The Crested Hawk-Eagle is a common raptor found throughout the dry lowlands. This bird is a medium-large raptor at about 60–72 cm in length.
Bundala NP is situated in the southeast part of the country and spread an area of 6,216 hectares. It consists mainly of dry thorny scrublands, marshes and four brackish lagoons. The park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds. Nearly 200 species of birds have been recorded within the park, out of which 58 species are migratory birds. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a NP on 4 January 1993.
In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.
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