• Animals in Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lankan Animals, Animals of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Hill Myna (Gracula ptilogenys)

Also known as the Common Hill Myna, it is typically found in forests and cultivated lands and is famed for its melodious call. Mainly found in the wet zone mountainous regions at elevations of 6000 ft above sea level, being the rarest in the highest hills. It is frequently seen in forests and wooded areas. This bird can be observed in the Mitirigala Forest Reserve, Udawattakele Forest reserve, Bodhinagala Forest and Hiyare Forest Reserve.