Yala National Park is one of the most common places for birds of various species to flock together. Most of the birds found here are endemic birds, some so rare they can only be spotted while observing carefully in Yala.

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Sri Lanka Junglefowl

This species of bird is closer to the red junglefowl. Also, known as the Ceylon Junglefowl, the bird is part of the Galliformes bird order. The top half of the bird is in shades of bright yellow gradually darkening up to orange and then a velvety dark blue at the tail. It is also the national bird of Sri Lanka.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

If you happen to be bird watching in Sri Lanka, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Asian Paradise Flycatcher. This is one of many beautiful birds belonging to the family of monarch flycatchers. These birds, as the name states, feed on insects.

White-bellied Sea Eagle

Also called the white-breasted eagle, this superspecies looks rather like the Sanford’s Sea Eagle of Solomon Islands. Fish is the main element of this bird’s diet. Its call is more like a loud honking, almost goose-like.

Indian Peafowls

This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful birds in Yala. The male bird possesses an amazing tail in various shades of blue. On bird watching tours with agents like Cinnamon Nature Trails, you are sure to witness the brilliance of its unfurled feathers.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+