Jah, A., Seneviratne, S.S. and Vasudevan K. 2021. Phylogeny identifies multiple colonisation events and Miocene aridification as drivers of South Asian Bulbul (Passeriformes: Pycnonotidae) diversification. Organisms Diversity & Evolution (in Press)

Allport, G., Collinson, M.J., Shannon, T.J. and Seneviratne, S.S. 2021. Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis and Western Yellow Wagtail M. flava in Sri Lanka with comments on their status in the South Asia region. Ibis (in Press).


Alexander, T., Alwis, S., Anthonies, R., Peiris, I., Abayadeera, D.,  Anusha, C., Wickramasoriya, S., Muhandiram, S., Amarasinghe, B. and Seneviratne, S.S. 2021. Temporal and altitudinal variation of avifauna along an elevational gradient in a sub-montane forest in, Belihuloya. Loris 30: 26-33

Panagoda, B.G., Seneviratne, S.S., Kotagama, S.S. & Welikala, D. 2020. Sympatric breeding of two endangered Sternula terns, Saunders’s (S. saundersi) and Little (S. albifrons) Terns, in the Rama’s Bridge of Sri Lanka. BirdingAsia 34:76-83 Click here

Kodikara-arachchi, M.H. and Seneviratne, S.S. 2020. The first record of European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus for Sri Lanka; A photographic record from the Indian Subcontinent. BirdingAsia 33:131-133 Click here

Danushka, A.D., Kanishka, A. S., Amarasinghe, A. A. T., Vogel,  G.  & Seneviratne 2020 A new species of Dendrelaphis (Reptilia: Colubridae) from Dry Zone of Sri Lanka with a redescription of Dendrelaphis bifrenalis (Boulenger, 1890). Taprobanica, 9: 83-102 Click here

Bond, A. L., I. L. Jones, S. Seneviratne, and S. Bin Muzaffar (2020). Least Auklet (Aethia pusilla), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. Click here

SENEVIRATNE, S.S., BUXTON, R. T., KARNOVSKY, N. J. WANG, S., JONES, H., PHILIPS, E., PROVENCHER, J., & MAJOR, H. 2019. REVIEWS: The Home Place: Memoirs Of A Colored Man’s Love Affair With Nature (Lanham, J.D.); The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives And Loves Of The Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers (Nicholson, A.); The End Of The End Of The Earth (Franzen, J.); Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving (Collins, C.). Marine Ornithology 47: 285-290. Click here


Senanayake U., Periris U., Bandara J., Weerakkody S., Siriwardana S., Gardiyawasam P., Wijekulathilaka C., Seneviratne S. S. 2019 Avifauna of a Critically Important Montane Forest Corridor: The Kande-Ela Forest Reserve. Loris 28 volume 3, 52-56 Click here

Kennedy M., Seneviratne S. S., Mendis U. K., Spencer H. G. 2019 Sorting out the Snakebirds: The species status, phylogeny, and biogeography of the Darters (Aves: Anhingidae) Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research 1-8 Click here

Seneviratne S. S. 2019 Sri Lanka’s identity in the Lost Wilderness Lorris 75th anniversary Special Issue 100-104 Click here


Kennedy M., Seneviratne S. S., Rawlence N. J., Ratnayake S., Spencer H. G. 2018 The phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic Indian Cormorant, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis (Phalacrocoracidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 130,  227-232

Jayasinghe J. A. N. S, Ranasinghe R. W. and S. S. Seneviratne. 2018 Parents’ Role on Egg Temperature Homeostasis of a Ground-nesting Shorebird: Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum). WildLanka 6:2 84-93


Abeyrama, D. K. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2017. Evolutionary distinctiveness of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka: Do the species-rich wet zone forests safeguard Sri Lanka’s genetic heritage? Ceylon Journal of Science 46:89-99 Click here

Wickramasinghe, N., Robin, V. V., Ramakrishnan, U. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2017. Non-sister Sri Lankan white-eyes (Genus Zosterops) are a result of independent colonizations. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0181441.  Click here

Abeyrama, D. K. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2017. Evolutionary Significance of Sri Lanka’s Avifauna. WildLanka 5:1-10  Click here

Madhushika M. Silva, Sampath S. Seneviratne, Devaka Weerakoon and Charitha L. Goonasekara 2017. Characterization of Daboia russelii and Naja naja venom neutralizing ability of an undocumented indigenous medication in Sri Lanka, Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine 8:1-7 Click here


Seneviratne, S. S. and Jayasinghe, J. A. N. S. 2016 Paving the way towards unbearable: what do shorebird embryos tell us on Sri Lanka’s newfound paving ritual. Siyo Siri: FOGSL Forty year anniversary book Pp 60-65  Click here

Fernando S and Seneviratne, S. S. 2016 Woodpeckers as a tool for ornithological studies in Sri Lanka. Siyo Siri: FOGSL Forty year anniversary book. Pp  75 – 79

Perera J. N., Muthuwatta L P and Seneviratne S. S. 2016 Climate forecasts suggests a foggy future for the montane endemics of Sri Lanka. Siyo Siri: FOGSL Forty year anniversary book.  Pp 86-89

Grossen, C., Seneviratne, S. S., Croll, D. and Irwin, D. E. 2016. Strong reproductive isolation and narrow genomic tracts of differentiation among three woodpecker species in secondary contact. Molecular Ecology 25: 4247–4266 Click here

