Some Endemic Birds of Sri Lanka - A Video

Apr 11 2016

Photo Credits - Nishanthi Perera

Video created by

Jeewanthi Mendis

 

Text and description by Jeewantha Bandara



Sri Lanka is spoiled in riches of avifaunal diversity. Of the 500 species of birds recorded in the Island, 26 have been recognized as endemics along with a few other species proposed as such.

 

List of Endemic Birds in Sri Lanka
# Common Name Scientific Name
1 Sri Lanka Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarta
2 Sri Lanka Junglefowl Gallus lafayetii
3 Sri Lanka Yellow-fronted Barbet Magalaima falvifrons
4 Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill Ocyceros gingalensis
5 Sri Lanka Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus
6 Sri Lanka Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhyncus
7 Sri Lanka Hanging Parakeet Loriculus beryllinus
8 Sri Lanka Layard's Parakeet Psittacula calthropae
9 Sri Lanka Chestnut-headed Owlet Glaucidium castanonotum
10 Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon Columba torringtoni
11 Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata
12 Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush Myophonus blighi
13 Sri Lanka Spot-winged Thrush Zootera spiloptera
14 Sri Lanka Dull Blue Flycatcher Eumyias sordida
15 Sri Lanka White-faced Starling Sturnus albofrontatus
16 Sri Lanka Myna Gracula ptilogenys
17 Sri Lanka Yellow-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus penicillatus
18 Sri Lanka White-eye Zosterops ceylonensis
19 Sri Lanka Bush Warbler Bradypterus palliseri
20 Sri Lanka Ashy-headed Laughing-thrush Garrulax cinereifrons
21 Sri Lanka Brown-capped Babbler Pellorneum fuscocapillum
22 Sri Lanka Orange-billed Babbler Turdoides rufescens
23 Sri Lanka Legge's Flowerpecker Diceaum vincens
24 Serendib Scops Owl Otus thilohofmanni

This video, created by Jeewanthi Mendis showcases some of these endemics including Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Yellow-headed Bulbul, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka White-eye and several other species.


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Several errors in the video have been pointed out including

  1. Sri Lanka Crimson-fronted Barbet described in the video is a Coppersmith Barbet
  2. Crimson-backed Woodpecker in the video is a Red-backed Woodpecker
  3. Layards' Parakeet in the video is a Blossom-headed Parakeet
  4. Sri Lanka Woodshrike in the Video is a Brown Shrike

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