Minneriya National Park

National Park
Record Public

Description

This area is located to the north of the central highlands of Sri Lanka and comprises a system of ancestral reservoirs.
In the area there are the following habitats: reservoirs, streams, scrubs, bamboo forests, tropical dry broadleaf forests, and grasslands.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 160 species, of which 3 are endemic: Sri Lanka Spurfowl (Galloperdix bicalcarata), Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii), Brown-capped Babbler (Pellorneum fuscocapillus) and 2 species threatened at national level: Drongo Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris) and Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis). Highlight also for the occurrence of the Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans), Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) and Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis).

Geographic information

8.020557°, 80.879331°
100m - 500m
88.890km²

Territories

Habitats

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Threats

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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • National Park
    • Minneriya National Park
      Yes
      100.00
  • Important bird area (IBA)
    • Minneriya / Girithale / Kaudulla
      LK015
      No
Information in English
Information not yet available
  • Biodiversity Baseline Survey: Minneriya National Park. Consultancy Services Report prepared by Green, M.J.B., De Alwis, S.M.D.A.U., Dayawansa, P.N., How, R., Padmalal, U.K.G.K., Singhakumara, B.M.P., Weerakoon, D. and Wijesinghe, M.R. Infotechs IDEAS in association with GREENTECH Consultants. Sri Lanka Protected Areas Management and Wildlife Conservation Project, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Colombo.
  • Birdlife, Minneriya Girithale Kaudulla
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