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Bird Watching in Sri Lanka

Sinharaja world heritage site spreads over wide elevation range (300m to 1100m). It is rich in bird life with an impressive 147 species recorded to date. It is also the only location where 21 out of 26 bird species endemic to Sri Lanka may be viewed. The Rainforest Ecolodge is ideally located at the 1025m elevation having both the lowland and the highland species present in Sinharaja in its vicinity. A few endemic and other species thought to be confined to the hill zone i.e. the Sri Lanka White-eye (Zosterops ceylonensis) , the Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma) , the Wood pigeon (Columba torrigtoni), the Dusky Blue Flycatcher (Muscicapa sordid) and the yellow-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus penicillatus) , have also been sighted at this area.

The most sought-after Birds

  • Greater Flameback
  • Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker
  • Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
  • Sri Lanka Yellow-fronted Barbet
  • Sri Lanka Red Faced Malkoha
  • Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon
  • Sri Lanka Spotwinged Thrush