This species is endemic to the southwest lowlands of Sri Lanka, where it occurs at elevations of 78-150m asl. There are records from Labugama, Dediyagala and Kanneliya. Its predicted Area of Occupancy is 500km2.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a habitat generalist, living in a wide variety of open, closed and disturbed habitats, including forest, forest edge, bush land, plantations and home gardens. It is very adaptable. It breeds by direct development
It is a relatively common species.
Apart from the possible impacts of agro-chemicals, this species is probably not significantly threatened.
It occurs in the Labugama and Dediyagala Forest Reserves.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.
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