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SRI LANKA



In februari 2013 we made a birding trip to Sri Lanka, organised by Bird and Wildlife Team.
Our excellent birdguide Dulan Ranga Vidanapathirana helped us to find many species.
All of the 33 endemics were spotted and we photographed the majority of them.

white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) changeable hawk-eagle(Nisaetus cirrhatus) indian pitta (Pitta brachyura) oriental dwarf kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) tickell's blue flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae) sri lanka blue magpie(Urocissa ornata)
sri lanka junglefowl (m.)(Gallus lafayetii) white-throated kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis scaly-breasted munia  Lonchura punctulata woolly-necked stork  Ciconia episcopus sri lanka green-pigeon  Treron pompadora white-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus)
chestnut-headed bee-eater  Merops leschenaulti golden-fronted leafbird(Chloropsis aurifrons) legge's flowerpecker  Dicaeum vincens sri lanka blue magpie  Urocissa ornata sri lanka grey hornbill  Ocyceros gingalensis brown-capped babbler  Pellorneum fuscocapillus
spotted dove  Spilopelia chinensis crested honey buzzard  Pernis ptilorhynchus white-bellied drongo  Dicrurus caerulescens white-throated kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis asian koel  Eudynamys scolopaceus yellow-billed babbler  Turdoides affinis
brown shrike  Lanius cristatus sri lanka frogmouth  Batrachostomus moniliger sri lanka junglefowl(Gallus lafayetii) yellow-browed bulbul  Acritillas indica orange minivet (f.)  Pericrocotus flammeus brown-breasted flycatcher  Muscipapa muttui
white-throated kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis orange minivet (m.)  Pericrocotus flammeus sri lanka junglefowl (f.)  Gallus lafayetii sri lanka thrush  Zoothera imbricata malabar trogon  Harpactes fasciatus yellow-fronted barbet  Megalaima flavifrons
sri lanka junglefowl (f.)  Gallus lafayetii indian blue robin  Luscinia brunnea dark-fronted babbler  Rhopocichla atriceps ashy-headed laughingthrush  Garrulax cinereifrons sri lanka blue magpie  Urocissa ornata serendib scops-owl  Otus thilohoffmanni
spot-winged thrush  Geokichla spiloptera emerald dove  Chalcophaps indica changeable hawk-eagle  Nisaetus cirrhatus grey-bellied cuckoo  Cacomantis passerinus sri lanka swallow  Cecropis hyperythra brown-headed barbet  Megalaima zeylanica
changeable hawk-eagle(Nisaetus cirrhatus) jerdon's bush lark  Mirafra affinis woolly-necked stork (Ciconia episcopus) changeable hawk-eagle(Nisaetus cirrhatus) bay-backed shrike  Lanius vittatus green bee-eater  Merops orientalis
sri lanka hanging-parrot  Loriculus beryllinus orange-breasted green-pigeon  Treron bicinctus changeable hawk-eagle(Nisaetus cirrhatus) purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) yellow-eyed babbler  Chrysomma sinense baya weaver  Ploceus philippinus
black-naped monarch  Hypothymis azurea malabar pied hornbill  Anthracoceros coronatus tricolored munia  Lonchura malacca black bittern  Dupetor flavicollis crested treeswift (f.)  Hemiprocne coronata green bee-eater  Merops orientalis
orange-breasted green-pigeon  Treron bicinctus indian scops owl  Otus bakkamoena Black-rumped flameback (Dinopium benghalense) asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) great egret  (Ardea alba)
grey-headed fish eagle (Icthyophaga ichthyaetus) white-breasted waterhen   (Amaurornis phoenicurus) small pratincole (Glareola lactica) green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) crested treeswift (m.) (Hemiprocne coronata) blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus)
white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) black-hooded oriole (Oriolus xanthornus) grey-headed fish eagle (Icthyophaga ichthyaetus) brown wood-owl (Strix leptogrammica) white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) yellow-eared bulbul (Pycnonotus penicillatus)
kashmir flycatcher (Ficedula subrabra) indian pitta (Pitta brachyura) sri lanka scimitar babbler (Pomatorhinus melanurus) paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus) oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) orange minivet (m.) (Pericrocotus flammeus)
sri lanka wood pigeon (Columba torringtonii) yellow-eared bulbul(Pycnonotus penicillatus) dull-blue flycatcher (Eumyias sordidus) yellow-eared bulbul(Pycnonotus penicillatus) indian pond heron (Ardeola grayii) sri lanka scimitar babbler (Pomatorhinus melanurus)
grey-headed canary-flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis) common tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) white-breasted waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) orange-headed thrush (Zoothera citrina) white-browed bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus) crimson-fronted barbet (Megalaima rubricapillus)
common iora (Aegithina tiphia) white-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus)</em) crimson-fronted barbet (Megalaima rubricapillus) common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) tawny-bellied babbler (Dumetia hyperythra) brahminy kite (Haliaster indus)
Sri Lanka woodshrike(Tephrodornis affinis) sri lanka junglefowl (m.) (Gallus lafayetii) white-throated kingfisher  (Halcyon smyrnensis) white-naped woodpecker (Chrysocolaptes festivus) green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) spotted dove (Spilopelia chinensis)
alexandrine parakeet (Psittacula eupatria) malabar trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) clamorous reed warbler(Acrocephalus stentoreus) white-throated kingfisher  (Halcyon smyrnensis)