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Sri Lanka Bird List - Part 1

February & April 2002

Jon Hornbuckle

Trip Report | Part 2 of the Bird List

F=few C=common [ ] identity uncertain, { } not JH tick Kithulg'a Sinharaja Tissa Udawalawe Yala 1 Bibile New. Eliya Col'bo Yala 2
FC=fairly common H=heard DATE: Feb 2002 10,11, 20 11,12,13 14, 15 15 16, 17 17, 18 18,19 20 Apr 2-8
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 1 8
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis 1 1 2 1
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis C FC F C
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger 2 C F F F
Darter Anhinga melanogaster 1 1 2 3
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1 FC F 1 1
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 2 2 1 2
Great Egret Ardea alba F C F F
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia 1
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 1 F F F F
Indian Pond-Heron Ardeola grayii FC 1 C C C F F C
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis FC C C C C
Striated Heron Butorides striatus 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 30 2 1
Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus {3}
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis 10 4
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis 1 2
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala F F F
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans C F
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus I 1
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus 15 F F
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 2 22
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber 50
Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica 20 FC 100 30
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus 20 F
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca 2
Northern Pintail Anas acuta 11 20
Garganey Anas querquedula 100 F 25 11
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus 2 1 1
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus 2
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus 1 4 4 3
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster 2 1 1
Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela 1 1 1
Shikra Accipiter badius 1
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo 3
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis 2
Changeable Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus 1 4 1 1 1
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 1
Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus 1 2
Jungle Bush-Quail Perdicula asiatica 2
Ceylon Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata 1 H 1 H
Ceylon Junglefowl Gallus lafayetii 1 2 4 H H 6 1
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus C F F FC
Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator 3 1 2
[Corn Crake Crex crex] [1]
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus 2 C 10 C
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla {5}
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea 1
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio C C
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 3 1 F
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus C C F
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus C FC FC FC
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus 2 1
Great Thick-knee Burhinus recurvirostris 4 4
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum 1
Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus 2
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus F 2 F 4 2
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva 8 10 F
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola F F
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 1
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 2 F F
Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus FC FC
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii F F
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura 15 2 6 F
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 1 F
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 1 F C
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 5 FC C
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia 2 F C
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 1 2
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 25 FC 1
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 10 F 1 F
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 10 10
Little Stint Calidris minuta C C
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea C C
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 2
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus F
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica 3 F 2
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia 1 1
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis 2
Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii 1 F
Little Tern Sterna albifrons 1 2
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus C C C F C
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus C
Ceylon Wood-Pigeon Columba torringtoni 3 3+
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis FC C C C C C C
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica F 3 5 F C F
Orange-breasted Pigeon Treron bicincta 5 F F F
Pompadour Green-Pigeon Treron pompadora 6 F
Green Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aenea 50 C 10 F
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria 4 2
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri C C F F
Layard's Parakeet Psittacula calthropae 2 30 FC
Ceylon Hanging-Parrot Loriculus beryllinus C C C
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus 1 2
Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii 1+
Grey-bellied [Plaintive] Cuckoo Cacomantis [merulinus] passerinus 1 4 2 1
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea 1 1 H H
Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii 1
Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus 2
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis 2 H H 1 H 3
Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhynchus 1 3 H
Indian Scops-Owl Otus bakkamoena ??
Oriental Scops-Owl Otus sunia ??
Brown Fish-Owl Ketupa zeylonensis 1
Chestnut-backed Owlet Glaucidium castanonotum 1 1
Ceylon Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger 1 1 H
Jerdon's Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis 1 1 1
Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus H 2 F
Indian Swiftlet Aerodramus unicolor 1 FC FC 30 FC FC
Asian Palm-Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis 1 F
Little Swift Apus affinis F F
Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata 4 2 F 5
Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus 4
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 1 1 1 1 H 2 F
Black-backed Kingfisher Ceyx erithacus 2 H
Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis 1 1 1 {1}
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis C C C 1 C
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis 1 1
