Birds of Sri Lanka

 

  BIRDS  OF SRI LANKA 

 
 

For sheer concentration of bird life in proportion to land area Sri Lanka has no rival.  There are 426 species on the island’s avifaunal list, 227 are residents of which 27 are endemic species. 

 
 
Feathers of Paradise 
                                  
 There are many kinds of birds living in Sri Lanka. A bird’s world describes the beauty of nature. Some of the birds found in Sri Lanka are of foreign origin. There are many varieties of local birds as well in Sri Lanka. During varying periods in every year foreign birds from many parts of world come to Sri Lanka. How ever the land of Sri Lanka is a paradise of birds. The birds fly up and down in the sky make a beauty of nature.

Sri Lanka is one of the islands which one could enjoy viewing more kinds of birds. The birds of Sri Lanka have significant life style roles in the nature of Sri Lanka. The periods of August and April are a season for the foreign birds that come to Sri Lanka. The birds of Eastern European countries and south Asian countries come to Sri Lanka in the period of August to April. They migrate from freezing land to the sunny land of Sri Lanka. Always the foreign birds stay near in the lagoons in Sri Lanka. There are more kinds of birds that live in many parks in Sri Lanka. The Bundala national Park is considered as one of them.
 
Good birds watching location of Sri Lanka. Bellanvila, Muthurajawela, Sinharaja, Bodhinagala,Kitulgala, Udawatta Kale, Minipe, Minneriya, Dambulla, Ritigala, Yapahuwa, Yala, Kumana, Udawalawe, Kandalama, Sigiriya, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Victoria Park, Horton Plains, Tissamaharama, Kalamatiya
 
Endemic species 
 

 

Sri Lanka Spur fowl
හබන් කුකුළා
Galloperdix bicalcarata

 

Sri Lanka Woodpigeon
මයිලගොයා
Columba torringtoni

 

Sri Lanka Jungle fowl
වලි කුකුළා
Gallus lafayetii

 

Layard’s Parakeet
අළු ගිරවා
Psittacula calthropae

 
Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot
ගිරාමලිත්තා
Loriculus beryllinus

 
Red-faced Malkoha
වත රතු මල්කොහා
Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus

 
Green Billed Coucal
බට ඇටිකුකුළා
Centropus chlororhynchus

 
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill
අළු කෑඳැත්තා
Ocyceros gingalensis

 
Black-crested Bulbul
හිස කළු කොන්ඩයා
Pycnonotus melanicterus

 
Yellow-eared Bulbul
පිත-කන් කොන්ඩයා
Pycnonotus penicillatus

 
Yellow-fronted Barbet
රත්නලල් කොට්ටෝරුවා
Megalaima flavifrons

 
Crimson-fronted Barbet
රන් මූණත් කොට්ටෝරුවා
Megalaima rubricapillus

 
Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush
ලංකා අරංගයා
Myiophoneus blighi

 
Sri Lanka White-eye
ලංකා සිතැසියා
Zosterops ceylonensis

 
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
ලංකා කැහිබෙල්ලා
Urocissa ornata

 
White-throated Flowerpecker
ලංකා පිළච්චා
Dicaeum vincens

 
Spotted-Winged Thrush
තිත්පියා තිරාසිකයා
Zoothera spiloptera

 
Ashy-Headed Laughing-Thrush
අළු දෙමලිච්චා
Garrulax cinereifrons

 
White-faced Starling
හිස සුදු ශාරිකාවා
Sturnus albofrontatus

 
Brown-Capped Babbler
මුදුන් බොර දෙමලිච්චා
Pellorneum fuscocapillus

 
Orange-billed Babbler
රතු දෙමලිච්චා
Turdoides rufescens

 
Sri Lanka Bush Warbler
රස රවියා
Elaphrornis palliseri

 
Dull-blue Flycatcher
අදුරු නිල් මැසිමරා
Eumyias sordida

 
Sri Lanka Myna
ලංකා සැළළිහිණියා
Gracula ptilogenys

 
Black-throated Munia
ගෙල කළු වී කුරුල්ලා
Lonchura kelaarti

 
Chestnut-backed Owlet
පිටතඹල වන බස්සා
Glaucidium castanonotum

 
 
Serendib Scops Owl
Otus thilohoffmanni
   
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