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Rwanda & Uganda Bird List

Dave Sargeant & Nigel Moorhouse

Trip Report | Maps | GPS Waypoints

Taxonomy and scientific names follow Clements (2000, plus subsequent updates) except where specifically noted. Common names generally follow Stevenson & Fanshawe (2002)

Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus

Form africanus. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 10 Lake Victoria on 11th, 2 Lake Bisina on 13th, 1 Mabamba on 14th and 2 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Form lucidus. Rwanda: 4+ Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Only observed at Queen Elizabeth with 20 on 19th and 2 on 20th, with two individuals of the form sinensis.

African Darter Anhinga rufa

Monotypic. Uganda: A single en route on 13th, and singles on both 24th and 25th at Murchison Falls.

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus

Monotypic. Uganda: One group of 5 birds en route on 25th.

Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens

Monotypic Rwanda: One en route near Kigali on 5th. Uganda: Widespread. Recorded on eight dates with max. 70 roosting outside Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th.

White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Mabamba on 14th, and 15 on 24th and 25th at Murchison Falls.

Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus

Monotypic. Uganda: One en route on 12th and 40 on 19th at Queen Elizabeth.

Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis

Form gambensis. Uganda: 3 en route on 14th and 1 at Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 en route on 14th and 1 at Murchison Falls on 24th.

African Pygmy-Goose Nettapus auritus

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Lake Bisina on 13th.

Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata

Nominate form. Uganda: 4 Mabamba on 14th.

Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota

Monotypic. Uganda: A single en route on 13th.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 Lake Victoria on 11th, 4 en route on 13th and 6 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia

Form brachyrhyncha. Uganda: Only one sighting of 2 during the boat trip at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Nominate form. Uganda: Occasional birds on five dates with max. 4 at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala Uganda

Monotypic. Rwanda: Occasional singles. Uganda: Widespread in small numbers. Recorded almost daily.

Goliath Heron Ardea goliath

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Mabamba on 14th, 3 Queen Elizabeth on 19th, and a further single on 20th, and another single en route on 22nd.

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Nominate form. Rwanda: A single en route near Kigali on 5th. Uganda: 1 Mabamba on 13th and 2 en route on 14th.

Great Egret Casmerodius albus

Form melanorhynchus. Rwanda: 2 en route near Kigali on 5th and 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread. Recorded in small numbers on eight dates.

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and common, with up to 25 recorded on most dates.

Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides

Nominate form. Rwanda: A single at Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 en route on 5th, 3 Lake Bisina on 13th, 1 Mabamba on 13th, and 4 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Madagascar Pond-Heron Ardeola idae

Monotypic. Uganda: 4 Mabamba on 13th.

Striated Heron Butorides striatus

Form atricapillus. Uganda: 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th and 2 Lake Bisina on 13th.

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus

Form payesii. Uganda: A single at Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 3 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Shoebill Balaeniceps rex

Monotypic. Rwanda: A single at Akagera on 9th. Uganda: A single at Mabamba on 14th and another at Murchison Falls on 24th.

Hamerkop Scopus umbretta

Nominate form. Uganda: Widespread. Recorded on nine dates with max. 6 at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash

Form nilotica is widespread, but in the southwest, and Rwanda the form brevirostris occurs. Rwanda: A few en route on 5th and 10th. Up to 10 at Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Common and widespread.

Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus

Nominate form. Rwanda: A total of 40+ birds en route, mostly around Kigali on 5th and 9th. Uganda: Rather uncommon. Four outside the hotel in Mbarara on 15th, and 3 daily at Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 20th.

African Spoonbill Platalea alba

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis

Monotypic. Rwanda: Two en route near Kigali on 5th and 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: A total of 20 at Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 20th.

African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 30 Akagera on 9th and a single en route on 10th. Uganda: Widespread and common except in the southwest. Recorded on nine dates with max. 60 at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus

Form microscelis. Uganda: Four en route on 18th and two en route on 23rd.

Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Mburo 4th, 2 Mabamba 14th, 2 Queen Elizabeth 18th and another there on 19th, 2 Murchison Falls on 24th and 2 en route on 25th.

Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Monotypic. Rwanda: A few en route on 5th and 9th. Uganda: Common, chiefly in the south with up to 50 around larger towns and cities.

African Cuckoo-Falcon Aviceda cuculoides

Form presumed to be verreauxii. Uganda: A single at Murchison Falls on 24th.

Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus

Form anderssoni. Uganda: A roosting pair at Buhoma on 18th.

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Singles en route on 11th and 14th, and 4 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 20th.

