An uncommon breeding resident found usually in very dry habitats of dry lowlands. It is common in coastal belt from Puttalam to
peninsula and in Hambantota district. It also occurs in Eastern province and there
are recent breeding records from Udawalawe and Jaffna too. It lives as small flocks or pairs in
arid wastelands, fallow fields, dry paddy fields, stony pastures etc.
Yellow-wattled Lapwing feeds on grasshoppers, ants, termites, beetles and other
such ground dwelling insects. It breeds from May to July, laying four eggs
arranged in cross-formation on stony ground among clods, stones, etc. well camouflage with the surrounding. It flies often low and in flight feet project
beyond the tail. Anuradhapura
A small tree distributed in dry and intermediate forest subcanopy. Infrequently in wet zone forests also. Roots and barks use in traditio...
Giant squirrel is distributed throughout the island in suitable habitats with three different subspecies. Wet zone and highland subspeci...
An indigenous herb of about 2-3m height found in shady places of the low country. Roots use in traditional ayurvedic medicine to cure cat...
Russell’s viper is a highly venomous ground-dwelling snake with wide distribution from sea level to mid-hills of about 1500m a.s.l. But...
An endemic herb found on disturbed places, patanas and road embankments from low to middle elevations.
Rat snake is the second largest snake in the country with some specimens observed with 3000mm long while many exceed 2400mm in length...
An indigenous large tree found along water courses of dry lowlands and intermediate zone forested areas, marshes, tank edges etc.
An endemic herb grows in moist places of the highlands mainly in southeastern part of the Central province. Common in Horton plains, Patt...
An endemic bird inhabits only primary forests and near by home gardens in wet zone and foot hills. Uncommon and declared as a vulnerabl...
An endemic and rare damselfly inhabiting streams and rivers from lowland to mid hill forests in southwestern part of the country.