Birds

Birds in Colombo Wetlands

The Colombo Wetlands have a relatively high avifaunal diversity for both resident and migratory birds. The terrestrial, Aquatic and Canal associated marshland habitats provide variety of food sources as well as nesting and roosting sites these birds.

Common Name: Common Iora
Scientific Name: Aegithina tiphia
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: White-browed Bulbul
Scientific Name: Pycnonotus luteolus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Scientific Name: Terpsiphone paradisi
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status:
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Brown Flycatcher
Scientific Name: Muscicapa latirostris
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status:
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Plain Prinia
Scientific Name: Prinia inornata
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Ashy Prinia
Scientific Name: Prinia socialis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Fantail Warbler
Scientific Name: Zitting cisticola
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Golden Oriole
Scientific Name: Oriolus kundoo
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status:
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Rosy Starling
Scientific Name: Pastor roseus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status:
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Black-hooded Oriole
Scientific Name: Oriolus xanthornus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Yellow Wagtail
Scientific Name: Motacilla flava
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: 
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Loten’s Sunbird
Scientific Name: Cinnyris lotenius
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Scientific Name: Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N

Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Brown-headed Barbet
Scientific Name: Megalaima zeylanica
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Crimson-fronted Barbet
Scientific Name: Megalaima rubricapillus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Lesser Sri Lankan Flameback
Scientific Name: Dinopium psarodes
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: E
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Collared Scops Owl
Scientific Name: Otus lettia
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status:
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Hawk Owl
Scientific Name: Ninox scutulata
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Shikra
Scientific Name: Accipiter badius
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Crested Howk Eagle
Scientific Name: Nisaetus cirrhatus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Brahminy Kite
Scientific Name: Haliastur indus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Whiskered tern
Scientific Name: Chlidonias hybrida
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: 
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Pheasent-tailed Jacana
Scientific Name: Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Purple Swamphen
Scientific Name: Porphyrio porphyrio
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Ruddy Crake
Scientific Name: Laterallus ruber
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: 
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Moorhen
Scientific Name: Gallinula chloropus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: 
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Spotted Dove
Scientific Name: Spilopelia chinensis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Green Imperial Pigeon
Scientific Name: Ducula aenea
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Orange-breasted Green Pigeon
Scientific Name: Treron bicinctus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Lesser Whistling Teal/Duck
Scientific Name: Dendrocygna javanica
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Little Cormorant
Scientific Name: Microcarbo niger
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonamic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Indian Cormorant
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Purple Heron
Scientific Name: Ardea purpurea
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Large Egret
Scientific Name: Ardea alba
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Little Egret
Scientific Name: Egretta garzetta
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Yellow Bittern
Scientific Name: Ixobrychus sinensis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Chestnut Bittern
Scientific Name: Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Pied Kingfisher
Scientific Name: Ceryle rudis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Stork-Billed Kingfisher
Scientific Name: Pelargopsis capensis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Common Kingfisher
Scientific Name: Alcedo atthis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Blue-tailed Bea-eater
Scientific Name: Merops philippinus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic Status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Asian Palm Swift
Scientific Name: Cypsiurus balasiensis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Indian Swiftlet
Scientific Name: Aerodramus unicolor
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status:
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Black crowned night heron
Scientific Name: Nycticorax nycticorax
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Black bittern
Scientific Name: Ixobrychus flavicollis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Barn swallow
Scientific Name: Hirundo rutica
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: M
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Cattle egret
Scientific Name: Bubulcus ibis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Cotton pygmy goose
Scientific Name: Nettapus coromandelianus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Purple rumped sunbird
Scientific Name: Leptocoma zeylonica
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Spot-billed pelican
Scientific Name: Pelecanus philippensis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: M
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Striated heron
Scientific Name: Butorides striata
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: White-bellied sea eagle
Scientific Name: Haliaeetus leucogaster
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: White-breasted waterhen
Scientific Name: Amaurornis phoenicurus
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Little Grebe
Scientific Name: Tachybaptus ruficollis
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands

Common Name: Oriental Darter
Scientific Name: Anhinga melanogaster
Conservation Status: LC
Taxonomic status: N
Found in Colombo Wetlands