Seneviratne, S. S., Davidson, P., Martin, K. and Irwin, D. E. 2016. Low levels of hybridization across two contact zones among three species of woodpeckers (Sphyrapicus sapsuckers). Journal of Avian Biology 47:887-898

Fernando, S. P., Irwin, D. E. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2016. Phenotypic and genetic analysis support distinct species status of the Red-backed Woodpecker (Lesser Sri Lanka Flameback: Dinopium psarodes) of Sri Lanka. Auk: Ornithological Advances 133;1-15  Click here

Krzeminska, U., Wilson, R., Song, B. K., Seneviratne, S. S., Akhteruzzaman, S., Gruszczynska, J., Widerek, W. S., Huy, T.S., Austin, C. M. and Rahman, S.  2016. Genetic diversity of native and introduced populations of the invasive house crow (Corvus splendens) in Asia and Africa. Biological Invasions 14: 1-15


Davidson, P. J. A. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2015. Red-breasted Sapsucker inDavidson, P.J.A., R.J. Cannings, A.R. Couturier, D. Lepage, and C.M. Di Corrado (eds.). The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of British Columbia, 2008-2012. Bird Studies Canada. Delta, B.C.Click here

Davidson, P.J.A. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2015. Red-naped Sapsuckerin Davidson, P.J.A., R.J. Cannings, A.R. Couturier, D. Lepage, and C.M. Di Corrado (eds.). The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of British Columbia, 2008-2012. Bird Studies Canada. Delta, B.C. Click here

Davidson, P.J.A. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2015. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckerin Davidson, P.J.A., R.J. Cannings, A.R. Couturier, D. Lepage, and C.M. Di Corrado (eds.). The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of British Columbia, 2008-2012. Bird Studies Canada. Delta, B.C.Click here

Krzeminska, U., Wilson, R., Rahman, S., Song, B. K., Seneviratne, S. S., Gan, H. M., Austin, C. M. 2015. The complete mitochondrial genome of the jungle crow Corvus macrorhynchos (Passeriformes: Corvidae). Mito Genome 9: Early online 1:

Seneviratne, S. S., Weeratunga, V., Jayaratne, T. A. and Weerakoon, D. K. 2015. First confirmed breeding record of Brown Noddy (Anous Stolidus) in Sri Lanka. Birding Asia 23:63-65

Fernando, S. P. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2015. Quantitative analysis of the variation in plumage colouration in Dinopium Flameback complex of Sri Lanka. WildLanka 3:61-67


Seneviratne, S. S. 2013. Birds. In Biodiversity Indicators in Agricultural Systems: A Guide to Sustainable Farming. Mohotti, K. M., Wijesinghe, M. R., Perera, I. C. and A. J. Mohotti (eds.). Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka

Jones, I. L., Bond, A. L., Seneviratne, S. S. & Muzaffar, S. B. 2013. Least Auklet (Aethia pusilla). Birds of North America Online (A. Pool, ed). Cornel Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY


Seneviratne, S. S., Jones, I. L. and Carr, S. M. 2012. The patterns of vocal divergence in a group of non-oscine seabirds. Evolutionary Ecology Research 14:95-112

Seneviratne, S. S., Toews, D. P. L., Brelsford, A. and Irwin, D. E. 2012. Concordance of genetic and phenotypic characters across a sapsucker hybrid zone. Journal of Avian Biology 43:1-12

Jardine, C., Bond, A., Butler, R. W., Davidson, P., Jenkins, E., Kuwae, T. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2012. Biofilm and Western Sandpiper Distribution in the Fraser Estuary and Boundary Bay, British Columbia. Technical Report; Environment Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Cannings, D. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2011. Mapping hybrid zones. Bulletin of the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas 6: 15-19


Cannings, D., Seneviratne, S. S. and Davidson, P. 2011. British Columbia: A hot spot for hybrids. Birdwatch Canada 57: 15 – 16

Seneviratne, S. S. and Jones, I. L. 2010. Origin and maintenance of mechanosensory ornaments in birds. Animal Behaviour 79: 637 – 644


Seneviratne, S. S., Fernando, H. C. and Udagama-Randeniya, P. V. 2009. Degrees of host specificity of cave dwelling bats: A natural experiment. International Journal for Parasitology 39: 995 – 1002

Seneviratne, S. S., Jones, I. L. and Miller, E. H. 2009. Vocal repertoire of auklets (Alcidae, Aethiini): Structural organization and phylogenetic significance. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 568 – 584


Seneviratne, S. S. and Jones, I. L. 2008. Mechanosensory function for elaborate facial plumage in the whiskered auklet, a crevice-dwelling seabird. Behavioural Ecology 19: 784 – 79

Miller, E. H., Seneviratne, S. S., Jones, I. L., Robertson, G. J. and Wilhelm, S. I. 2008. Syringeal anatomy and allometry in murres (Alcidae: Uria). Journal of Ornithology 149: 545 – 554

Lorenz, S. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2008. Northern fulmar Fulmarus glacialis predation of common murre Uria aalge. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 635 – 636


Jones, I. L. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2005. Status, behavior and demography of whiskered auklets (Aethia pygmaea) at Egg Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Technical Report: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Homer, Alaska


Brown, W. A., Udagama-Randeniya, P. V. and Seneviratne, S. S. 2003. Two new species of chiggers (Acari: Leeuwenhoekiidae and Trombiculidae) from bats (Chiroptera) collected in the Kanneliya forest reserve of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Acarology 29: 69 – 73