Spotted-Winged Thrush

    Spotted-Winged Thrush         The Spot-winged Thrush, Zoothera spiloptera, is an Asian thrush, a group within the large thrush family Turdidae. It is an endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka. This uncommon species breeds in hill rainforests, and to a lesser extent in drier woodlands, at altitudes between 500 and 2000 … Continue reading

Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush

    Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush         The Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, Myophonus blighi, is a whistling thrush in the thrush family Turdidae. It is a resident endemic bird in Sri Lanka. Whistling-thrush appears in a 75c Sri Lankan postal stamp. Identification  This is a small whistling thrush, at only 20cm. Adult … Continue reading

Sri Lanka Blue Magpie

  Sri Lanka Blue Magpie           The Sri Lanka Blue Magpie or Ceylon Magpie (Urocissa ornata) is a member of the Crow family living in the hill forests of Sri Lanka, where it is endemic. In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Kehibella in Sinhala Language. Blue Magpie appears in … Continue reading

Sri Lanka White-eye

  Sri Lanka White-eye             The Sri Lanka White-eye, Zosterops ceylonensis, is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is a resident breeder in forests, gardens and plantations which is endemic to Sri Lanka, mainly in the highlands.In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Sithasiya in Sinhala … Continue reading

White-throated Flowerpecker

    White-throated Flowerpecker         The White-throated Flowerpecker or Legge’s Flowerpecker ( Dicaeum vincens) is a small passerine bird. It is a endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka. This bird appears in a one rupee Sri Lankan postal stamp. In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as  Pilachcha in Sinhala Language. Identification   … Continue reading

Crimson-fronted Barbet

    Crimson-fronted Barbet         Crimson-fronted Barbet or Ceylon Small Barbet or Small Barbet (Megalaima rubricapillus) is an Asian barbet endemic to Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Ran Munath Kottoruwa in Sinhala Language. Identification  This is a small barbet at 15 cm. It is a plump bird with a … Continue reading

Sri Lanka Yellow-Fronted Barbet

    Sri Lanka Yellow-Fronted Barbet       Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons) is an Asian barbet which is an endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a world-wide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. In … Continue reading

Sri Lanka Yellow-Eared Bulbul

    Sri Lanka Yellow-Eared Bulbul           The Yellow-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus penicillatus, is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is an endemic resident breeder in the highlands of Sri Lanka.In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Galu-guduwa or Kaha kondaya in Sinhala Language. Yellow-eared Bulbul appears … Continue reading

Black-crested Bulbul

  Black-crested Bulbul   The Black-crested Bulbul, Pycnonotus melanicterus, is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Hisa Kalu Kondaya in Sinhala Language. Identification  The Black-crested Bulbul is about 19 cm in length, including its relatively long tail. It has olive upperparts and yellow or olive-yellow underparts. … Continue reading

Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill

  Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill       The Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros gingalensis) is a hornbill and a widespread and common endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka. Hornbills are a family of tropical near-passerine birds found in the Old World. The common name for this species Alu kadatta is the vernacular name for the bird … Continue reading

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