Parrots / Parakeets Found in Sri Lanka

Plum-headed Parakeets

Location / Map of Sri Lanka


Other Birds found in Sri Lanka


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

Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria) - Range: India and Sri Lanka to Southeast Asia

Indian Lorikeets (Loriculus vernalis) - Range: South-western India eastwards to Southeast Asia. In Sri Lanka

Layard's Parakeet (Psittacula calthropae) - Range: Ceylon, Sri Lanka where it is locally common

Plum-headed Parakeets (Psittacula cyanocephala) - Range: Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Rameswaram Island, most of India, Rawalpindi in West Pakistan, Nepal east to Bhutan and West Bengal.

Sri Lanka Hanging ParrotSri Lanka or Ceylon Hanging Parrot (Loriculus beryllinus) - Range: Sri Lanka (previously known as Ceylon - before 1972)

Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis) - also known as Indian Hanging Parrot, Indian Lorikeet, Indian Hanging Lorikeet or Green Hanging Parrot - Range: South-western India eastwards to Southeast Asia. In Sri Lanka

AlexandrineVernal Hanging ParrotsCeylon Small Barbet or Small Barbet (Megalaima rubricapillus)Layard's Parakeet



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