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

Sri Lanka Green Billed Coucal

    Sri Lanka Green Billed Coucal            The Green-billed Coucal, Centropus chlororhynchus, is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, and the Hoatzin. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. The Green-billed Coucal is a rare and shy species of the … Continue reading

Red-faced Malkoha

     Sri Lanka Red-Faced Malkoha          The Red-faced Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus, is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. This Malkoha species is endemic to Sri Lanka. The common name for this species Malkoha is the vernacular name for the bird in Sinhala Language. ‘Mal-Koha’ translates to ‘flower-cuckoo’. … Continue reading

Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot

  Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot            The Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot (Loriculus beryllinus) is a small parrot which is a resident endemic breeder in Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Gira Maliththa or Pol Girwa in Sinhala Language. Hanging Parrot appears in a 15c Sri Lankan postal … Continue reading

Sri Lanka Woodpigeon

               Sri Lanka Woodpigeon        The Sri Lanka Woodpigeon (Columba torringtoni) is a pigeon which is an endemic resident breeding bird in the mountains of Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Maila Goya in Sinhala Language. This Wood-pigeon in a 25c Sri Lankan postal stamp. Identification  The Sri Lanka … Continue reading