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2012-03-10

Bird Watching in Sri Lanka Part 01





Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world watch birds. Sri Lanka is truly a paradise for birds, especially around the bird sanctuaries and wetland reserves in the south east of the island.

The amazing abundance of over 400 varieties of birds in Sri Lanka is attributable to the tropical Climate and wide range of natural habitats, from mountains to lowlands to dry plains and lush forests. On a point of academic argument, there are either 26 or 23 endemic species in Sri Lanka, largely confined to the rainforests of the hill zone.

Bird watching in Sri Lanka will entice many bird enthusiasts. With over 56 species of birds endogenous to Sri Lanka, found on the rivers, hill country, rainforest and by the coast, it is a twitches’ paradise.

Sri Lanka specialist’s Lakpura travels have reviewed over 100 traditional hotels and can provide expert advice on where to stay for stylish holidays or authentic bungalows located in the best bird watching locations across Sri Lanka. You can book online for bird watching holidays. Colorful and tropical birds visit the island at different times of year following the air currents. Ceylon flycatcher, Green beater, eagles, herons and woodpeckers are a few of the delights. So grab your birding supplies (i.e binoculars, cameras, clothes, contact lens supplies, etc) and come to Sri Lanka for the ultimate birding experience

Sri Lankan Endemic Bird List

Lanka Habam Kukula - Sri Lanka Spurfowl
Lanka Wali Kukula - Sri Lanka Junglefowl
Lanka Mailagoya - Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon
Lanka Giramalitha -Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot
Lanka Alu Girawa - Layard's Parakeet
Watha Rathu Malkoha - Red Faced Malkoha
Lanka Bata Eti Kukula - Sri Lanka Green Billed Coucal
Lanka Pitathbala Vana Bssa - Chestnut Backed Owlet
Alu Kadaththa - Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill
Rannalal Kottoruwa - Sri Lanka Yellow Fronted Barbet
Hisa Kalu Kondaya - Black-Crested Bulbul
Lanka Arangaya - Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush
Pulli Wal Awichchiya - Sri Lanka Spot-Winged Thrush
Kandu Hambu Kurulla - Sri Lanka Bush Warbler
Lanka Adhuru Nil-Massimara - Sri Lanka Dull Blue Flycatcher
Lanka Mudun Bora Demalichcha - Brown Capped Barbbler
Ratu Demalichcha - Sri Lanka Orange-Billed Babbler
Alu Demalichcha - Ashy-Headed Laughing Thrush
Lanka Pilachcha - White-Throated Flowerpecker
Lanka Sithasiya - Sri Lanka White-Eye
Lanka Kahibella - Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
Hisa-Sudu Sharikava - Sri Lanka White Faced Starling
Lanka Salalihiniya - Sri Lanka Mynah
Wana Kowlaspatiya - Ceylon Wood Shrike
Dhekathi Demalichcha - Lanka Scimitar Babbler
Pethi Gomara Wal Awichchiya - Ceylon Scaly Thrush
Paduwan Bassa -Serendib Scops Owl
Pita Rathu Batagoya - Sri Lankan Green Piegon
Konda Kawda - Sri Lanka Drongo
Maha Rathu Karala - Crimson Backed Flamback
Bada Rathu Wahilihiniya - Sri Lanka Swallow
Heen Kottoruwa - Ceylon Small Barbet
Kaha Kondaya - The Yellow - Eared Bulbul





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