Birds

Birds

Birds appeared to be the dominant group of vertebrates at Muthurajawela, consisting of 150 species (1 endemic) belonging to 42 families. These represented approximately 37% of Sri Lanka’s native avifauna. Among the total species were 19 winter migrants, while 3 species are nationally threatened. The mixture of vegetation types and aquatic habitats in Muthurajawela has made it an ideal ecotone for a variety of birds. About half of the bird species recorded were those associated with wetland ecosystems, such as herons, egrets, cormorants, teals, waders, kingfishers and terns which feed on aquatic organisms. The northern and central parts of the Muthurajawela Sanctuary are an important breeding habitat of native birds. This area, together with the Negombo lagoon, is also a preferred feeding and resting habitat of the winter migrants.

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Date

22 January 2015

Categories

Flora & Fauna

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