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Albertine Rift Endemic Birds

Written by  Jan 16, 2013

Uganda has one endemic bird Species; The Fox’s Weaver which is found in Districts of Kumi and Soroti, 25 species endemic to the Albertine Rift and a number of different biomes’ species including; the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome, Guinea–Congo forests biome, Afro-tropical highlands biome, Somali–Masai biome and the Lake Victoria Basin biome. The Endemic Bird Areas include; Albertine Rift mountains EBA, Kenyan mountains EBA, Eastern DR Congo lowlands EBA.


Species Name IUCN Category
Handsome Francolin  (Francolinus nobilis) LC
Rwenzori Turaco   (Tauraco Johnston) LC
Rwenzori Nightjar (Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) LC
Stripe-breasted Tit (Parus fasciiventer) LC
African Green Broadbill  (Pseudocalyptomena graueri) VU
Red-throated Alethe (Alethe poliophrys) LC
Kivu Ground Thrush (Zoothera tanganjicae) NR
Mountane Masked Apalis (Apalis personata) LC
Collared Apalis (Apalis ruwenzori) LC
Grauer's Rush Warbler  (Bradypterus graueri) EN
Grauer's Warbler (Graueria vittata) LC
Neumann's Warbler (Hemitesia neumanni) LC
Red-faced Woodland Warbler (Phylloscopus laetus) LC
Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher (Melaenornis ardesiacus)  LC
Rwenzori Batis (Batis diops)  LC
Purple-breasted Sunbird (Nectarinia purpureiventris)  LC
Regal Sunbird (Cinnyris regia)  LC
Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird  (Cinnyris stuhlmanni)  NR
Strange Weaver (Ploceus alienus)  LC
Dusky Crimson-wing (Cryptospiza jacksoni)  LC
Shelley's Crimson-wing (Cryptospiza shelleyi_  VU
Archer's Robin-Chat (Cossypha anomala)  LC
Blue-headed Sunbird (Cyanomitra alinae)  LC

                                Yellow-crested Helmet Shrike  (Prionops alberti)                VU

                                Dwarf Honeyguide   (Indicator pumilio)                             NT


We run a 17 Days Albertine Rift Uganda Birding Tour aimed at pocketing the above listed species, please click this link to look at the program.

Last modified on Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:56
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