This bird is a Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), so named because it follows cattle around. In Sinhala, it’s called a Gava-Koka. S/he was standing on a cow in this picture, but happily, stood there long enough that I could get a decent close up. Thank you, dear gava-koka. 🙂
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