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. Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle  Hieraaetus kienerii           
  48. Crested Hawk-Eagle  Spizaetus cirrhatus
  49. Mountain Hawk-Eagle  Nisaetus kelaarti           
  50. Osprey  Pandion haliaetus
  51. Common Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
  52. Shaheen Falcon  Falco peregrinus pregrinator
  53. Indian Grey Partridge  Francolinus pondicerianus
  54. Ceylon Junglefowl  Gallus lafayetii *
  55. Indian Peafowl  Pavo cristatus
  56. Bustard-Quail  Turnix suscitator  
  57. Banded Crake  Rallina eurizonoides
  58. Blue-breasted Banded Rail  Rallus striatus
  59. White-breasted Waterhen  Amaurornis phoenicurus
  60. Ruddy Crake  Porzana fusca         
  61. Purple Coot  Porphyrio [porphyrio] poliocephalus
  62. Common Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
  63. Common Coot  Fulica atra 
  64. Pheasant-tailed Jacana  Hydrophasianus chirurgus
  65. Painted Snipe  Rostratula benghalensis
  66. Asiatic Golden Plover  Pluvialis fulva
  67. Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius jerdoni
  68. Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrines seebhomi
  69. Lesser Sand Plover  Charadrius mongolus
  70. Yellow-wattled Lapwing  Vanellus malabaricus
  71. Red-wattled Lapwing  Vanellus indicus
  72. Pintail Snipe  Gallinago stenura
  73. Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosa         
  74. Common Redshank Tringa totanus         
  75. Common Greenshank  Tringa nebularia
  76. Marsh Sandpiper  Tringa stagnatilis
  77. Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
  78. Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareola
  79. Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos
  80. Little Stint  Calidris minuta
  81. Temminck's Stint  Calidris temminckii    
  82. Curlew Sandpiper  Calidris ferruginea
  83. Ruff Philomachus pugnax   
  84. Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus      
  85. Indian Stone Curlew  Burhinus indicus
  86. Great Stone Plover  Esacus recurvirostris
  87. Brown-headed Gull  Larus brunnicephalus
  88. Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
  89. Large Crested Tern  Thalasseus bergii
  90. Gull-billed Tern  Gelochelidon nilotica
  91. Caspian Tern  Hydroprogne caspia           
  92. Little Tern  Sterna albifrons
  93. Whiskered Tern  Chlidonias hybrid
  94. White-winged Black Tern  Chlidonias leucopterus
  95. Spotted Dove  Streptopelia chinensis
  96. Collared Dove  Streptopelia decaocto
  97. Emerald Dove  Chalcophaps indica
  98. Orange-breasted Green Pigeon  Treron bicincta
  99. Pompadour Green Pigeon  Treron pompadora *
  100. Green Imperial Pigeon  Ducula aenea
  101. Ceylon Lorikeet  Loriculus beryllinus *
  102. Rose-ringed Parakeet  Psittacula krameri
  103. Common Coucal  Centropus [sinensis] parroti
  104. Blue-faced Malkoha  Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
  105. Red-winged Crested Cuckoo  Clamator coromandus
  106. Pied Crested Cuckoo  Clamator jacobinus
  107. Indian Koel  Eudynamys scolopaceus
  108. Indian Plaintive Cuckoo  Cacomantis passerines
  109. Drongo-Cuckoo  Surniculus [lugubris] dicruroides
  110. Indian Cuckoo  Cuculus micropterus
  111. Common Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus          
  112. Barn Owl  Tyto alba            
  113. Collared Scops Owl  Otus bakkamoena
  114. Forest Eagle-Owl  Bubo nipalensis
  115. Brown Fish Owl  Ketupa zeylonensis
  116. Brown Wood Owl  Strix leptogrammica
  117. Brown Hawk-Owl  Ninox scutulata          
  118. Ceylon Frogmouth  Batrachostomus moniliger
  119. Long-tailed Nightjar  Caprimulgus atripennis
  120. Indian Nightjar  Caprimulgus asiaticus    
  121. Palm Swift  Cypsiurus balasiensis
  122. House Swift  Apus affinis
  123. Crested Tree Swift  Hemiprocne coronate
  124. Ceylon TrogonHarpactes fasciatus
  125. Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis
  126. Indian Three-toed Kingfisher  Ceyx erithaca
  127. Stork-billed Kingfisher  Pelargopsis capensis
  128. White-breasted Kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis
  129. Pied Kingfisher  Ceryle rudis         
  130. Little Green Bee-eater  Merops orientalis           
  131. Blue-tailed Bee-eater  Merops philippinus
  132. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater  Merops leschenaultia
  133. Indian Roller  Coracias benghalensis
  134. Hoopoe  Upupa epops          
  135. Ceylon Grey Hornbill  Ocyceros gingalensis *
  136. Malabar Pied Hornbill  Anthracoceros coronatus
  137. Brown-headed Barbet  Megalaima zeylanica
