Wednesday, October 28, 2009

‘Revised Avifaunal List of Sri Lanka’

Download pdf version of the “Revised avifaunal List of Sri Lanka” by C.D. Kaluthota and Prof. S.W. Kotagama at the web site of the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka.

Last taxonomic list of birds was published in 2006 as a part of National effort to document the fauna of Sri Lanka. However, due to recent advancement in researches in the region, taxonomy of birds undergone several changes.

Since, FOGSL now adopts the standards devised by BirdLife international on the avian taxonomy, it was necessary to revise the Avifaunal list. “Revised Avifaunal List of Sri Lanka” discusses the taxonomic changes in family level as well as species level, those relevant to Sri Lanka. It also provides complete list of birds recorded from Sri Lanka including new additions in recent years.


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