Endemic Birds in Sri Lanka
 Kitulgala – Kelani Valley Forest Reserve, Kitulgala, Central Province

Kitulgala is the place where the famous 'Bridge on the River Kwai' film was made. Kelani Valley forest reserve is established as a forest reserve to protect the watershed of Kelani River. It is home to many of Sri Lanka’s endemic fauna and flora. The forest is secondary lowland rainforest on the lower slope with the forest extending up to the higher elevations, contiguous with the Peak Wilderness sanctuary. Kitulgala also has several water falls and caves of Ancient times.

Red-faced Malkoha, Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush, Malabar Trogon, Lesser Yellow-naped, Pygmy and Crimson-Backed Woodpeckers and Spot-winged Thrush, White-faced Starling, Dollarbird and Chestnut-backed Owlet are among the birds you can observe.

How to get there
You can reach Kitulgala from Colombo or from Nuwaraeliya or from Ratnaputa or Kegalle

Kitulgala Map

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