1. ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET


2. BAY-BANDED CUCKOO

      (aka BANDED BAY CUCKOO)


3. BLACK EAGLE


4. BLACK BULBUL

5. BLACK-HEADED ORIOLE

6. BLACK-CAPPED BULBUL*

7. BLACK-NAPED FLYCATCHER  (aka BLACK-NAPED BLUE MONARCH)


8. BLUE-TAILED BEE-EATER

9. BROWN-HEADED BARBET

10. BROWN FLYCATCHER (aka ASIAN BROWN FLYCATCHER)


11. BROWN-CAPPED BABBLER *

12. CHESTNUT-BACKED OWLET *


13. CEYLON WOOD PIGEON *

14. CEYLON LORIKEET *  (aka SRI LANKA HANGING PARROT)

15. CEYLON GREY HORNBILL*                      

16. CEYLON SMALL BARBET *

     

17. CEYLON SCIMITAR BABBLER *

18. COMMON HAWK-CUCKOO


19. COMMON IORA

20. COMMON TAILORBIRD

21.  COMMON MYNAH

22.  HILL-MYNAH

23. CRESTED SERPENT-EAGLE


24. CRESTED HAWK-EAGLE


25. CRIMSON-BACKED WOODPECKER * (aka CRIMSON-BACKED FLAMEBACK)


26. CRIMSON-BREASTED BARBET


27. EMERALD DOVE

28. FOREST EAGLE OWL


29. GREEN LEAF WARBLER

30. GREENISH WARBLER


31. GREY TIT


32. HOUSE SWIFT

33. INDIAN EDIBLE-NEST SWIFT  (aka INDIAN SWIFTLET)


34. INDIAN SCIMITAR BABBLER


35. SRI LANKAN JUNGLEFOWL (NATIONAL BIRD)*        


36. LARGE-BILLED LEAF-WARBLER


37. LAYARD'S PARAKEET *

38. LESSER YELLOW-NAPED WOODPECKER


39. LITTLE MINIVET

40. LOTEN'S SUNBIRD

41. MAGPIE ROBIN

42. ORANGE MINIVET

43. PIED FLYCATCHER-SHRIKE

44. PURPLE-RUMPED SUNBIRD

45. PURPLE SUNBIRD

46. POMPADOUR GREEN PIGEON * (aka SRI LANKA GREEN PIGEON)

47. RED-VENTED BULBUL

48. SMALL WHITE-EYE

49. SOUTHERN COMMON BABBLER  (aka YELLOW-BILLED BABBLER)


50. SPOTTED-WINGED THRUSH *

51. SPOTTED DOVE

52. SRI LANKA JUNGLE FOWL*+

53. TICKELL'S BLUE FLYCATCHER


54. TICKELL’S FLOWERPECKER (aka  PALE-BILLED FLOWERPECKER)


55. WHITE-BELLIED DRONGO

56. WHITE-BACKED MUNIA (aka WHITE-RUMPED MUNIA)           

57. VELVET-FRONTED NUTHATCH


58. YELLOW-EARED BULBUL *+


59. YELLOW-FRONTED BARBET *

60. YELLOW-BROWED BULBUL


*Endemic    + seen very occasionally  

Nomenclature followed-  Wijesinghe, D.P. (1994) Checklist of the Birds of Sri Lanka, Ceylon Bird Club

The aka (also known as) names appear in some of the newer bird books  

Photos taken on location by Riaz Cader, Member of the Sri Lanka Natural History Society

Checklist done by the Sri Lanka Natural History Society and Upali Ekanyake


CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS THAT HAVE BEEN RECORDED AT POLWATHTHA ECO LODGES, DIGANA


Total – 60 species (15 endemics)


Total – 60 species (15 endemics)


Last updated on 04/03/2016


List compiled in alphabetical order for easy reference for non-professionals