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UTC lists of over 1061 species of birds in Uganda

The highway in Mabria. Mabira forest is one area that has hundreds of species

Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta
Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix
White-naped Pigeon Columba albinucha
Delegorgue’s Pigeon Columba delegorguei
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques
Lemon Dove Columba larvata
Eurasian Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Dusky Turtle Dove Streptopelia lugens
African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove Turtur chalcospilos
Black-billed Wood Dove Turtur abyssinicus
Blue-spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
Bruce’s Green Pigeon Treron waalia
African Green Pigeon Treron calva
Parrots are small to large birds with a characteristic curved beak shape. Their upper mandibles have slight mobility in the joint with the skull and the have a generally erect stance. All parrots are zygodactyl, having the four toes on each foot placed two at the front and two back. There are 335 species worldwide and 7 species which occur in Uganda.

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius
Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swinderniana
Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
Red-fronted Parrot Poicephalus gulielmi
Meyer’s Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
The turacos, plantain eaters and go-away birds make up the bird family Musophagidae. They are medium-sized arboreal birds. The turacos and plantain eaters are brightly coloured birds, usually blue, green or purple. The go-away birds are mostly grey and white. There are 23 species worldwide and 10 species which occur in Uganda.

Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
Black-billed Turaco Tauraco schuettii
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus
Hartlaub’s Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus
Ruwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni
Ross’s Turaco Musophaga rossae
Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus
White-bellied Go-away-bird Corythaixoides leucogaster
Eastern Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus
The family Cuculidae includes cuckoos, roadrunners and anis. These birds are of variable size with slender bodies, long tails and strong legs. Unlike the cuckoo species of the Old World, North American cuckoos are not brood parasites. There are 138 species worldwide and 22 species which occur in Uganda.

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Levaillant’s Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus
Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis
Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus
Black Coucal Centropus grillii
Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus
Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
Barn owls
Barn owls are medium to large sized owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. They have long strong legs with powerful talons. There are 16 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Uganda.

African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Typical owls
Typical owls are small to large solitary nocturnal birds of prey. They have large forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye called a facial disk. There are 195 species worldwide and 17 species which occur in Uganda.

African Scops-owl Otus senegalensis
Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti
Cape Eagle-owl Bubo capensis
Spotted Eagle-owl Bubo africanus
Grayish Eagle-owl Bubo cinerascens
Fraser’s Eagle-owl Bubo poensis
Shelley’s Eagle-owl Bubo shelleyi
Verreaux’s Eagle-owl Bubo lacteus
Pel’s Fishing-owl Scotopelia peli
African Wood-owl Strix woodfordii
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum
African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense
Chestnut Owlet Glaucidium castaneum
African Long-eared Owl Asio abyssinicus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Marsh Owl Asio capensis
Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground. Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and long pointed wings. Their soft plumage is camouflaged to resemble bark or leaves. There are 86 species worldwide and 16 species which occur in Uganda.

Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus
Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
Abyssinian Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus ruwenzorii
Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis
Plain Nightjar Caprimulgus inornatus
Star-spotted Nightjar Caprimulgus stellatus
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
Bates’s Nightjar Caprimulgus batesi
Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus
Slender-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus clarus
Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii
Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius
Standard-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis
Swifts are small aerial birds, spending the majority of their lives flying. These birds have very short legs and never settle voluntarily on the ground, perching instead only on vertical surfaces. Many swifts have long swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. There are 98 species worldwide and 14 species which occur in Uganda.

Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus
Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri
Sabine’s Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini
Cassin’s Spinetail Neafrapus cassini
African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Mottled Swift Tachymarptis aequatorialis
Common Swift Apus apus
Nyanza Swift Apus niansae
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
African Swift Apus barbatus
Little Swift Apus affinis
Horus Swift Apus horus
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
The mousebirds are slender greyish or brown birds with soft, hairlike body feathers and very long thin tails. They are arboreal and scurry through the leaves like rodents in search of berries, fruit and buds. They are acrobatic, and can feed upside down. All species have strong claws and reversible outer toes. They also have crests and stubby bills. There are 6 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Uganda.

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus
The family Trogonidae includes trogons and quetzals. Found in tropical woodlands worldwide, they feed on insects and fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. Trogons have soft, often colourful, feathers with distinctive male and female plumage. There are 33 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Uganda.

Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum
Kingfishers are medium-sized birds with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. There are 93 species worldwide and 13 species which occur in Uganda.

Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata
Shining-blue Kingfisher Alcedo quadribrachys
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster
African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Dwarf Kingfisher Ispidina lecontei
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia
Gray-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maximus
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa but others occur in southern Europe, Madagascar, Australia and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. All are colorful and have long downturned bills and pointed wings, which give them a swallow-like appearance when seen from afar. There are 26 species worldwide and 13 species which occur in Uganda.

Black Bee-eater Merops gularis
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus
White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
Typical rollers
Rollers resemble crows in size and build, but are more closely related to the kingfishers and bee-eaters. They share the colourful appearance of those groups with blues and browns predominating. The two inner front toes are connected, but the outer toe is not. There are 12 species worldwide and 6 species which occur in Uganda.

