   [A Natural History of the sharks of Sri Lanka]. Sinhala translation by P.T.G. Perera and J. Kuruppu. Warana 5(4).

1991c   Avifaunal survey of Muthurajawela Wetland and Negombo Lagoon. Colombo. Greater Colombo Economic Commission. (Unpublished Report).

1991d   (With S. Jakobsson). Observations on wintering shorebirds in the Mundel Lake region of Western Sri Lanka: a case for conservation and future research. Stockholm. Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation (SAREC). (Unpublished Report).

1991e   Avifaunal survey in Negombo Lagoon. Sandy Oriental Bird Club. (Unpublished Report).

1991f   A new specimen of Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi from Sri Lanka. Marine Ornithology. 19(2).

1992a   High Tide at Negombo Lagoon. Sandy. Bulletin of the Oriental Bird Club 15.

1992b   First sight record of a Black Noddy Anous minutus from Sri Lanka. Loris 19(5).

1992c   First record of Nordmann’s Greenshank Tringa guttifer from Sri Lanka. Ibid. 19(6).

1992d   (With E. Perera, L. Perera & K. Samarasinghe). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger in Sri Lanka. Ibid. 19(6).   1993a

1993a   Seabirds and Shorebirds in the Ruhunu (Yala) National Park in H. Jayawardane (ed.). A guide to the Ruhunu National Park. Colombo. Fauna International Trust.

1993b   The Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias in Sri Lanka. Loris 20(1).

1993c   (With L. Perera). The Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus: a first record for Sri Lanka . Ibid. 20(2).

1993d   Optical instruments for ornithologists. Ibid. 20(2).

1993e   (With E. Perera, L. Perera & K. Samarasinghe). First record of a Black Tern Chlidonias niger from Sri Lanka. Forktail 9.

1993f   (With L. Perera). The Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus: a new species for Sri Lanka. Ibid. 9.

1994a   (With L. Perera). Shearwater migration off the coast of Sri Lanka. Loris 20(3).

1994b   Identity of the home ranges of Brown Skuas Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi (AVES: STERCORARIDAE) collected in the northern Indian Ocean. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biol. Sci.) 23(1).

1995a   A note on the Brown Booby Sula leucogaster plotus in Sri Lanka. Loris 20(4).

1995b   A history of the Sharks of Sri Lanka. in G. P. S. H. de Silva & C. Uragoda (eds.) Sesquicentennial Commemorative Volume of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL). Colombo. RASSL.

1995c   (With S. Jakobsson). Mundel Lake (Sri Lanka): an important habitat for migratory shorebirds. Colombo. Wildlife & Nature Protection Society.

1995d   Mass-migration of Bridled Terns (Sterna anaethetus AVES: LARIIDAE) off Sri Lanka 1981-1994. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. (Abstract).

1996a   The Australian Stilt in Sri Lanka. Malkoha (new series) 3(1).

1996b   A supplementary note on the Australasian Stilt (Himantopus h. leucocephalus) in Sri Lanka. Ibid. 3(2).

1996c   (With S. Jakobsson). Waterbird survey in the Bundala National Park (Sri Lanka). Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Research for the Management of Coastal Resources in the Tropics. Colombo. National Aquatic Resources Agency (NARA) & Natural Resources, Energy and Science Authority of Sri Lanka (NARESA). (Abstract).                                   

1996d   The Rufous-necked Stint in Sri Lanka. Malkoha 3(2).

1996e   Mass-migration of Sterna anaethetus off Sri Lanka 1981-94. Proceedings of the Pan Asian Ornithological Congress and XII Birdlife Asia Conference. Coimbatore. Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology. (Abstract).

1996f   Waterbird survey in Bundala National Park (Sri Lanka). Ibid. (Abstract).

1997a   Some random notes on Bundala: a National Park under stress. Loris 21(3).

1997b   (With A. Kirtisinghe & D. Perera). The “Flamingo Mounds” of Bundala. Ibid. 21(4).

1997c   Binoculars and telescopes for ornithologists: a supplement. Ibid. 21(4).

1998    The Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris – after 20 years. Ibid. 21(6).

1999a   Tape Lures – A new threat to our birds? Ibid. 22(1).

1999b   Book Review. A field guide to the birds of Sri Lanka. Ibid. 22(1).

1999c   Waterbird study in Malala Lewaya (Sri Lanka). Ibid. 22(2).

2000a   Australian Stilts – a reply. Malkoha. Oct. – Dec. 2000.

2000b   An Australian Wader Himantopus h. leucocephalus in Sri Lanka. Loris 22(3).

2000c   A further note on the Australian Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus in Sri Lanka. Ibid. 22(4).

