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All different bird species are grouped on to different plates. This page identifies different plates. Select a plate of a bird species from the list below and you will be directed to the page containing all different species for the specific plate.

Click the link for the full list of bird species. Complete List: Birds of Sri Lanka.

If you’re looking for a specific bird species, use the search box.​​

Endemic Birds of Sri Lanka

Critically Endangered, Endangered, Near Threatened and Vulnerable Birds of Sri Lanka

Petrels, Shearwaters and Storm Petrels


Tropicbirds, Boobies and Frigatebirds


Pelicans, Cormorants, Darter and Flamingoes

Larger Herons, Eurasian Bittern, and White Egrets

Smaller Herons and Bitterns

Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills

Grebes, Goose and Ducks

Birds of Prey


Eagles and Vulture


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Game-Birds and Buttonquails

Rails, Crakes, Coot and Jacana

Crab-Plover, Oystercatcher, Stilt, Avocet and Thick-knees

Courser, Pratincoles, Lapwings and Pluvialis Plovers

Charadrius Plovers

Dowitcher, Godwits and Curlews

Redshanks, Greenshanks and Marsh Sandpiper

Smaller Tringa Sandpipers, Ruff, Turnstone and Phalarope

Woodcock and Snipes

Knots, Sanderling, Sharp-tailed and Curlew Sanpipers and Dunlin

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Stints, White-Rumped, Spoonbill and Broad-billed Sandpipers

Skuas and Larger Gulls

Smaller Gulls and Noddies

Larger Terns

Medium-Sized Terns

Marsh Terns, Little and Saunder's Terns

Pigeons and Doves

Parrots, Koel, Malkohas and Coucals


Smaller Owls, Nightjars and Frogmouth

Larger Owls, Hornbills and Crows


Trogan, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoe

Barbets and Woodpeckers

Larks, Wagtails and Pipits

Treeswift, Swifts, Martins and Swallows

Shrikes, Cuckooshrikes and Minivets

Bulbuls, Leafbirds, Iora and Orioles

Chats, Robins and Wheatears

Thrushes and Pitta

Babblers and Warblers


Monarchs, Paradise-flycatcher and Flycatchers

Tit, Nuthatch, Flowerpeckers, Sunbirds and White-eyes

Munias, Sparrows and Weavers

Drongos, Starlings, Mynas and Magpie

Recent and Pending Additions to the Official List

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