European Roller Coracias garrulus
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinica
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudata
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevia
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis
Hoopoes (Upupa epops)
Hoopoes have black, white and orangey-pink colouring with a large erectile crest on their head. There are 2 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Uganda.

The woodhoopoes are related to the kingfishers, rollers and hoopoe. They most resemble the last species with their long curved bills, used for probing for insects, and short rounded wings. However, they differ in that they have metallic plumage, often blue, green or purple, and lack an erectile crest. There are 8 species worldwide and 6 species which occur in Uganda.

Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei
Forest Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus castaneiceps
Black Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus aterrimus
Common Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
Abyssinian Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus minor
Hornbills are a group of birds whose bill is shaped like a cow’s horn, but without a twist, sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible. Frequently, the bill is brightly coloured. There are 57 species worldwide and 17 species which occur in Uganda.

White-crested Hornbill Tockus albocristatus
Black Dwarf Hornbill Tockus hartlaubi
Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill Tockus camurus
Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris
Jackson’s Hornbill Tockus jacksoni
Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus
Hemprich’s Hornbill Tockus hemprichii
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
Piping Hornbill Ceratogymna fistulator
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna subcylindricus
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Ceratogymna cylindricus
White-thighed Hornbill Ceratogymna albotibialis
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata
Abyssinian Ground-hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
Southern Ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri

The barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Most species are brightly coloured. There are 84 species worldwide and 24 species which occur in Uganda.

Grey-throated Barbet Gymnobucco bonapartei
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus
Western Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaeus
Moustached Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax
Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta
Red-fronted Barbet Tricholaema diademata
Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lachrymosa
White-headed Barbet Lybius leucocephalus
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies
Black-billed Barbet Lybius guifsobalito
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus
Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus
Black-breasted Barbet Lybius rolleti
Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
D’Arnaud’s Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii
Honeyguides are among the few birds that feed on wax. They are named for the behaviour of the Greater Honeyguide which leads large animals to bees’ nests and then feeds on the wax once the animal has broken the nest open to get at the honey. There are 17 species worldwide and 13 species which occur in Uganda.

Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus
Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Thick-billed Honeyguide Indicator conirostris
Willcock’s Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi
Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis
Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio
Pallid Honeyguide Indicator meliphilus
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus
Zenker’s Honeyguide Melignomon zenkeri
Cassin’s Honeyguide Prodotiscus insignis
Wahlberg’s Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus
Woodpeckers and allies
Woodpeckers are small to medium sized birds with chisel like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, while several species have only three toes. Many woodpeckers have the habit of tapping noisily on tree trunks with their beaks. There are 218 species worldwide and 19 species which occur in Uganda.

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis
African Piculet Sasia africana
Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica
Bennett’s Woodpecker Campethera bennettii
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii
Tullberg’s Woodpecker Campethera tullbergi
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendropicos poecilolaemus
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis
Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus
Golden-crowned Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus
Elliot’s Woodpecker Dendropicos elliotii
Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus
Brown-backed Woodpecker Dendropicos obsoletus
The broadbills are small, brightly coloured birds that feed on fruit and also take insects in flycatcher fashion, snapping their broad bills. Their habitat is canopies of wet forests. There are 15 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Uganda.

African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis
Grauer’s Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri
Pittas are medium-sized by passerine standards, and stocky, with fairly long, strong legs, short tails and stout bills. Many, but not all, are brightly coloured. They are spend the majority of their time on wet forest floors, eating snails, insects and similar invertebrate prey which they find there. There are 32 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Uganda.

African Pitta Pitta angolensis
Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi
Larks are small terrestrial birds with often extravagant songs and display flights. Most larks are fairly dull in appearance. Their food is insects and seeds. There are 91 species worldwide and 13 species which occur in Uganda.

Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans
White-tailed Lark Mirafra albicauda
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna
Fawn-colored Lark Calendulauda africanoides
Foxy Lark Calendulauda alopex
Rufous-rumped Lark Pinarocorys erythropygia
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark Eremopterix leucotis
Fischer’s Sparrow-lark Eremopterix leucopareia
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
Sun Lark Galerida modesta
Swallows and martins
The Hirundinidae family is a group of passerines characterized by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Their adaptations include a slender streamlined body, long pointed wings and short bills with wide gape. The feet are designed for perching rather than walking, and the front toes are partially joined at the base. There are 75 species worldwide and 18 species which occur in Uganda.

Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica
Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea
Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested swallow Cecropis semirufa
Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Common House-Martin Delichon urbica
White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps
Blue Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
Wagtails and pipits
The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits. They are slender, ground feeding insectivores of open country. There are 54 species worldwide and 16 species which occur in Uganda.

White Wagtail Motacilla alba
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
Jackson’s Pipit Anthus latistriatus
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
The cuckoo-shrikes are small to medium-sized passerine birds. They are predominantly greyish with white and black, although some species are brightly coloured. There are 82 species worldwide and 8 species which occur in Uganda.

