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Animals heard in the soundscapes

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This page lists the animal species which are heard in the foreground or the background in the soundscapes featured on the map. The order of listing under each location below is in accordance with the first appearance of the animals in the respective audio track.

Talaimannar: recorded at 3.16 pm on 27 December 2019

Oriental Skylark, Indian Peafowl, Black-headed Oriole, Blyth’s Pipit, Blue-tailed Bee-eater and insects.
Wilpattu National Park: recorded at 1.32 pm on 12 September 2011

Tufted Grey Langur, Brown-headed Barbet, Brown-capped Babbler, Black-hooded oriole, White-browed Bulbul, Indian Palm Squirrel, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Common Iora, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Flameback sp., White-rumped Shama, Cicada sp. and other insects.

Nawadankulam: recorded at 9.05 am on 21 July 2005

Oriental Skylark, domestic chicken, Western Koel, Red-vented Bulbul and Asian Green Bee-eater.

Nilgala Forest Reserve: recorded at 10.30 am on 23 March 2011

Brown-headed Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet, Great [Cinerious] Tit, White-browed Bulbul, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Black-hooded Oriole, Dark-fronted Babbler, Common Iora, Indian White-eye, Crested Serpent Eagle, Common Tailorbird, Brown Shrike, Red-vented Bulbul, Purple-rumped Sunbird, White-rumped Shama, Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike,  and insects.

Horton Plains National Park: recorded at 7.23 am on 25 March 2011

Common Tailorbird, Yellow-eared Bulbul, frog sp., Indian Blackbird, Dull Blue Flycatcher and Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler.

Morapitiya Forest Reserve: recorded at 7.35 am on 04 August 2001

Insects, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Greter Coucal, Western Spotted Dove, Orange-billed Babbler, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Drongo, Sri Lanka Hanging-parrot, Spotted Dove, Common tailorbird, Black-naped monarch, Sri Lanka Myna and Squire-tailed Bulbul.

Udawalawa National Park: recorded at 7.40 am on 10 July 1999

Insects, Western Koel, Indian Robin, Common Myna, Sri Lanka Green-pigeon, Plum-headed Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Common Tailorbird, Rose-ringed Parakeet,  Alexandrine Parakeet, Brown-headed Barbet, Common Iora, White-browed Bulbul  and Coppersmith Barbet.

Udawalawa National Park: recorded at 7.20 am on 11 July 1999

Insects, White-browed Bulbul , Brown-headed Barbet, Western Koel, Black-capped Bulbul, Coppersmith Barbet, Red-vented Bulbul, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Green Imperial Pigeon, Changeable Hawk-eagle, Common Iora, Indian Robin, Common Myna and Greater Coucal.

Bundala (Salterns): recorded at 9.40 am on 03 October 2000

Common Tailorbird, Little stint, Common Redshank, Whiskered Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Common Myna, Yellow-wattled Lapwing and an insect. (Continuous wind, with intermittent strong blowing.)

Weerawila: recorded at 7.10 am on 04 October 2000

Wood Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt, Purple Heron, Paddyfield Pipit, Little Stint and Indian Peafowl, (wind).

Mannar (mainland): recorded at 6.13 am on 12 February 2016

Clamorous Reed-warbler, Western Spotted Dove, Large-billed Crow, Plain Prinia, Purple Swamphen, Common Moorhen, Indian Peafowl, Purple Heron and insects.
Sigiriya Sanctuary: recorded at 11. 05 am on 28 March 2011

Sri Lanka Barbet, Fork-tailed Drongo-cuckoo, White-rumped Shama, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Woodshrike, Black-hooded Oriole, Indian Paradise-flycatcher,  Indian Palm Squirrel, Loten’s Sunbird

Sigiriya Sanctuary: recorded at 9.20 am on 27 September 2004

Common Iora, Brown-headed Barbet, Common Myna, Western Spotted Dove, Purple-rumped Sunbird, White-browed Bulbul, White-rumped Shama, Oriental Magpie-robin, and insects.

Anaivilundawa Sanctuary: recorded at 12.44 pm on 14 January 2020

Indian Peafowl, Common Moorhen, Common Iora, Lesser Whistling-duck, Common Tailorbird, Little Grebe, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Common Myna, Wood Sandpiper, Red-vented Bulbul and insects.

Gangodawila: recorded at 5.50 am on 26 February 2011

Common Iora, red-vented Bulbul, Western Koel, Common Myna, Black-hooded Oriole, Greater Coucal, and Rose-ringed Parakeet .

Sinharaja Rainforest: recorded at 6.39 am on 16 February 2020

Insects, Squire-tailed Bulbul, Purple-faced Langur and Sri Lanka Myna.

Sinharaja Rainforest: recorded at 10.05 am on 14 August 1999

Insects, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Orange-billed Babbler, Common Iora and Sri Lanka Drongo,

Yala National Park, Block III: recorded at 8.40 am on 19 October 2003

Insects, Oriental Magpie-robin, Purple sunbird, Common Iora, Sri Lanka Woodshrike, Common Tailorbird, Black-hooded Oriole, Indian palm Squirrel, Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Sri Lanka Junglefowl and Brown-headed Barbet.

Yala National Park, Block III: recorded at 8.30 am on 05 October 2000

Insects, Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike, Common Myna, White-browed Fantail, Greater Coucal, Black-hooded Oriole, Common Iora, Western Spotted Dove, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Indian Peafowl, Purple Sunbird, White-browed Bulbul and Indian Pitta.

Palatupana, Yala: recorded at 6.10 am on 19 October 2003

Insects, Red-vented Bulbul, Common Iora, Oriental Magpie-robin, Greater Coucal, Indian Robin, Loten’s Sunbird, White-browed Bulbul and Sri Lanka Woodshrike.

Debarawewa, Tissa: recorded at 6.30 am on 18 October 2003

Lesser Whistling-duck, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Red-wattled Lapwing, Rose-ringed Parakeet and Brown-headed Barbet, (wind).

Debarawewa, Tissa: recorded at 6.15 am on 04 October 2000

Brown-headed Barbet, Indian Palm Squirrel, Large-billed Crow, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Common Myna, White-breasted Kingfisher, Lesser Whistling-duck, Common Moorhen, Baya Weaver, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Common Iora, White-breasted Waterhen, Western Koel, Black-hooded Oriole, Red-vented Bulbul, Purple Swamphen and insects.