Forest / Inland Birds Found in Sri Lanka

Below are photos of birds found (natives / introduced or vagrants) in Sri Lanka (previously known as Ceylon) – a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Clicking on any of the bird images will take you to the respective bird species page, with information and more photos.

Listing / Photos of: OwlsBirds of PreyDoves / PigeonsParrots / ParakeetsWater and Wetland Birds

Listing of Other Birds found in Sri Lanka

Asian Emerald Cuckoos
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Coppersmith Barbets
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Baya Weaver
Black-hooded Orioles
Black-capped Kingfisher
Black Drongo
Bay-backed Shrikes
Ashy Prinia
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
Common Myna
Common Woodshrike
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
Southern Hill Myna
European Bee-eater
Blue-faced Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Black-crested Bulbul
Indian Robin
Grey-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii,
Malabar Pied Hornbills
Jungle Bush Quail
Oriental Magpie Robin
Painted Storks
Jungle Prinia, Prinia sylvatica)
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
Red-faced Malkohas
Slaty-legged Crake or Banded Crake
Spice Finch
Strawberry Finch
Indian Swiftlet or Indian Edible-nest Swiftlet, Aerodramus unicolor
Plain Prinia
Rufous-bellied Eagle
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
Tricolored Munia, Lonchura malacca
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
Sri Lanka Myna
Stork-billed Kingfisher
White-browed Fantail
White's Thrush
White-faced Starling
Sri Lanka White-eye (Zosterops ceylonensis) - previously referred to as Ceylon White-eye
Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons)
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