White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis
Blue Cuckoo-shrike Coracina azurea
Grey Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caesia
Grauer’s Cuckoo-shrike Coracina graueri
Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga petiti
Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava
Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga phoenicea
Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga quiscalina
Bulbuls are medium-sized songbirds. Some are colourful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throat or supercilia, but most are drab, with uniform olive brown to black plumage. Some species have distinct crests. There are 130 species worldwide and 30 species which occur in Uganda.

Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
Shelley’s Greenbul Andropadus masukuensis
Little Greenbul Andropadus virens
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis
Ansorge’s Greenbul Andropadus ansorgei
Plain Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris
Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris
Yellow-whiskered Bulbul Andropadus latirostris
Eastern Mountain-Greenbul Andropadus nigriceps
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex
Yellow-throated Greenbul Chlorocichla flavicollis
Joyful Greenbul Chlorocichla laetissima
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura
Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens
Cabanis’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus cabanisi
Northern Brownbul Phyllastrephus strepitans
Toro Olive-greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris
Sassi’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi
Yellow-streaked Bulbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus
Xavier’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri
Common Bristlebill Bleda syndactyla
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximia
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris
Yellow-throated Nicator Nicator vireo
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus
Eastern Bearded-Greenbul Criniger chloronotus
Thrushes and allies
The thrushes are a group of passerine birds that occur mainly in the Old World. They are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium-sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. Many have attractive songs. There are 335 species worldwide and 16 species which occur in Uganda.

Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Neocossyphus fraseri
Red-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus rufus
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis
Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus
Abyssinian Ground-thrush Zoothera piaggiae
Kivu Ground-thrush Zoothera tanganjicae
Black-eared Ground-thrush Zoothera cameronensis
Gray Ground-thrush Zoothera princei
Oberlaender’s Ground-thrush Zoothera oberlaenderi
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
African Thrush Turdus pelios
Brown-chested Alethe Alethe poliocephala
Red-throated Alethe Alethe poliophrys
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe diademata
Cisticolas and allies
The Cisticolidae are warblers found mainly in warmer southern regions of the Old World. They are generally very small birds of drab brown or grey appearance found in open country such as grassland or scrub. There are 111 species worldwide and 43 species which occur in Uganda.

Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis
Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami
Chubb’s Cisticola Cisticola chubbi
Hunter’s Cisticola Cisticola hunteri
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps
Wailing Cisticola Cisticola lais
Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes
Carruthers’s Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi
Stout Cisticola Cisticola robustus
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticaudus
Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Black-necked Cisticola Cisticola eximius
Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
Pale Prinia Prinia somalica
White-chinned Prinia Prinia leucopogon
Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii
Red-winged Prinia Prinia erythroptera
Red-winged Gray Warbler Drymocichla incana
Black-collared Apalis Apalis pulchra
Ruwenzori Apalis Apalis ruwenzori
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps
Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni
Masked Apalis Apalis binotata
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema
Gray Apalis Apalis cinerea
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae
Red-fronted Warbler Urorhipis rufifrons
Gray-capped Warbler Eminia lepida
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
Gray Wren-Warbler Calamonastes simplex
Old World warblers
The family Sylviidae is a group of small insectivorous passerine birds. The Sylviidae mainly occur as breeding species, as the common name implies, in Europe, Asia and, to a lesser extent Africa. Most are of generally undistinguished appearance, but many have distinctive songs. There are 291 species worldwide and 55 species which occur in Uganda.

African Bush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
White-winged Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus carpalis
Grauer’s Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus graueri
Bamboo Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus alfredi
Cameroon Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus lopezi
Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus
Black-faced Rufous-Warbler Bathmocercus rufus
Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Basra Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis
Greater Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens
Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
Upcher’s Warbler Hippolais languida
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
African Yellow Warbler Chloropeta natalensis
Mountain Yellow Warbler Chloropeta similis
Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris
Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella
Grauer’s Warbler Graueria vittata
Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla
Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens
Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps
Turner’s Eremomela Eremomela turneri
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys
Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura
Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii
Neumann’s Warbler Hemitesia neumanni
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans
Gray Longbill Macrosphenus concolor
Green Hylia Hylia prasina
Red-faced Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus laetus
Uganda Wood-Warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis
Brown Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster
Southern Hyliota Hyliota australis
Fan-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola brevirostris
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Brown Warbler Parisoma lugens
Old World flycatchers
Old World flycatchers are a large group of small passerine birds native to the Old World. They are mainly small arboreal insectivores. The appearance of these birds is very varied, but they mostly have weak songs and harsh calls. There 274 species worldwide and 59 species which occur in Uganda.

Silverbird Empidornis semipartitus
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus
African Gray Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri
Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus
African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae
Sooty Flycatcher Muscicapa infuscata
Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica
Chapin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata
Cassin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini
Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens
Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis
Gray Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossyphicula roberti
Archer’s Robin-Chat Cossypha archeri
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat Cossypha cyanocampter
Gray-winged Robin-Chat Cossypha polioptera
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