2000d   Notes on a possible mass-migration of marine species off the West Co[a]st of Sri Lanka. Ibid. 22(4).

2000e   A survey of  recent seabird studies from Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Second Pan Asian Ornithological Congress. Colombo. Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka. (Abstract).

2000f   Australian Birds in Sri Lanka and the Indian Sub-continent. Ibid. (Abstract).

2001a   (With S. Jakobsson) Waterbirds of Bundala National Park. Sri Lanka Nature 3(2).

2001b   Lesser-known seabirds of Sri Lanka – Part 1. Malkoha, April-June.

2001c   Lesser-known seabirds of Sri Lanka – Part 2. Ibid. July-September.

2001d   Seabird studies off the West Coast 1981-2001. Loris 22(5).

2001e   The Rufous-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis) in Sri Lanka. Ibid. 22(5).

2002a   A note on neck feathering in Stilts. Ibid. 23(1&2).

2002b   (With F.P. Amarasinghe, Y. Matsuno, S.C. Priyankarage, C.N.B. Bambaradeniya and A. Mallawathanthri). Impact of Irrigation water quality on Fish and Avifauna of three lagoons in southern Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Asian Wetland Symposium. Malaysia 27-30 August 2001. 

2002c   Book Review. Guide to Bundala. Loris 23(1&2).

2003a   The mass migration of Bridled Terns (Sterna anaethetus) off the Coast of Sri Lanka 1981-1994. Ibid. 23(3&4).

2003b   An unusual Stilt from Sri Lanka. Ibid. 23 (3&4).

2003c   An underwater miscellany. Ibid. 23(3&4).

2003d   Solar Photospheric Activity as observed in white light from Sri Lanka in 2002. Proceedings of the 59th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 2003 – Part I. (Abstract).

2004    The Pearl Banks in C.G. Uragoda (ed.) Jungle Journeys in Sri Lanka. Ratmalana. Sarvodaya Vishva Lekha.

2005a   An annotated bibliography of Sri Lanka’s seabirds. Sea Swallow 54.

2005b   The South Polar Skua in Sri Lanka. Loris 24(1&2).

2005c   Images of Sri Lanka’s Marine Life. Ibid. 24(1&2).

2006a   (With S.W. Kotagama, A.S. Wijayasinghe and V. Abeygoonawardane) Avifaunal List of Sri Lanka. in C.N.B. Bambaradeniya (ed.) Fauna of Sri Lanka – status of taxonomy, research and conservation. Colombo. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Sri Lanka and Government of Sri Lanka.

2006b   (With S.W. Kotagama) The taxonomy and status of offshore birds (seabirds) of Sri Lanka. Ibid.

2006c   Taxonomy and status of sharks and rays of Sri Lanka. Ibid.

2006d   (With S.W. Kotgama and C.D. Kaluthota). Taxonomic uncertainty of the new species of Scops Owl from Sri Lanka. Loris 24(3&4).

2006e   [Letter] Parrotfish. Ibid 24(3&4).

2006f   Book Review. SIYOTH journal of the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL). Ibid. 24(3&4).

2006g  What is a Planet? Sky and Telescope.

2007a   Book Review. Sri Lanka: A Wildlife Interlude. Siyoth 2(1).                   

2007b   (With S.W.  Kotagama and C.D.  Kaluthota) Taxonomic Uncertainty of the new Scops-owl from Sri Lanka. Part 2. Loris 24(5 & 6).

2007c   South Polar Skua or Hybrid Skua  Catharacta sp. from Sri Lanka? Siyoth 3.

2008   A tribute to Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Loris 25(1&2)

2009a   Random reminiscences of a diver-naturalist. Loris 25(3).

2009. (With S.W. Kotagama). Status of the White-headed or Australian Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus in Sri Lanka. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 106(1) 98-99.

2009. Book review: Reef Fishes of the Maldives. Loris 25 (4) 47-48.

2009. Diving Legend - Rodney Jonklaas. Ibid. 25 (4) 34-36.

2010. A Fish Story. Ibid. 25 (5) 21.

2010. Selachian Notes from Sri Lanka. Loris 25(6) 47-48.

2011. Comments on Sri Lanka's Avifauna with a note on observing the seabird migration. Sethsamudra.

2011. Observing Oceanic Birds in Sri Lanka. Indian Birds. Indian Birds vol.7 No 3, 58-62.

2012. Does the Ganges Shark Glyphis gangeticus visit Sri Lanka? J. Bombay Nat. Hist Soc. 108(2), 136.

In preparation. An Identification Guide to the Sharks of Sri Lanka.

In preparation. An Identification Guide to the Sharks of Sri lanka.

In preparation. An Illustrated History of Diving in Sri Lanka.


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