  138. Ceylon Small Barbet  Megalaima rubricapillus *
  139. Crimson-breasted Barbet  Megalaima haemacephala
  140. Pygmy Woodpecker  Dendrocopos nanus           
  141. Rufous Woodpecker  Micropternus brachyurus
  142. Golden-backed Woodpecker Dinopium benghalense  jaffnensis   
  143. Red-backed Woodpecker Dinopium benghalense psarodes *
  144. Crimson-backed Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes stricklandi *
  145. Black-backed Yellow Woodpecker  Chrysocolaptes festivus      
  146. Indian Pitta  Pitta brachyura        
  147. Jerdon’s Bushlark  Mirafra affinis
  148. Indian Skylark  Alauda gulgula
  149. Common Swallow  Hirundo rustica          
  150. Ceylon Swallow  Hirundo hyperythra *
  151. Forest Wagtail  Dendronanthus indicus
  152. White Wagtail  Motacilla alba
  153. Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
  154. Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea
  155. Indian Pipit  Anthus rufulus
  156. Blyth's Pipit  Anthus godlewskii    
  157. Large Cuckoo-Shrike  Coracina macei
  158. Black-headed Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina melanoptera
  159. Small Minivet  Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
  160. Orange Minivet  Pericrocotus flammeus
  161. Pied Flycatcher-Shrike  Hemipus picatus           
  162. Ceylon Wood Shrike  Tephrodornis affinis *
  163. Indian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi paradise /  Ceylon Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis
  164. Black-naped Monarch  Hypothymis azurea
  165. White-browed Fantail  Rhipidura aureola                                  
  166. Black-capped Bulbul  Pycnonotus melanicterus *         
  167. Red-vented Bulbul  Pycnonotus cafer
  168. White-browed Bulbul  Pycnonotus luteolus
  169. Common Iora  Aegithina tiphia
  170. Jerdon's Chloropsis  Chloropsis jerdoni
  171. Gold-fronted Chloropsis Chloropsis aurifrons
  172. Brown Shrike  Lanius cristatus cristatus
  173. Philippine Shrike Lanius cristatus lucionensis
  174. Rufous-rumped Shrike  Lanius schach               
  175. Orange-headed Ground Thrush  Zoothera citrine
  176. Brown Flycatcher  Muscicapa dauurica
  177. Layard’s Flycatcher  Muscicapa muttui
  178. Blue-throated Flycatcher  Cyornis rubeculoides
  179. Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher  Cyornis tickelliae
  180. Indian Blue Chat  Luscinia brunnea         
  181. Magpie-Robin  Copsychus saularis
  182. White-rumped Shama  Copsychus malabaricus
  183. Black Robin  Saxicoloides fulicatus
  184. Brown-capped Babbler  Pellorneum fuscocapillus *     
  185. White-throated Babbler  Dumetia hyperythra  
  186. Black-fronted Babbler  Rhopocichla atriceps
  187. Yellow-eyed Babbler  Chrysomma sinense
  188. Southern Common  Babbler  Turdoides affinis
  189. Streaked Fantail Warbler  Cisticola juncidis
  190. White-browed Prinia  Prinia inornata
  191. Ashy Prinia  Prinia socialis 
  192. Large Prinia  Prinia sylvatica
  193. Common Tailorbird  Orthotomus sutorius
  194. Blyth’s Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus dumetorum
  195. Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus[stentoreus] brunnescens
  196. Green Leaf Warbler  Phylloscopus nitidus
  197. Large-billed Leaf Warbler  Phylloscopus magnirostris
  198. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch  Sitta frontalis
  199. Thick-billed Flowerpecker  Dicaeum agile
  200. Tickell’s Flowerpecker  Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
  201. Purple-rumped Sunbird  Leptocoma zeylonica
  202. Purple Sunbird  Cynnyris asiaticus          
  203. Loten’s Sunbird  Cynnyris lotenius
  204. Small White-eye  Zosterops palpebrosus
  205. White-throated Munia  Euodice malabarica                  
  206. White-rumped Munia  Lonchura striata
  207. Spotted Munia  Lonchura punctulata
  208. Black-headed Munia  Lonchura malacca           
  209. House Sparrow  Passer domesticus
  210. Striated Weaver  Ploceus manyar
  211. Baya Weaver  Ploceus philippinus
  212. Brahminy Myna  Temenuchus pagodarum
  213. Rosy Starling  Sturnus roseus
  214. Common Myna  Acridotheres tristis         
  215. Indian Golden Oriole  Oriolus kundoo
  216. Black-headed Oriole  Oriolus xanthornus          
  217. Black Drongo  Dicrurus macrocercus
  218. Grey Drongo  Dicrurus leucophaeus
  219. White-bellied Drongo  Dicrurus caerulescens insularis
  220. Racket-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus paradiseus        
  221. Ashy Swallow-Shrike  Artamus fuscus    
  222. Jungle Crow  Corvus [macrorhyncos] culminates
  223. House Crow  Corvus splendens