Yellow-billed Kite Milvus (migrans) aegyptius

The African yellow-billed forms are sometimes treated as a separate species. Form parasiticus. Rwanda: Small numbers almost daily. Uganda: Widespread and common in the south, uncommon elsewhere.

African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer

Monotypic. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread. Recorded on nine dates with max. 12 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis

Monotypic. Uganda: Widespread but not numerous, with max. 3 Mabamba on 13th.

Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus

Form pileatus. Uganda: Up to 20 daily around Kampala on 12th and 13th. Two at Mabamba on 13th.

African White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus

Monotypic. Uganda: One group of 25 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 en route on 4th.

White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 en route on 4th, and 2 on 11th.

Black-chested Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis

Monotypic. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th.

Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 5th.

Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 6 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, 2 Queen Elizabeth on 20th, and 4 Murchison Falls on 24th.

African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 en route on 10th, 4 en route on 14th, and 1 on 25th.

African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 1 en route on 5th and a single Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 en route on 14th, 2 Queen Elizabeth on 20th, 1 Budongo on 23rd, 2 Murchison Falls on 24th, and 2 en route on 25th.

Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus

Nominate form. Uganda: Singles at Mburo on 11th, near Ruhiza on 14th and 2 Murchison Falls on 25th.

Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates

Nominate form. Uganda: A single en route on 23rd.

Gabar Goshawk Melierax gabar

Form equatorialis. Uganda: 2 Buhoma on 19th.

Red-chested Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii

The toussenelii group are sometimes included into African Goshawk tachiro group. The Zairian rainforest form canescens occurs in southwest Uganda and Rwanda. Uganda: 1 Buhoma on 18th, and 1 Kibale 21st.

African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro 

Form sparmifasciatus. Rwanda: A single en route near Akagera on 9th.

Shikra Accipiter badius

Form sphenurus. Uganda: 1 en route on 22nd.

Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucos

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Buhoma on 17th, 1 Kibale on 22nd, and 1 Murchison Falls on 24th.

African Mountain-Buzzard Buteo oreophilus

Form oreophilus. Rwanda: Recorded on three dates at Nyungwe with max. 4 on 6th. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 16th.

Augur Buzzard Buteo augur

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 en route on 5th. Uganda: Recorded on four dates with max. 5 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Wahlberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergi

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Entebbe on 11th, and 2 Mabira on 12th.

African Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus spilogaster

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 en route on 10th, and 1 Mabira on 12th.

Ayres' Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 16th, and 1 Buhoma on 17th.

Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, singles en route on 15th and 16th, 2 Queen Elizabeth on 21st, and 1 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 en route on 5th, and 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Fairly common and widespread, and frequently seen perched along the roadsides. Recorded on nine dates.

Cassin's Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus africanus

Monotypic. Uganda: A single perched at Mabira on 12th.

African Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 1 Nyungwe on 8th. Uganda: 1 Mpanga on 10th, 1 Mabira on 12th, 2 Buhoma on 16th, and 1 Budongo on 23rd.

Rock (Eurasian) Kestrel Falco (tinnunculus) rufescens

The African rufescens group is sometimes considered a separate species: Rock Kestrel. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Singles en route on 14th and 20th.

Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus

Monotypic. Uganda: Recorded on seven dates with max. 3 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera

Form ruficollis. Uganda: 1 near Paraa Lodge at Murchison Falls on 24th.

African Hobby Falco cuvieri

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 feeding high over the Mount Elgon Hotel at Mbale on 13th.

Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris

Nominate form. Rwanda: 6 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 6 Mburo on 4th and 15 there on 14th. 2 en route on 15th, up to 30 daily Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 20th, and 30 Murchison Falls on 25th.

Kenya Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani

Form verreauxii. Uganda: Only recorded at Kibale, with 3 on 21st and 6 on 22nd.

Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena

Form grantii. Uganda: Three observations at Mburo, with 2 on 4th, 2 on 5th, and 4 on 14th. 20 en route on 23rd, and 4 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Scaly Francolin Francolinus squamatus

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 en route near Mabamba on 14th.

Nahan's Francolin Francolinus nahani

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Budongo on 23rd.

Heuglin's Francolin Francolinus icterorhynchus

Monotypic. Uganda: 15 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Handsome Francolin Francolinus nobilis

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 6th and another on 8th. Uganda: 2 heard at Ruhiza on 15th and another heard there on 16th. This species appeared far tamer in Rwanda.

Red-necked Francolin (Spurfowl) Francolinus afer

Form cranchii. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 12 Mburo on 4th, 4 on 5th, and 15 on 14th. 2 en route on 15th, 40 Queen Elizabeth on 19th, and 50 there on 20th.

