Polonnaruwa Bird List – page 2

PICIFORMES – Woodpeckers & Barbets

  Observed in and around Polonnaruwa
Brown-headed Barbet, Megalaima zeylanica Common
Yellow-fronted Barbet, Megalaima flavilfrons Endemic, No record
Crimson-fronted Barbet, Megalaima rubricapilla Endemic, Rare
Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala Common
Brown-capped Woodpecker, Dendrocopos nanus No record
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Dendrocopos mahrattensis No record
Rufous Woodpecker, Celeus brachyurus No record
Lesser Yellownape, Picus chlorolophus No record
Streak-throated Woodpecker, Picus xanthopygaeus No record
Black-rumped Flameback, Dinopium benghalense Common
Crimson-backed Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus stricklandi Common
White-naped Woodpecker, Chrysocolaptes festivus No record

CORACIIFORMES – Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Rollers, Dollarbird, Hoopoe

  Observed in and around Polonnaruwa
Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis Common
Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis Occasional
Blue-eared Kingfisher, Alcedo meninting No record
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Ceyx erithacus erithacus No record
Stork-billed Kingfisher, Halcyon capensis Occasional
White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smynensis Common
Black-capped Kingfisher, Halcyon pileata No record
Little Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis Common
Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus Occasional
European Bee-eater, Merops apiaster No record
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Merops leschenautti Common
Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis Common
Dollarbird, Eurystomus orientalis Rare
Eurasian Hoopoe, Upupa epops Rare
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Ocyceros gingalensis endemic Common
Malabar Pied Hornbill, Anthracoceros coronatus Common


Observed in and around Polonnaruwa
Indian Swiftlet, Collocalia unicolor Rare
Brown-backed Needletail, Hirundapus giganteus No record
Asian Palm Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis Common
Alpine Swift, Tachymarptis melba Rare
Fork-tailed Swift, Apus pacificus No record
Little Swift, Apus affinis Common
Grey-rumped Treeswift, Hemiprocne coronate Common


Observed in and around Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Batrachostomus moniliger Rare
Grey Nightjar, Caprimulgus indicus No record
Jerdon’s Nightjar, Caprimulgus atripennis Rare
Indian Nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus Rare


Observed in and around Polonnaruwa
Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus No record