Birds of Sri Lanka

Birds of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a birds paradise with 435 resident species. There are 26 endemic birds. Most of them are found in the wet zone. The winter migrants come from distant Siberia and western Europe. The reservoirs attract vast number of water birds. The forests attract many other species.  There are many birds sanctuaries across the little island 270 km by 140 km in size.

Kumana is situated in east Coast, Bundala, Kalamatiya are is in the southern coast, Sinharaja Rain Forest, Udawatta Kale, Bellanwila, Muthurajawela, Minneriya, Kitulgala and Minipe are other important Bird watching locations. In additions you can see birds through out the country in pockets of forests, lakes, lagoons and river sides during  your travel.

List of birds of Sri Lanka – Wikipedia

Sri Lanka Birds Blog about Sri Lankan birds

Birds in Sri Lanka – I’m an Amateur Bird watcher. My hobby is to take photos of Birds. So I’m putting some photos which are taken by me in this web site and I hope some of them are helpful for the people who are seeking about Bird Photos and Birds. Most of the Photos are in my web site are taken by me in home garden and my village

A Photographic Guide to Birds of Sri Lanka

Compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide, suitable for any birdwatcher visiting Sri Lanka. The book features descriptions of 252 species, thumbnail silhouettes for ease of use, up-to-date tips and information on bird biology and behaviour.

Sri Lanka National Bird

Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl – Very colorful ground bird, endemic to Sri Lanka is the national bird of Sri Lanka . Distributed commonly in Sri Lanka ‘s jungle and dense scrub through out. Roosts high in trees at nights. Flys up to tree branches when threatened. Nests in hidden, scraped place on the ground or on a pile of vegetation just off the ground. Sinharaja is a very good site to watch

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

The Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka is the first fully comprehensive, modern field guide to this ornithologically fascinating country. All of Sri Lanka’s 426 official avian species are described in the text and depicted in 48 stunning new colour plates painted by Tim Worfolk, one of Britain’s leading bird artists. The text, accessible to both experienced ornithologists and beginners, highlights the important identification features, such as plumage variations, size, calls and songs, range, distribution, and status, for every species. The plates illustrate the various plumage variations for each bird, and show the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. An introduction to the guide describes briefly some of the best sites for watching Sri Lanka’s abundant avifauna, and provides useful contact addresses for the prospective traveller. This will be an essential purchase for all birdwatchers travelling to the region; the beautiful plates and clearly-written text will also make it a must-have for anyone who loves birds, and Sri Lankan birds in particula

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