Listing of Forest / Inland Birds Found in Sri Lanka: D - M

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 (Page 1) ... D - M (below) ... N - Z (Page 3)

Dark-fronted Babbler (Rhopocichla atriceps) - Range: Sri Lanka, and in the Western Ghats of southern India

Dull-blue Flycatcher (Eumyias sordida) - Range: Hills of central Sri Lanka

Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)

Eurasian Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus chloropus) - Range: NW Europe to N Africa and eastwards to C Siberia, humid regions of southern Asia to Japan and C Malaysia. Also Sri Lanka and the Canary, Azores, and Cape Verde Islands

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) - Range: Southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. Winters in tropical Africa or North-Western India, southern India and Sri Lanka

Greater Adjutant, (Leptoptilos dubius) - Range: Southern Asia from Pakistan and India, Sri Lanka east to Borneo, but is now restricted to two separate small breeding populations; in Assam and Cambodia. Winter south to Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar.

Greater Flameback Woodpecker (Chrysocolaptes lucidus) aka Large Golden-backed Woodpecker or Malherbe's Golden-backed Woodpecker - Range: Indian subcontinent eastwards through tropical southern Asia to the Philippines and Indonesia

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from Kashmir, India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia

Green-billed Coucal (Centropus chlororhynchos) - Rainforests of southwest Sri Lanka

Grey-bellied Cuckoo or the Indian Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis passerinus) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south China and Indonesia

Grey-breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii) - A resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka and southeast Asia.

Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and has been introduced to the USA

Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from Pakistan and India, Sri Lanka east to Indonesia.

House Crow (Corvus splendens), also known as the Colombo Crow - Range: Southern Asia, being native to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Laccadive Islands, South West Thailand and coastal southern Iran. Introduced to East Africa around Zanzibar and Port Sudan and Australia

Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) - Range: Tropical Asia from Oman, Yemen, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka into Southeast Asia

Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus) - Range: India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) - Range: Europa, Asia and Africa), breeding in southern Iran and east to India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka

Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata) - Range: Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka

Indian Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) - Range: India and Sri Lanka

Indian Swiftlet or Indian Edible-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus unicolor) - Breeds in the hills of Sri Lanka and south west India.

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

Jerdon's Nightjar (Caprimulgus atripennis) - Range: Southern India and Sri Lanka

Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica) - Range: South Asia. specifically India and Sri Lanka

Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica)

Kashmir Flycatcher (Ficedula subrubra) - Range: North-west Himalayas in the Kashmir area of Pakistan and India. It is migratory and winters in the hills of central Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats of India

La Fayette's Junglefowl

Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica) or Indian Whistling Duck - Range: South Asia and southeast Asia. From the Pakistan lower river valleys eastwards across most of peninsular India, Nepal terai, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, south China, to Vietnam

Lesser Yellownape (Picus chlorolophus) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to south China and Sumatra

Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger) - Range: Ttropical south Asia from southern Pakistan through India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia

Long-billed Plover (Charadrius placidus) - Range: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Malabar Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus)

Malabar Trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) - Range: Mostly restricted to Sri Lanka and western India. A few small pockets of distribution exist in the Eastern Ghats and Central India.


Index of Forest Species found in Sri Lanka: A - C (Page 1) ... D - M (above ) or N - Z (Page 3)



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