Common Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica

Form lepurana. Uganda: 2 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Black-rumped Buttonquail Turnix nana

Black-rumped Buttonquail nana is sometimes considered conspecific with Hottentot Buttonquail T. hottentota. Nominate form. Uganda: A single flushed at Murchison Falls on 24th.

White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra

Form centralis. Uganda: 4 heard Mpanga on 10th, 3 heard Mabira on 12th, 3 Kibale on 20th and 21st, and up to 3 heard daily at Budongo on 22nd and 23rd.

Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa

Form elizabethae. Uganda: 1 seen at very close range at Buhoma on 18th.

Kaffir Rail Rallus caerulescens

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 15th.

African Crake Crecopsis egregia

Monotypic. Uganda: Only recorded at Queen Elizabeth where fairly common on tracks in grassland, with 14 on 19th and 5 on 20th.

Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra

Monotypic. Rwanda: 4 heard Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and common. Recorded on nine dates with max. 6 Mabamba on 14th.

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio

Form madagascariensis. Uganda: 2 Mabamba on 14th.

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Form meridionalis. Uganda: 2 Mabamba on 14th.

Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum

Form gibbericeps. Uganda: Widespread and fairly common. Recorded on nine dates with max. 20 en route on 15th.

Black-bellied Bustard Eupodotis melanogaster

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Murchison Falls on 24th.

African Jacana Actophilornis africanus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread in wetlands, with max. 6 daily at Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 20th.

Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Lake Bisina on 13th.

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Uganda: 2 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, 6 Mabamba on 14th and 25 from the boat at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Nominate form. Uganda: 5 from the boat at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Violet-tipped Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th.

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola

Form fuellibornis. Uganda: At least 50 from the boat at Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 5 on 20th.

Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis

Nominate form: Uganda: 30+ at the falls in Murchison Falls on 24th.

Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius

Nominate form. Uganda: 10 from the boat at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 Mburo on 14th.

Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 14th. Uganda: 4 Mabamba on 14th and 2 Mburo on 14th.

Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 8 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 8 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Black-headed Lapwing Vanellus tectus

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Murchison Falls on 24th and 2 there again on 25th.

African Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Recorded on seven dates with max. 8 at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 12 Mburo on 14th, 30+ Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 20th.

Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Queen Elizabeth on 19th, and 60 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Form uncertain as migrant to the area. Uganda: 2 Lake Victoria on 11th.

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus

Form uncertain as the species occurs as a migrant to the area. Uganda: 5 from the boat at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica

Form uncertain as migrant to the area. Uganda: 3 Lake Victoria on 11th, 3 Mabamba on 14th and 1 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia

Introduced. Uganda: Only seen on three dates in the environs of Entebbe and Kampala.

Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea

Nominate form. Uganda: Only recorded on three dates en route around Entebbe and Kampala.

Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th, 3 Kibale on 21st and 5 there on 22nd.

African Olive Pigeon Columba arquatrix

Monotypic. Rwanda: Up to 6 daily on at Nyungwe from 6th – 8th. Uganda: Only recorded at Ruhiza with 7 on 15th and 4 on 16th.

Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques

Monotypic. Uganda: 4+ Buhoma 17th and another during the gorilla trek on 18th.

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 en route on 9th. Uganda: Common in more northerly areas. Recorded on seven dates with max. 50 around Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens

Form logonensis. Uganda: 2 Queen Elizabeth on 20th. Very common at Murchison Falls on 24th and 25th.

Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea

Monotypic. Uganda: Only recorded at Murchison Falls on 24th–25th, where common.

Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola

Form tropica. Rwanda: Common around Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Only recorded at Entebbe, Kampala and Queen Elizabeth with max. 50+ Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata

Monotypic. Rwanda: Common around Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and common. Recorded on 13 dates.

Black-billed Wood-Dove Turtur abyssinicus

Monotypic. Uganda: Only recorded from Murchison Falls where common with 50+ daily on 24th – 25th.

Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer

Monotypic. Rwanda: 10+ Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Common and widespread.

Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria

Monotypic. Rwanda: 6 Akagera on 7th and 2 there on 8th. Uganda: Small numbers on ten dates.

African Green Pigeon Treron calva

Form gibberifrons. Rwanda: 20 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: Small numbers daily in the more southerly areas of the country.

Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Mpanga on 10th, 4 Entebbe on 11th, 3 en route on 13th, 2 Kibale on 20th and 2 more on 21st.

Brown (Meyer's) Parrot Poicephalus meyeri

Form saturatus. Rwanda: 20 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 6 Mburo on 5th, 6 en route on 13th, 6 en route on 15th, and two en route on 25th.

Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius

Form ugandae. Uganda: 2 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Form kiwuensis. Rwanda: Widespread and common. Uganda: Widespread and common especially in the north.

Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus

Form griseogularis. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, 10 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 25 on 20th, and 4 Murchison Falls on 24th and 12 on 25th.

Black-billed Turaco Tauraco schuettii

Form emini. Uganda: Widespread but only in small numbers. Commonest in the southwest around Ruhiza and Buhoma.

White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Murchison Falls on 25th and another en route on 25th.

Rwenzori Turaco Musophaga johnstoni

Nominate form. Rwanda: Up to 10 daily at Nyungwe from 6th – 8th.

Ross' Turaco Musophaga rossae

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th, 1 en route on 13th, and 1 heard Kibale on 21st.

Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personata

Form leopoldi. Rwanda: 3 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 6 Mburo on 4th and 3 on 14th. 2 en route on 15th.

Eastern Grey Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus

Monotypic. Uganda: Widespread and common.

Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata

Monotypic. Rwanda: Up to 6 daily at Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: Widespread and fairly common with max. 25 at Mabira on 12th.

Levaillant's Cuckoo Oxylophus levaillantii

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2+ Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 4th and 1 on 14th. 1 Queen Elizabeth on 20th, 2 Murchison Falls on 24th and on 25th.

Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius

Form solitarius. Uganda: Heard, and a few seen, on 11 dates with max. 3 at Kibale on 20th.

Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus

Form gabonensis. Uganda: Heard on seven dates.

Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Mabira on 12th, 2 heard Buhoma on 17th and 2 heard on 18th, 1 Kibale on 21st and another heard on 22nd and 23rd.

Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 heard at Kibale on 22nd.

Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus

Monotypic. Rwanda: Up to 10 daily at Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 3 heard at Ruhiza on 16th – 17th.

Klaas' Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 heard Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: Widespread with small numbers, mainly heard on seven dates.

African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus

Nominate form. Uganda: Widespread with small numbers, mainly heard on nine dates.

Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius

Monotypic. Uganda: A single en route on 20th, 1 Kibale on 21st, and 1 heard Murchison Falls on 25th.

Yellowbill Coucal Ceuthmochares aereus

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th., 2 Kibale on 21st, 3 Budongo on 22nd and 2 there on 23rd.

Black Coucal Centropus grillii

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 coucal sp. Mburo on 4th flushed and thought to be this species. Up to 12 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 2 on 20th. 1 en route on 23rd.

Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus

Form ficsheri. Uganda: 1 Lake Bisina on 13th, en route on 15th, 1 heard at Buhoma on 18th, 2 Kibale on 20th and another heard on 21st.

Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis

Nominate form. Uganda: Only recorded in the Murchison Falls area with max. 5 on 24th.

White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus

Form loandae. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Recorded on at least ten dates with max. 25 at Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis

Form ugandae. Uganda: 4+ heard around the HQ at Mburo on 4th.

Vermiculated (Greyish) Eagle-Owl Bubo cinerascens

Formerly the cinerascens forms north of the equator were considered conspecific with the southern africanus forms under Spotted Eagle-Owl B. africanus. Uganda: 1 flushed from the road outside Paraa Lodge, Murchison Falls, on 24th night. One recent road casualty en route on 25th.

Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus

Monotypic. Uganda: A pair roosting high in trees at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th.

Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli

Monotypic. Uganda: A spooky single along the river below the falls at Murchison Falls on 24th.

African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii

Form nuchalis. Uganda: At least 5 calling around Ruhiza on 15th, 2 heard Kibale on 20th and 22nd, and 1 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum

Form licua. Uganda: 1 Butiaba escarpment on 23rd.

Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum

Form medje. Uganda: 1 heard briefly at Kibale on 21st.

Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis

Formerly considered conspecific with Fiery-necked Nightjar C. pectoralis. Nominate form. Uganda: 4 heard around the HQ At Mburo on 4th.

Rwenzori Nightjar Caprimulgus rwenzorii

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2+ around the disused army camp at Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 1 circling above the hut at Ruhiza on the evening on 15th.

Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis

Form chadensis? Uganda: 1 road casualty near Murchison Falls on 25th.

Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus

Form sclateri. Uganda: 2 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Gabon Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii

Form welwitschii. Uganda: 2 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus

Form chapini. Uganda: 2 en route on 16th, 2 Kibale on 21st, and 2 Budongo on 23rd.

