Polonnaruwa Bird List – page 8

Observed in and around Polonnaruwa
Red-billed Tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus No record
White-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon lepturus No record
Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippens Common
Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra No record
Red-footed Booby, Sula sula No record
Brown Booby, Sula leucogaster No record
Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo Common
Indian Cormorant, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Rare
Little Cormorant, Phalacrocorax niger Common
Oriental Darter, Anhinga melanogaster Occasional
Christmas Island Frigatebird, Fregata andrewsi No record
Great Frigatebird, Fregata minor No record
Lesser Frigatebird, Fregata ariel No record

PROCELLARIIFORMES – Petrels, Shearwaters

Observed in and around Polonnaruwa
Cape Petrel, Daption capense No record
Barau’s Petrel, Pterodroma baraui No record
Bulwer’s Petrel, Bulweria bulwerii No record
Jouanin’s Petrel, Bulweria fallax No record
Streaked Shearwater, Calonectris leucomelas No record
Flesh-footed Shearwater, Puffinus cameipes No record
Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus No record
Sooty Shearwater, Puffinus griseus No record
Short-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus tenuirostris No record
Audubon’s Shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri No record
Wilson’s Storm-petrel, Oceanites oceanicus No record
Swinhoe’s Storm-petrel, Oceanodroma monorhis No record

CICONIIFORMES – Ibises, Spoonbills, Storks, Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, Flamingo

Observed in and around Polonnaruwa
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea Common
Goliath Heron, Ardea goliath No record
Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea Occasional
Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Common
Intermediate Egret, Egretta intermedia Common
Little Egret, Egretta garzetta Common
Western Reef Egret, Egretta gularis No record
Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis Common
Indian Pond Heron, Ardeola grayii Common
Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus No record
Striated Heron, Butorides striatus No record
Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax Common
Malayan Night Heron, Gorsachius melanolophus No record
Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis Rare
Cinnamon Bittern, Ixobrychus cinnamomeus No record
Black Bittern, Dupetor flavicollis Occasional
Eurasian Bittern, Botaurus stellaris No record
Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala Occasional
Asian Openbill, Anastomus oscitans Common
Black Stork, Ciconia nigra Rare
Woolly-necked Stork, Ciconia episcopus Occasional
White Stork, Ciconia ciconia No record
Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus No record
Lesser Adjutant, Leptoptilos javanicus Occasional
Black-headed Ibis, Threskomis melanocephalus Common
Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus No record
Common Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia Occasional
Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber No record