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis C C C
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus 1 C C C C
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti F F 2
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis 1 2 3
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 2 F 5
Ceylon Grey Hornbill Ocyceros gingalensis 3 H {1}
Malabar Pied-Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus 1 4
Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica 1 1 3
Yellow-fronted Barbet Megalaima flavifrons 1 4 H H
Crimson-fronted Barbet Megalaima rubricapilla 1 H 2 2
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala H 1 2 H
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla 1
Brown-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus 1
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis 1 2
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus 2
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense 3 2
White-naped Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes festivus 1 1
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus 2 1 1
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura 1 1 1 {1}
Rufous-winged Bushlark Mirafra assamica C F F F
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix grisea {2} F
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula C
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica C C C C C C C
Hill Swallow Hirundo domicola 4+
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica 2 10 F
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus 1 8
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 20
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 2 2 F
Oriental Pipit Anthus rufulus C F FC F
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi 1
Large Cuckoo-shrike Coracina macei 1
Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike Coracina melanoptera 1 1 2
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus 10 F
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus 1 4
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus 1
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus 2 2 1
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer 1 C C C C C C C
Yellow-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus penicillatus F
White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus 1 1 2 2 F C
Yellow-browed Bulbul Iole indica F F F
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus FC C F
Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis 2 2 2
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia 2 H 1 10 F F
Ceylon Whistling-Thrush Myophonus blighi 2
Pied Thrush Zoothera wardii 5
Spot-winged Thrush Zoothera spiloptera 1 1 5
Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma 2
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina 1
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula C
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis 1 F F 1
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii 1 F
Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica F
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis FC
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata 2 F
Ceylon Bush-Warbler Bradypterus palliseri 1
Pallas' Warbler Locustella certhiola 1
Blyth's Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum F 2 1 2 F
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus C
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius 2 C F
Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus 2
Large-billed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris 1 1
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica 1 1 1
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui 1
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra 2
Dull-blue Flycatcher Eumyias sordida 4
Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae ??
Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea {1} 2
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis F F C C C
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus H 1 1
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata 2 C F C C
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata 1 F F
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola F 2 F 2
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea 1 2 1
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi 1 2 F F F F 2
Ashy-headed Laughingthrush Garrulax cinereifrons 20
Brown-capped Babbler Pellorneum fuscocapillum 1 2 4
Indian Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii 1 1 4 H
Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra 4 2
Dark-fronted Babbler Rhopocichla atriceps F C 2
Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense F F
Orange-billed Babbler Turdoides rufescens FC C 4
Yellow-billed Babbler Turdoides affinis 6+ FC F C C C F F
Great Tit Parus major 1 F
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis 2 {2}
Purple-rumped Sunbird Leptocoma zeylonica 1 2 F 4
Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus 2 1 F F C 2
Long-billed Sunbird Cinnyris lotenius 1 2 1
White-throated Flowerpecker Dicaeum vincens 2
Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorhynchos F 2
Ceylon White-eye Zosterops ceylonensis 4 FC
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus 4
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus 1 1 1 FC C F F
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus 1 1 2 10 F 2 4 1
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus 1 2 1
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus 1
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens F 1 F F
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus 6+ C
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus 1 1
Ceylon Magpie Urocissa ornata 1 H 6
House Crow Corvus splendens F C C C F C
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos F C C C C C C C
Southern Hill Myna Gracula indica C F
Ceylon Myna Gracula ptilogenys 2 C C F C C C
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
White-faced Starling Sturnia albofrontata 1 2
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus 1
House Sparrow Passer domesticus C C C
Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar F
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus C C
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata 2 FC F F F
Black-throated Munia Lonchura kelaarti 2
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata 3 C F FC FC I F
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca FC 1
TOTAL TICKS

16

Mammal List
Sri Lankan Giant Squirrel Ratufa macroura X X
Indian Palm Squirrel Funambulus palmarum
Flame-striped Jungle Squirrel F. layardi
Grey Langur Semnopithecus entellus X
Purple-faced Leaf-Monkey Trachypithecus vetulus X
Toque Macaque Macaca sinica X
Ruddy Mongoose Herpestes smithii X X
Asian Elephant Elephas maximus X X
Chital Deer Axis axis X X X
Sambar Deer Cervus unicolor X X X
Water Buffalo Bubalas bubalis X X
Golden Jackal Canis aureus X
Eurasian Wild Pig Sus scrofa X X
Leopard Panthera pardus X
Small Indian Civet Viverricula indica X
Black-naped Hare Lepus nigricollis X X X

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