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Endemics and Specialities in Uganda


Information on endemics and specialities is derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists and bird distribution lists in Thayer’s Birder’s Diary – Version 2.05, supplemented by material found in Where to Watch Birds in Africa – by Nigel Wheatley. African speciality birds, while not endemic, are those that can only be found in three or less countries of Africa. Information on endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International, and supporting data bases developed by Ian Patton, of Merlin Species Watcher. The endemic, endangered and speciality birds may be uncommon, extremely rare vagrants, may be extirpated in the country now or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of each species noted below have been made in Uganda.


Endemics in Uganda Fox’s Weaver Kibale Ground-Thrush         Endangered Birds in Uganda (endemics are printed in bold italic)

Breeding Birds Non-Breeding Birds Chapin’s Flycatcher
Entebbe Weaver
Grauer’s Broadbill
Grauer’s Scrub-Warbler
Karamoja Apalis Nahan’s Francolin
Shelley’s Crimson-wing
Thin-billed Flycatcher
Yellow-crested Helmetshrike Blue Swallow
Corn Crake
Lesser Kestrel       Other Near-Endemic Birds in Uganda (adapted from Where to Watch Birds in Africa – by Nigel Wheatley.) Archer’s Robin-Chat
Black-faced Apalis
Blue-headed Sunbird
Chapin’s Flycatcher
Collared Apalis
Doherty’s Bushshrike
Dusky Crimson-wing
Dwarf Honeyguide
Golden-winged Sunbird
Grant’s Bluebill
Grauer’s Cuckooshrike
Grauer’s Scrub-Warbler
Grauer’s Warbler
Grey-headed Sunbird
Handsome Francolin Hartlaub’s Turaco
Jackson’s Francolin
Karamoja Apalis
Kivu Ground-Thrush
Lynes’ Cisticola
Mongalla Cisticola
Moorland Francolin
Nahan’s Francolin
Neumann’s Warbler
Oberlander’s Ground-Thrush Papyrus Canary
Papyrus Gonolek
Purple-breasted Sunbird
Red-faced Barbet

Red-faced Woodland-Warbler
Red-throated Alethe
Regal Sunbird
Ruwenzori Batis
Ruwenzori Nightjar
Ruwenzori Turaco
Sharpe’s Pied-Babbler
Shelley’s Crimson-wing
Strange Weaver
Stripe-breasted Tit
Uganda Wood-Warbler
White-browed Crombec
White-winged Scrub-Warbler Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher