Birds of Sri Lanka Checklist

Out of the 446 species of bird recorded in Sri Lanka, 230 are resident species of which 33 are endemic to the island. Every year vast numbers of migrant birds arrive from around the world to swell the ranks of the residents, and scientists estimate over a million birds in total.

A Pictorial Guide and Checklist of the Birds of Sri Lanka is a lavishly produced checklist with photographic plates facing the checklist pages. Photographs of 281 species. The checklists contain a map of key birding sites in Sri Lanka, a booklist, a discussion on the uses of a checklist and the nomenclature, taxonomy and the status of birds as used in the checklistand includes 21 columns of tick boxes.

Download PDF – Part 1

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Download PDF – Part 3