- Birds of Sri Lanka -

Sri Lanka has 233 resident species of which 26 are recognised as endemic birds.

The Best locations for Bird watching -

 

  • Colombo District -  Bellanwila Attidiya Sanctuary, Thalahena Tank, Madiwela marshi land,

 

  • Gampaha District - Muthurajawela Marshi land,

 

  • Galle District - Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Madu Ganga,

 

  • Hambantota District - Bundala Park, Kalametiya Lagoon,

 

  •  Rekawa Lagoon, Embilikala Lagoon, Yala Park

 

  • Polonnaruwa District - Minneriya Park, Kaudulla Park,

 

  • Puttlam District - Wilpattu Park, Thabbowa Tank,

 

  • Ratnapura District - Sinharaja Rain Forest, Udawalawe Park,

Ceylon Junglefowl   (Gallus lafayetti)

Kingfisher

Parakeet

 

Darter - Snake Bird

Brown Headed Barbet

Painted Stork

Ceylon Spotted Dove

Indian Peacock

Parakeet

 

 

Painted Stork

Brown Flycatcher

Southern Magpie Robin

Parakeet

Woodpecker

Brown Headed Barbet

Indian Golden Oriole

Ceylon Orange Breasted Green Pigeon

Bat

Painted Stork

N0. English Name Scientific Name Found in Sinhala Name Size
01 Ashy Headed Babbler Garrulax cinereifrons Sinharaja Forest Lanka Alu Demalichchaa 25 cm
02 Brown Capped Babbler Pelloreneum fusiocapillum Lanka Boranga Demalichcha 15cm
03 Black Throated Munia Lonchura kelaarti Gela Kalu Vee Kurulla 10 cm
04 Ceylon Junglefowl Gallus lafayetti Wet & Dry Zone, Hill Country Walikukula M- 70cm,
F 35cm
05 Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemasephala Ratlaya Kottoruwa 15cm
06 Green Billed Coucal Centropus chlorobyncbus Sinharaja Forest Bata Eti Kukula 43cm
07 Rad Faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus Wet & Dry Zones Wata Rathu Malkoha 45cm
08 Sri Lankan Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata Lankan Haban Kukula 33cm
09 SL Wood Pigeon Colomba torrigtoni Lanka Malai Goya 35cm
10 SL Hanging Parrot Loriculus beryllinus Lanka Gira Matha 14cm
11 SL Layard's Parakeet Psittacula calthropae Lanka Alu Girawa 30cm
12 SL Chestnut Backed Owlet Glaicidium castononolus Lanka Pita Thambala Wana Bassa 20cm
13 SL Grey Hornbill Ocyceros gingalensis Sinharaja Forest & Wet Zone Lanka Alu Kedatta 59cm
14 SL Yellow Fronted Barbet Megalaima flavifrons Ran Muhunath Kottoruwa 22cm
15 SL Yellow Eared Bull Bull Pycnonotus penicillatus Lanka Kaha Kan Kondaya 20cm
16 SL Whistling Trush Myophomus blighi Lanka Uruwan Thirasiya 20cm
17 SL Spot Winged Trush Zoothera spiloptera Lanka Tit Piya Thirsiya 21cm
18 Sl Mayna Gracula ptilogenys Sinharaja Rain Forest, Kandy Ceylon Hill Myna 25cm
19 Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata Sinharaja Rain Forest Kehibella 43cm
20 SL White Eye Zosterops ceylonensis Ceylon Hill White Eye
21 Legge's Flowerpecker Dicaeum vincens
22 Ashy Headed Laughing Thrush Garrulax cinereifrons
23 Orange Billed Babbler Turdoides rufescens Ceylon Rufous Babbler
24 Dull Blu Flycather Eumiyas sordida Dusky Blue Flycatcher
25 Sl Bush Warbler Bradypterus palliseri Ceylon Wrabler
26 Black Crested Bulbull Pycnonotus melanicterus Blacked Caped Bulbull

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