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