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Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972.
Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus)Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus)Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)Little Stint (Calidris minuta)Toque Macaque (Macaca sinica)Toque Macaque (Macaca sinica)

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