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Orange-billed Babbler(Ceylon Rufous Babbler)
Turdoides rufescens

(Endangered)
Endemic. A fairly common species in and around the thick rain forests from the foothills to the mid hills, ectending to suitable dense mountain forests in the higher hills. This noisy bird lives in flocks and is a regular species in bird waes. Their garrulous flocking habits makes them easy to observe and valuable for locating other birds. A flock maintains a flow of loud, chatterirng and squeaking sounds. When agitated, may utter loud laughing calls. Kitulgala and Sinharaja are the best placce to see this species. At higher elevations, it is seen in Horton Plains NP and the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary.

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