Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park covering 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi), was created to provide a sanctuary to animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir. The terrain covers forests, plains, marshes, the Walawe river and its tributaries. The park is located about 200 kms South-East of Colombo and is home to over 400 Elephants, Water Buffalo, Water Monitor Lizard, Sambur Deer, Sri Lankan Axis Deer, Indian Munjac, Sri Lankan Spotted Chevrotain, Wild Boar, Rusty Spotted Cat, Golden Palm Civet, Toque Macaque, Tufted Grey Langur, and Indian Hare.. Endemic birds include the Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Red-faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Brown-Capped Babbler and Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, while the White Wagtail and Black-Capped Kingfisher are migrant species. Uddawalawe also attracts water birds such as Cormorants, Spot-Billed Pelican, Asian Open Bill, Painted Stork, Black-Headed Ibis and Eurasian Spoonbill, as well as birds of prey such as White-Bellied Sea Eagle, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Grey-Headed Fish Eagle, Booted Eagle, and hangeable Hawkeagle.