[Schouteden's Swift Schoutedenapus schoutedeni]

Monotypic. Rwanda: Two all dark swifts, possibly this species, were seen briefly on the evening of 7th and 3 more were seen fairly well on the morning of the 8th (waypoint SSWIFT) at Nyungwe. Although somewhat similar to Scarce Swift, these birds appeared very dark, and flew in a more spinetail-like manner than Scarce. On the 8th, the birds were calling overhead, giving just single well-separated tics (1-3 second intervals). Scarce Swifts we have previously heard (on tape and in the field) tend to be very vocal, with tic-tic-tic faster, and sometimes followed by a chittering call. Although the call of Schouteden's Swift is unknown, as it resides in the same genus as Scarce, it would not be unexpected that they had the same type of call. One of only the handful of Schouteden's recorded, was collected only 70 km from Nyungwe, and at a similar altitude to Gisakura.

Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini

Monotypic. Uganda: Only recorded at Kibale and Budongo, where seen daily from 20th – 23rd, with max. 3 at Kibale on 21st.

Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th.

African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus

Form myochrus. Rwanda: 2 en route on 5th. Uganda: 10 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th, 10 en route on 13th, and 10 Murchison Falls on 25th.

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba

Form probably maximus. Uganda: A total of 6 Budongo on 21st – 22nd.

Mottled Swift Tachymarptis aequatorialis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th.

Nyanza Swift Apus niansae

Nominate form. Uganda: 10 Entebbe on 11th.

Little Swift Apus affinis

Form likely nominate or aerobates. Rwanda: A few en route on 5th and 10th. Uganda: Widespread and very common, with up to 200 daily.

White-rumped Swift Apus caffer

Monotypic. Uganda: 4 Mburo on 5th, 12 Queen Elizabeth on 19th, 1 Budongo on 22nd, and 10 daily Murchison Falls on 24th - 25th.

Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 heard Mabira on 12th, 3 Ruhiza on 15th, and 2 heard Kibale on 21st.

Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Ruhiza on 16th – 17th, and 1 heard Buhoma on 18th.

Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata

Form galerita. Uganda: 6 Mburo on 5th, 4 Lake Bisina on 13th, 1 Mabamba on 14th, 10 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 3 there on 20th, and 2 Murchison Falls on 24th.

African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta

Form ferrugina in the southwest, nominate elsewhere. Uganda: 2 Buhoma on 17th, 1 Queen Elizabeth on 20th, 2 Murchison Falls on 23rd and another on 24th.

African Dwarf-Kingfisher Ispidina lecontei

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Budongo on 22nd, and 2 there on 23rd.

Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala

Nominate form. Rwanda: 1 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: Only recorded at Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls with max. 6 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Recorded almost daily.

Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 heard Mabira on 12th, 2 Budongo on 22nd and 3 there on 23rd.

Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti

Nominate form. Rwanda: 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th, 1 en route on 23rd, 1 Murchison Falls on 24th, and 2 en route on 25th.

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 3 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Recorded on eight dates with max. 100+ Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Black Bee-eater Merops gularis

Form australis. Uganda: 3 near Ruhiza on 16th.

Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki

Form frenatus. Uganda: 4 Buhoma on 17th – 18th, and 6 Murchison Falls on 24th – 25th.

Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus

Form meridionalis. Rwanda: 20 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 6 en route on 14th, 3 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 1 there on 20th, and 4 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus

Form loringi. Uganda: 20 Mabamba on 14th.

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates

Monotypic. Rwanda: Up to 20 daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 3 Ruhiza on 15th and 3 there on 16th, 3 Buhoma on 17th, and 1 en route on 19th.

Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus

Form heuglini. Uganda: Only recorded at Murchison Falls with 3 on 23rd and 6 on 24th.

White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis

Monotypic. Uganda: 40+ Mabira on 12th.

Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Murchison Falls on 25th.

Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudata

Nominate form. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 en route on 4th and 2 en route on 14th.

Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus

Form suahelicus and migratory nominate form. Uganda: 2 Mpanga on 10th, 1 Budongo on 22nd, 5 en route on 23rd, and 4 Murchison Falls on 24th. One group of 8 near Mabamba on 14th were non-breeding migrants from Madagascar.

Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis

Form neglectus. Uganda: 4 Mburo on 4th and 10 there on 5th, 2 Mabira on 12th, and 4 Kibale on 22nd.

Central African Hoopoe Upupa (epops) senegalensis

Sometimes considered distinct from the Eurasian Hoopoe U. epops. Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and Murchison Falls on 24th.

Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus

Form marwitzi. Uganda: 1 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei

Form jacksoni. Rwanda: Up to 15 daily at Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 4 daily at Ruhiza on 15th and 16th. 2 Buhoma on 18th.

Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 5th, 3 Ruhiza on 15th, and a total of 10 at Kibale on 20th – 22nd.

African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus

Nominate form. Uganda: 6 Mpanga on 10th, 10 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th, 3 Mabira on 12th, and 2 Budongo on 22nd.

African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 3 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 4 Mburo on 4th and 2 there on 5th. 10 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna subcylindricus

Form subquadratus. Uganda: Widespread and common. Recorded on 10 dates with max. 20 at Mabira on 12th.

White-thighed Hornbill Ceratogymna albotibialis

Monotypic. Uganda: Only recorded at Budongo, with 2 daily on 22nd and 23rd.

Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus

Monotypic. Uganda: A total of 9 at Murchison Falls on 24th and 25th.

Grey-throated Barbet Gymnobucco bonapartei

Form cinereiceps. Uganda: Recorded on eight dates with max. 6 at Mabira on 12th.

Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus

Form flavisquamatus. Uganda: Recorded on seven dates with max. 20+ at Mabira on 12th.

Western Green-Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaeus

Form hildamariae. Uganda: A single at Ruhiza on 15th.

Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus

Form flavimetum. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th, 2 heard at Buhoma on 18th, and 2 Kibale on 22nd.

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus

Form mfumbiri widespread and leucolaima in the north.  Rwanda: Up to 10 daily at Nyungwe on 6th – 8th, and 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 4 Mabira on 12th, 3 Ruhiza on 15th and 6 there on 16th, 20 Buhoma on 17th and 2 there on 18th, 10 Kibale on 21st and 1 en route on 23rd.

Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 6 heard at Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 heard Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th, 1 Queen Elizabeth on 20th, and 2 en route on 23rd.

Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui

Monotypic. Uganda: 6 heard Mpanga on 10th, 2 heard Mabira on 12th, 2 Buhoma on 17th, 1 heard Kibale on 21st, and 4 heard Budongo on 22nd.

Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta

Form ansorgii. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th, 1 en route on 14th, and 3 Kibale on 21st.

Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lachrymosa

Nominate form. Uganda: 4 Mburo on 4th, and 1 en route on 15th.

Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies

Monotypic. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 3 Mburo on 4th.

Black-billed Barbet Lybius guifsobalito

Monotypic. Uganda: Only recorded from Murchison Falls with 5 on 24th and 25th.

Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus

Form equatorialis. Uganda: A few recorded at scattered localities en route, and 2 Buhoma on 18th.

Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus

Form elgonensis. Uganda: 2 heard Mabira on 12th, 1 heard Buhoma on 17th, 2 heard Kibale on 21st, and 2 heard Budongo on 23rd.

Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator

Nominate form. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th.

Thick-billed Honeyguide Indicator conirostris

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 heard Mabira on 12th, 1 heard Ruhiza on 16th, 1 heard Buhoma on 17th, and 1 Kibale on 22nd.

Willcock's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Buhoma on 17th.

Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio

Monotypic. Uganda: 1+ Ruhiza on 16th.

Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis

Form pulchricollis. Uganda: 1 Buhoma on 18th.

Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 14th.

Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii

Form scroptoricauda. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th.

Little-spotted Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii

Form nyansae. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th.

Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa

Form herberti. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th.

Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli

Nominate form. Uganda: Budongo on 23rd.

Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens

Form lepidus. Rwanda: 6 Nyungwe on 6th. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, 1 heard Buhoma on 17th and 3 there on 18th, 2 Kibale on 21st and 1 on 22nd, and 1 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th, 1 Buhoma on 17th, 2 Kibale on 20th, 1 Budongo on 22nd and 2 there on 23rd.

Elliot's Woodpecker Dendropicos elliotii

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 heard Ruhiza on 16th, and 1 Buhoma on 17th.

Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae

Nominate form. RwandaNyungwe on 6th. Uganda: 2 Entebbe on 11th, and 2 en route on 13th.

Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus

Form ruwenzori. Uganda: 1 en route on 15th.

Brown-backed Woodpecker Dendropicos obsoletus

Nominate form. UgandaBudongo on 23rd.

Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis

Form budongoensis. Rwanda: Up to 3 heard daily at Nyungwe on 6th – 8th.

Grauer's (African Green) Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri

Monotypic. Uganda: 4 Buhoma on 17th.

Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii

Form congicus. Uganda: 4 Budongo on 22nd and 3 on 23rd.

African Blue-Flycatcher Elminia longicauda

Form teresita. Uganda: 1 en route on 22nd.

White-tailed Blue Flycatcher Elminia albicauda

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 7th, and 2 there on 8th. Uganda: 2 Ruhiza on 16th and 2 Buhoma on 18th.

