Listing of Forest / Inland Birds Found in Sri Lanka: A - C

Location / Map of Sri Lanka


Below is a listing of birds found in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) - native, introduced or vagrant:


Birds of Prey ... Owls / Owlets ... Doves / Pigeons ... Parrots / Parakeets ... Water / Wetland Birds: Listing or Photos


Photos of Forest / Inland Birds found in Sri Lanka


Index of Forest Species Found in Sri Lanka: A - C (below) ... D - M (Page 2) ... N - Z (Page 3)

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) - Range: Breeds in Japan, eastern Siberia and the Himalayas. Winters in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia.

Asian Openbill Stork (A. oscitans) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Southeast Asia.

Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus) - Range: Southern Asia from eastern Afghanistan east to southern China and Indonesia. Many winter in peninsular India and Sri Lanka

Ashy-headed Laughingthrush (Garrulax cinereifrons) - Range: Sri Lanka

Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler (Prinia socialis) - Resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, western Myanmar and Sri Lanka

Asian Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx maculatus) - Range: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam

Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)aka Common Koel or Rainbird (in eastern Australia) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south China and Australasia. May winter in Eastern Australia

Asian Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitans) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Southeast Asia

Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) aka Tamil in Sri Lanka - Range: South and Southeast Asia

Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) - Range: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, and has recently been recorded from Sri Lanka

Bengalese Finches aka Society Finches (Lonchura striata) - Range: Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Malaysia, and Sumatra

Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis) - Range: Tropical Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to China, Indonesia and Australia

Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) - Range: Tropical Asia from India east to China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Wintering range extends to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Borneo and Java

Black-crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus melanicterus) - Range: Southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) - Range: Southern Asia from southwest Iran through India and Sri Lanka east to southern China and Indonesia

Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)

Black-headed Munias or Chestnut Munias (Lonchura atricapilla, formerly Lonchura malacca atricapilla) - Range: Southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines

Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia

Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea), also known as the Black-naped Blue Monarch - Range: Southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines

Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker aka Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker (Dinopium benghalense psarodes)

Black-throated Munia or Jerdon's Mannikin (Lonchura kelaarti) - Range: Southwest India, the Eastern Ghats and Sri Lanka

Blue-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris) - Range: Sri Lanka and southern India

Brahminy Mynah or Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagodarum) - Range: Eastern Afghanistan, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka

Brown-capped Babbler (Pellorneum fuscocapillum) - Range: Sri Lanka

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) - Vagrant

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus) - Range: Breeds in the Himalayas and north-east India. It winters in Sri Lanka and southern India.

Chestnut Munias (Lonchura atricapilla, formerly Lonchura malacca atricapilla) - Range: Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, western Myanmar, Java, Bali

Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) - Range: Tropical Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to China and Indonesia

Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus) / Sri Lanka Woodshrike (Tephrodornis affinis)

Common Myna or Indian or Talking Myna (Acridotheres tristis) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from Afghanistan to India and Sri Lanka. Self-introduced in South Africa, Israel, Hawaii, North America (especially in southern Florida area), Australia and New Zealand

Coppersmith Barbet or Crimson-breasted Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) - Range: South Asia, with occasional presence in Southeast Asia

Crimson-fronted Barbets (Megalaima rubricapilla) or Small Barbets - Range: A resident breeder in south west India and Sri Lanka


Index of Forest Species found in Sri Lanka: A - C (above) ... D - M (Page 2) ... N - Z (Page 3)



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