Birds Observed at Wilpattu National Park Photo Gallery

( Common names as per the country list of Ceylon Bird Club www.ceylonbirdclub.org )

* Endemic

  1. Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
  2. Spotted-billed Pelican  Pelecanus philippensis
  3. Little Cormorant  Phalacrocorax niger    
  4. Indian Shag  Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
  5. Great Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo
  6. Indian Darter  Anhinga melanogaster
  7. Little Egret  Egretta garzetta        
  8. Large Egret  Egretta alba
  9. Median Egret  Egretta intermedia
  10. Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
  11. Purple Heron  Ardea purpurea     
  12. Cattle Egret  Bubulcus coromandus
  13. Indian Pond Heron  Ardeola grayii
  14. Little Green Heron  Butorides striatus
  15. Night Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax
  16. Malay Bittern Gorsachius melanolophus
  17. Yellow Bittern  Ixobrychus sinensis          
  18. Chestnut Bittern  Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
  19. Black Bittern  Dupetor flavicollis  
  20. Painted Stork  Mycteria leucocephala
  21. Openbill  Anastomus oscitans        
  22. White-necked Stork  Ciconia episcopus
  23. Lesser Adjutant  Leptoptilos javanicus
  24. Glossy Ibis  Plegadis falcinellus
  25. White Ibis  Threskiornis melanocephalus
  26. Spoonbill  Platalea leucorodia       
  27. Lesser Whistling Teal  Dendrocygna javanica
  28. Comb Duck  Sarkidiornis melanotos         
  29. Cotton Teal  Nettapus coromandelianus
  30. Shoveller  Anas clypeata
  31. Pintail Anas acuta              
  32. Garganey  Anas querquedula
  33. Common Teal  Anas crecca                        
  34. Crested Honey Buzzard  Pernis ptilorhynchus
  35. Black-winged Kite  Elanus caeruleus
  36. Black Kite  Milvus migrans
  37. Brahminy Kite  Haliaster indus
  38. White-bellied Sea Eagle  Haliaeetus leucogaster
  39. Grey-headed Fishing Eagle  Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus
  40. Crested Serpent Eagle  Spilornis cheela
  41. Pallid Harrier  Circus macrourus
  42. Shikra  Accipiter badius
  43. Besra Sparrowhawk  Accipiter virgatus
  44. Black Eagle  Ictinaetus malayensis
  45. Himalayan Buzzard  Buteo burmanicus                                
  46. Booted Eagle  Hieraaetus pennatus
  47. Crested Hawk-Eagle  Spizaetus cirrhatus
  48. Osprey  Pandion haliaetus
  49. Common Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
  50. Shaheen Falcon  Falco peregrinus pregrinator
  51. Indian Grey Partridge  Francolinus pondicerianus
  52. Ceylon Junglefowl  Gallus lafayetii *
  53. Indian Peafowl  Pavo cristatus
  54. Bustard-Quail  Turnix suscitator  
  55. Banded Crake  Rallina eurizonoides
  56. Blue-breasted Banded Rail  Rallus striatus
  57. White-breasted Waterhen  Amaurornis phoenicurus
  58. Ruddy Crake  Porzana fusca         
  59. Purple Coot  Porphyrio [porphyrio] poliocephalus
  60. Common Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
  61. Common Coot  Fulica atra 
  62. Pheasant-tailed Jacana  Hydrophasianus chirurgus
  63. Painted Snipe  Rostratula benghalensis
  64. Asiatic Golden Plover  Pluvialis fulva
  65. Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius jerdoni
  66. Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrines seebhomi
  67. Lesser Sand Plover  Charadrius mongolus
  68. Yellow-wattled Lapwing  Vanellus malabaricus
  69. Red-wattled Lapwing  Vanellus indicus
  70. Pintail Snipe  Gallinago stenura
  71. Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosa         
  72. Common Redshank Tringa totanus         
  73. Common Greenshank  Tringa nebularia
  74. Marsh Sandpiper  Tringa stagnatilis
  75. Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