White-bellied Crested Flycatcher Trochocercus albiventris

Form toroensis. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 6th. Uganda: 2+ Buhoma on 17th.

Red-bellied Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer

Form somereni. Uganda: 1 Mpanga on 10th, 1 Mabira on 12th, 2 Kibale on 21st, and 1 Budongo on 23rd.

African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis

Form kivuensis in the south and ferreti in the dryer north. Rwanda: Up to 6 daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: Small numbers recorded at Ruhiza, Buhoma, Queen Elizabeth, and Murchison Falls.

Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and fairly common in open areas.

Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus

Form coracinus. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th, 3 Buhoma on 17th, and 3 Kibale on 21st.

Piapiac Ptilostomus afer

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Entebbe on 4th, 8 Mount Elgon Hotel on 13th, and up to 10 daily Murchison Falls on 24th – 25th.

Pied Crow Corvus albus

Monotypic. Rwanda: Widespread and common. Uganda: Widespread and common.

White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis

Monotypic. Rwanda: 6 on Nyungwe 6th, and 2 there on 8th. Uganda: A single en route on 20th.

Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus

Form laetior. Uganda: 2 Mpanga on 10th, 3 Mabira on 12th, 2 Kibale on 21st, 1 heard Budongo on 21st and 2 there on 22nd.

African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus

Form rolleti. Rwanda: 3 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Entebbe Bot. Gardens on 11th.

Montane Oriole Oriolus percivali

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 6th and 1 heard there on 8th. Uganda: Only recorded at Ruhiza and Buhoma where seen daily with max. 3 on 18th.

Grey Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caesia

Form pura. Rwanda: 4 Nyungwe on 6th and 1 on 8th. Uganda: 3 Ruhiza on 15th and 2 there on 16th.

Petit's Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga petiti

Monotypic. Uganda: 4 Buhoma on 17th.

Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava

Monotypic. UgandaRuhiza on 15th.

Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga phoenicea

Monotypic. Rwanda: 1 Nyungwe on 6th, and 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga quiscalina

Form martini. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th.

Grey-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitoroides

Form intercedens. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Recorded on eight dates with max. 20 Queen Elizabeth on 9th.

Mackinnon's Shrike Lanius mackinnoni

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 7th – 8th. Uganda: Only recorded at Ruhiza and Buhoma with –2 daily 15th – 18th.

Common Fiscal Lanius collaris

Form smithii in the south and humeralis in the dryer north. Rwanda: 2 en route on 10th. Uganda: Recorded on six dates with max. 8 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Brubru Nilaus afer

Nominate form. Rwanda: A single at Akagera on 9th.

Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis

Form ewini in the south, and malzacii in the dryer north. Rwanda: 2 daily Nyungwe 6th – 8th. Uganda: 3 Ruhiza on 15th and 1 on 16th, and en route on 25th.

Pink-footed Puffback Dryoscopus angolensis

Form nandensis. Uganda: 3 Buhoma on 17th, and 1 Kibale on 22nd.

Marsh Tchagra Tchagra minuta

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 in marshland just outside Mbarara on 15th.

Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegala

Form armena. Uganda: 2 Kibale on 21st, and 3 Murchison Falls on 23rd - 24th.

Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis

Form emini. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 en route on 16th, and 3 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Luehder's Bush-shrike Laniarius luehderi

Form castaneiceps. Uganda: 2 Buhoma on 17th – 19th, and 1 Kibale on 22nd.

Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus

Form major. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 4th, heard Buhoma on 18th and Queen Elizabeth on 19th, and 2 heard Kibale on 22nd.

Black-headed Gonolek Laniarius erythrogaster

Monotypic. Uganda: Small numbers on eight dates, with max. 15 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 near Mburo on 5th, 3 Mabamba on 14th, 1 heard Kibale 20th and 2 heard there on 21st.

Slate-coloured Boubou Laniarius funebris

Nominate form. Rwanda: 3 Akagera on 9th.

Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th.

Mountain Boubou Laniarius poensis

Form holomelas. Rwanda: 3 Nyungwe on 7th – 8th. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 16th, and 1 Buhoma on 17th.

Grey-green Bushshrike Telophorus bocagei

Form jacksoni. Uganda: 1 heard Mabira on 12th, and 3 Ruhiza on 16th.

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus

Form similis. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, and 2 there on 14th.

Many-coloured Bushshrike Telophorus multicolor

Form batsi. Uganda: 2 Kibale on 22nd.

Doherty's Bushshrike Telophorus dohertyi

Monotypic. Rwanda: 3+ Nyungwe 7th – 8th. Uganda: 3+ Ruhiza on 17th.

