Listing of Forest / Inland Birds Found in Sri Lanka: N - Z


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


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Photos of Forest / Inland Birds found in Sri Lanka


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

Nutmeg Mannikins or Spice Finches (Lonchura punctulata) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines

Orange-billed Babbler (Turdoides rufescens) - Range: Sri Lanka

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher also known as the Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) - Range: Lowland forests in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam

Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia, south China and the Philippines

Pacific Swallow or Hill Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)

Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) - Range: Asia from India and Sri Lanka to southeast Asia

Pelzeln's Finches aka Yellow Finches or Saffron Finches (Lonchura punctulata) - Range: Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Taiwan, Luzon, Malaysia, Indonesia

Plain Prinia, or the Plain, or White-browed Wren-Warbler (Prinia inornata)

Red Avadavat / Red Munia / Strawberry Finch (Amandava amandava)

Red-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus) - Range: Endemic to Sri Lanka

Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Burma and southwestern China. Self-introduced in the wild in many Pacific islands including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Hawaii. Established itself in parts of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand.

Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi) - Range: Northern Asia, but migrates south. Vagrant to western Europe

Scaly-breasted Munias aka Spice Finches or Nutmeg Mannikins (Lonchura punctulata) - Range: Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Taiwan, Luzon, Malaysia, Indonesia

Slaty-legged Crake or Banded Crake (Rallina eurizonoides) - Range: South Asia east from India and Sri Lanka to the Philippines and Indonesia

Sociable Lapwing or Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius) - Range: Russia and Kazakhstan. Migrates south through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, to key wintering sites in Israel, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and north-west India. Birds winter occasionally in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Oman

Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus), also known as the Antarctic Giant Petrel, Giant Fulmar, Stinker, and Stinkpot - Seabird

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) - Range: Sea coasts and adjacent hinterland on the Chukchi Peninsula and southwards along the isthmus of the Kamchatka peninsula. Migrates down the Pacific coast through Japan, North Korea, South Korea and China, to its main wintering grounds in South and South-East Asia, where it has been recorded from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

Sirkeer Malkoha or Sirkeer Cuckoo (Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii) - Range: Sub-Himalayan Indian subcontinent, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka; patchy in Pakistan and Rajasthan

Sri Lanka Blue Magpie or Ceylon Magpie (Urocissa ornata) - Range: Hill forests of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Frogmouth (Batrachostomus s moniliger)

Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill aka Ceylon Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros gingalensis)

Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii)

Sri Lanka Myna (Gracula ptilogenys) - Range: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka White-eye (Zosterops ceylonensis) - previously referred to as Ceylon White-eye - Found mainly in the highlands

Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) - Range: Tropical south Asia from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia

Swinhoe's Snipe (Gallinago megala) also known as Forest Snipe or Chinese Snipe - Range: Central and southern Siberia and Mongolia. Migrate to eastern and southern India, Sri Lanka, south-eastern China, South-East Asia and New Guinea

Tawny-bellied Babbler (Dumetia hyperythra) - Range: Southeast Asia (India, Sri Lanka and southwest Nepal)

Tricolored Munia (Lonchura malacca) - Native species

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis) - Range: Southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to south China and Indonesia

Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea) - Range: South Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south China, Japan and Indonesia

White-backed Finches or White-backed Munias (Lonchura striata) - Range: Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Malaysia, and Sumatra

White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens) - Range: India and Sri Lanka

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) - Range: South Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south China and Indonesia

White-browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus) - Range: Endemic to Sri Lanka and the coasts of peninsular India

White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola) - Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Vietnam

White-faced Starling (Sturnus albofrontatus) - Range: Sri Lanka

White-naped Woodpecker (Chrysocolaptes festivus) - Range: India and Sri Lanka

White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma - sub-species: Z. d. imbicata) - Range: Hills of Sri Lanka

White-throated Flowerpecker or Legge's Flowerpecker (Dicaeum vincens) - Range: Sri Lanka

Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii) - Uncommon Vagrant

Wood Snipe (Gallinago nemoricola) - Range: Himalayas of northern India, Nepal, Bhutan and southern China. Vagrant in central and southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, north Thailand and Laos.

Yellow-billed Babbler (Turdoides affinis) - Range: Sri Lanka and southern India

Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) - Range: Tropical Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Japan and Indonesia

Yellow-browed Bulbul (Iole indica) - Range: Hills of Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats of India and in small pockets of the Eastern Ghats of India. Restricted range, but can readily be found at sites such as Kitulgala and Sinharaja in Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats

Yellow-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus penicillatus) - Range: Highlands of Sri Lanka

Yellow-fronted Barbets (Megalaima flavifrons) - Range: Sri Lanka



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