  76. Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareola
  77. Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos
  78. Little Stint  Calidris minuta
  79. Temminck's Stint  Calidris temminckii    
  80. Curlew Sandpiper  Calidris ferruginea
  81. Ruff Philomachus pugnax   
  82. Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus      
  83. Indian Stone Curlew  Burhinus indicus
  84. Great Stone Plover  Esacus recurvirostris
  85. Brown-headed Gull  Larus brunnicephalus
  86. Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
  87. Large Crested Tern  Thalasseus bergii
  88. Gull-billed Tern  Gelochelidon nilotica
  89. Caspian Tern  Hydroprogne caspia           
  90. Little Tern  Sterna albifrons
  91. Whiskered Tern  Chlidonias hybrid
  92. White-winged Black Tern  Chlidonias leucopterus
  93. Spotted Dove  Streptopelia chinensis
  94. Collared Dove  Streptopelia decaocto
  95. Emerald Dove  Chalcophaps indica
  96. Orange-breasted Green Pigeon  Treron bicincta
  97. Pompadour Green Pigeon  Treron pompadora *
  98. Green Imperial Pigeon  Ducula aenea
  99. Ceylon Lorikeet  Loriculus beryllinus *
  100. Rose-ringed Parakeet  Psittacula krameri
  101. Common Coucal  Centropus [sinensis] parroti
  102. Blue-faced Malkoha  Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
  103. Red-winged Crested Cuckoo  Clamator coromandus
  104. Pied Crested Cuckoo  Clamator jacobinus
  105. Indian Koel  Eudynamys scolopaceus
  106. Indian Plaintive Cuckoo  Cacomantis passerines
  107. Drongo-Cuckoo  Surniculus [lugubris] dicruroides
  108. Indian Cuckoo  Cuculus micropterus
  109. Common Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus          
  110. Barn Owl  Tyto alba            
  111. Collared Scops Owl  Otus bakkamoena
  112. Forest Eagle-Owl  Bubo nipalensis
  113. Brown Fish Owl  Ketupa zeylonensis
  114. Brown Wood Owl  Strix leptogrammica
  115. Brown Hawk-Owl  Ninox scutulata          
  116. Ceylon Frogmouth  Batrachostomus moniliger
  117. Long-tailed Nightjar  Caprimulgus atripennis
  118. Indian Nightjar  Caprimulgus asiaticus    
  119. Palm Swift  Cypsiurus balasiensis
  120. House Swift  Apus affinis
  121. Crested Tree Swift  Hemiprocne coronate
  122. Ceylon TrogonHarpactes fasciatus
  123. Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis
  124. Indian Three-toed Kingfisher  Ceyx erithaca
  125. Stork-billed Kingfisher  Pelargopsis capensis
  126. White-breasted Kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis
  127. Pied Kingfisher  Ceryle rudis         
  128. Little Green Bee-eater  Merops orientalis           
  129. Blue-tailed Bee-eater  Merops philippinus
  130. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater  Merops leschenaultia
  131. Indian Roller  Coracias benghalensis
  132. Hoopoe  Upupa epops          
  133. Ceylon Grey Hornbill  Ocyceros gingalensis *
  134. Malabar Pied Hornbill  Anthracoceros coronatus
  135. Brown-headed Barbet  Megalaima zeylanica
  136. Ceylon Small Barbet  Megalaima rubricapillus *
  137. Crimson-breasted Barbet  Megalaima haemacephala
  138. Pygmy Woodpecker  Dendrocopos nanus           
  139. Rufous Woodpecker  Micropternus brachyurus
  140. Golden-backed Woodpecker Dinopium benghalense  jaffnensis   
  141. Red-backed Woodpecker Dinopium benghalense psarodes *
  142. Crimson-backed Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes stricklandi *
  143. Black-backed Yellow Woodpecker  Chrysocolaptes festivus      
  144. Indian Pitta  Pitta brachyura        
  145. Jerdon’s Bushlark  Mirafra affinis
  146. Indian Skylark  Alauda gulgula
  147. Common Swallow  Hirundo rustica          
  148. Ceylon Swallow  Hirundo hyperythra *
  149. Forest Wagtail  Dendronanthus indicus
  150. White Wagtail  Motacilla alba
