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