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Bird sounds of Sri Lanka

Bird sounds of Sri Lanka

Deepal Warakagoda

Vocalisations of 99 species, each indexed by track number but not announced. Species are grouped in ten habitat types.

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Common NameScientific Name
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanica
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
Grey-headed Fish-EagleIchthyophaga ichthyaetus
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Changeable Hawk-EagleSpizaetus cirrhatus
Indian Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus
Sri Lanka SpurfowlGalloperdix bicalcarata
Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Great Thick-kneeEsacus recurvirostris
Yellow-wattled LapwingVanellus malabaricus
Red-wattled PloverVanellus indicus
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Common Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Pompadour Green-PigeonTreron pompadora
Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea
Sri Lanka Hanging-ParrotLoriculus beryllinus
Plum-headed ParakeetPsittacula cyanocephala
Jacobin CuckooOxylophus jacobinus
Common Hawk-CuckooCuculus varius
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Banded Bay CuckooPenthoceryx sonneratii
Asian Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopacea
Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Brown-headed Stork-billed-KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
White-breasted KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus
Bay-headed Bee-eaterMerops leschenaulti
HoopoeUpupa epops
Brown-headed BarbetMegalaima zeylanica
Common NameScientific Name
Sri Lanka Yellow-fronted BarbetMegalaima flavifrons
Crimson-fronted BarbetMegalaima rubricapilla
Coppersmith BarbetMegalaima haemacephala
Rufous WoodpeckerCeleus brachyurus
Greater FlamebackChrysocolaptes lucidus
Indian PittaPitta brachyura
Rufous-winged BushlarkMirafra assamica
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix grisea
Black-headed CuckooshrikeCoracina melanoptera
Small MinivetPericrocotus cinnamomeus
Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus flammeus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-ShrikeHemipus picatus
Common WoodshrikeTephrodornis pondicerianus
Black-crested BulbulPycnonotus melanicterus
Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer
Yellow-eared BulbulPycnonotus penicillatus
White-browed BulbulPycnonotus luteolus
Yellow-browed BulbulIole indica
Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalus
Common IoraAegithina tiphia
Blue-winged LeafbirdChloropsis cochinchinensis
Golden-fronted LeafbirdChloropsis aurifrons
Indian RobinSaxicoloides fulicata
Spot-winged Ground-ThrushZoothera spiloptera
Common BlackbirdTurdus merula
Indian Blue RobinLuscinia brunnea
Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricus
Pied StonechatSaxicola caprata
Brown-capped Jungle-BabblerPellorneum fuscocapillum
Indian Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus horsfieldii
Oriental Yellow-eyed BabblerChrysomma sinense
White-billed BabblerTurdoides affinis
Grey-breasted PriniaPrinia hodgsonii
Jungle PriniaPrinia sylvatica
Common NameScientific Name
Ashy PriniaPrinia socialis
Plain-colored PriniaPrinia inornata
Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus
Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius
Green WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides nitidus
Large-billed Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus magnirostris
Dull Blue-FlycatcherEumyias sordida
Tickell's Blue-FlycatcherCyornis tickelliae
Grey-headed Canary FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensis
White-browed FantailRhipidura aureola
Great TitParus major
Pale-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum erythrorynchos
Purple-rumped SunbirdLeptocoma zeylonica
Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticus
Loten's SunbirdCinnyris lotenius
Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus
Sri Lanka White-eyeZosterops ceylonensis
White-bellied DrongoDicrurus caerulescens
Greater Racquet-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus
Sri Lanka Blue-MagpieUrocissa ornata
Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornus
Hill MynaGracula religiosa
Sri Lanka MynaGracula ptilogenys
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
White-faced StarlingSturnia senex
House SparrowPasser domesticus

Disclaimer The species list above is in systematic order, the taxonomy and nomenclature of which generally follows the Wells World Birds list on Birder's Diary v3.0 (courtesy of Thayer Software:, with adaptations by WildSounds.
The Wells World Birds list is based on a classification created by Mic Wells.
Please note that the above list may not be in the same order or be a full and accurate representation of the species on the title concerned. We take due care to ensure the accuracy of the list, but should you find any errors, please notify us.

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