  151. Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
  152. Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea
  153. Indian Pipit  Anthus rufulus
  154. Large Cuckoo-Shrike  Coracina macei
  155. Black-headed Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina melanoptera
  156. Small Minivet  Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
  157. Orange Minivet  Pericrocotus flammeus
  158. Pied Flycatcher-Shrike  Hemipus picatus           
  159. Ceylon Wood Shrike  Tephrodornis affinis *
  160. Indian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi paradise /  Ceylon Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis
  161. Black-naped Monarch  Hypothymis azurea
  162. White-browed Fantail  Rhipidura aureola                                  
  163. Black-capped Bulbul  Pycnonotus melanicterus *         
  164. Red-vented Bulbul  Pycnonotus cafer
  165. White-browed Bulbul  Pycnonotus luteolus
  166. Common Iora  Aegithina tiphia
  167. Jerdon's Chloropsis  Chloropsis jerdoni
  168. Gold-fronted Chloropsis Chloropsis aurifrons
  169. Brown Shrike  Lanius cristatus cristatus
  170. Philippine Shrike Lanius cristatus lucionensis
  171. Rufous-rumped Shrike  Lanius schach               
  172. Orange-headed Ground Thrush  Zoothera citrine
  173. Brown Flycatcher  Muscicapa dauurica
  174. Layard’s Flycatcher  Muscicapa muttui
  175. Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher  Cyornis tickelliae
  176. Indian Blue Chat  Luscinia brunnea         
  177. Magpie-Robin  Copsychus saularis
  178. White-rumped Shama  Copsychus malabaricus
  179. Black Robin  Saxicoloides fulicatus
  180. Brown-capped Babbler  Pellorneum fuscocapillus *     
  181. White-throated Babbler  Dumetia hyperythra  
  182. Black-fronted Babbler  Rhopocichla atriceps
  183. Yellow-eyed Babbler  Chrysomma sinense
  184. Southern Common  Babbler  Turdoides affinis
  185. Streaked Fantail Warbler  Cisticola juncidis
  186. White-browed Prinia  Prinia inornata
  187. Ashy Prinia  Prinia socialis 
  188. Large Prinia  Prinia sylvatica
  189. Common Tailorbird  Orthotomus sutorius
  190. Blyth’s Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus dumetorum
  191. Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus[stentoreus] brunnescens
  192. Green Leaf Warbler  Phylloscopus nitidus
  193. Large-billed Leaf Warbler  Phylloscopus magnirostris
  194. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch  Sitta frontalis
  195. Thick-billed Flowerpecker  Dicaeum agile
  196. Tickell’s Flowerpecker  Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
  197. Purple-rumped Sunbird  Leptocoma zeylonica
  198. Purple Sunbird  Cynnyris asiaticus          
  199. Loten’s Sunbird  Cynnyris lotenius
  200. Small White-eye  Zosterops palpebrosus
  201. White-throated Munia  Euodice malabarica                  
  202. White-rumped Munia  Lonchura striata
  203. Spotted Munia  Lonchura punctulata
  204. Black-headed Munia  Lonchura malacca           
  205. Black-headed Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina melanoptera
  206. House Sparrow  Passer domesticus
  207. Striated Weaver  Ploceus manyar
  208. Baya Weaver  Ploceus philippinus
  209. Brahminy Myna  Temenuchus pagodarum
  210. Rosy Starling  Sturnus roseus
  211. Common Myna  Acridotheres tristis         
  212. Indian Golden Oriole  Oriolus kundoo
  213. Black-headed Oriole  Oriolus xanthornus          
  214. Black Drongo  Dicrurus macrocercus
  215. Grey Drongo  Dicrurus leucophaeus
  216. White-bellied Drongo  Dicrurus caerulescens insularis
  217. Racket-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus paradiseus        
  218. Ashy Swallow-Shrike  Artamus fuscus    
  219. Jungle Crow  Corvus [macrorhyncos] culminates
  220. House Crow  Corvus splendens