African Shrike-Flycatcher Bias flammulatus

Form aequatorialis. Uganda: 3 Mabira on 12th, 1 Buhoma on 17th, and 6 Kibale on 21st.

Black-and-white Flycatcher Bias musicus

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th, 1 Mabamba on 14th, 1 Buhoma on 17th, and up to 6 daily at Kibale on 21st – 23rd.

Rwenzori Batis Batis diops

Monotypic. Rwanda: Up to 5 daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 2 Ruhiza on 15th and 3 there on 16th.

Chin-spot Batis Batis molitor

Form puella. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 8th and 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 heard Ruhiza on 15th.

Black-headed Batis Batis minor

Form erlangeri. Uganda: 2 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Common Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea

Form nyansae. Uganda: Small numbers on eight dates at Mabamba, Ruhiza, Buhoma, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls.

Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Mpanga on 10th, 2+ Mabira on 12th, 10 Kibale on 21st, and 4 Budongo on 23rd.

Jameson's Wattle-eye Platysteira jamesoni

Monotyic. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th.

Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus fraseri

Form vulpine. Uganda: 2 heard Mabira on 12th, 1 Kibale on 22nd, on 3 Budongo on 23rd.

Red-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus rufus

Form gabunensis. Uganda: A single at Kibale on 22nd.

White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis

Form praepectoralis. Uganda: 1+ Kibale on 21st and 8 there on 22nd, and 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Kivu Ground-Thrush Zoothera tanganjicae

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 heard Nyungwe on 7th.

Southern Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus

Form graueri? Rwanda: Common at Nyungwe with up to 10 daily on 6th – 8th. 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 10 Entebbe Bot. Gardens on 11th, and 1 Ruhiza on 16th.

African Thrush Turdus pelios

Form centralis. Uganda: Small numbers recorded almost daily.

Red-throated Alethe Alethe poliophrys

Monotypic Rwanda: 8 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 2 heard Buhoma on 17th.

Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni

Monotypic. Uganda: 6 Ruhiza on 15th – 16th, and 8 Buhoma on 17th.

Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris

Form major. Uganda: 2 Buhoma on 17th.

Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri

Form elgonensis. Rwanda: Up to 10 daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 6 Ruhiza on 16th and 10 Buhoma on 17th.

Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris

Form therasae. Rwanda: 6 Nyungwe on 8th. Uganda: A single en route on 13th.

Purple-headed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpureiceps

Monotypic. Uganda: 30 Mabira on 12th, 2 Buhoma on 17th, up to 25 daily Kibale 20th – 22nd, and 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Bronze-tailed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus

Form emini. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 4th.

Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus

Form cyaniventris. Rwanda: 20 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 6 Mburo on 14th, and 2 en route on 15th.

Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus

Nominate form. Uganda: Very common at Murchison Falls with up to 500 daily on 23rd – 25th

Splendid Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis splendidus

Nominate form. Uganda: A few en route on 13th and 14th, and up to 500 at Kibale on 20th – 22nd.

Rueppell's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpuropterus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 25 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and fairly common. Recorded on nine dates with max. numbers up to 50 daily at Murchison Falls on 23-25th.

Sharpe's Starling Cinnyricinclus sharpii

Monotypic. Rwanda: 3 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 4 Ruhiza on 15th.

Plum-coloured (Violet-backed) Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Nominate form mainly, with verreauxii at Murchison Falls. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 3 Queen Elizabeth on 19th, 70 en route on 23rd, and 4 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea

Monotypic. Uganda: 100 Mburo on 14th, and 12 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus

Monotypic. Uganda: 4 Mburo on 5th, 30 Queen Elizabeth on 19th – 20th, and 3 Murchison Falls on 23rd and 25 there on 24th.

Silverbird Empidornis semipartitus

Monotypic. Uganda: Only seen at Murchison Falls with up to 10 daily on 23rd - 25th.

Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus

Form parvus. Uganda: 1 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Dioptrornis (Melaenornis) fischeri

Form toruensis. Rwanda: 2 daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 16th and 2 Buhoma on 18th.

Northern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides

Form lugubris. Uganda: 2 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 1 there on 20th.

Southern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 4th.

Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 12 Nyungwe on 7th, and 10 there on 8th. Uganda: 3 Ruhiza on 16th and 1 Buhoma on 17th.

African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Sooty Flycatcher Muscicapa infuscata

Form minuscule. Uganda: 1 en route near Kibale on 22nd.

Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica

Form infulata. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Small numbers recorded on seven dates, always near water and papyrus. Max. 20 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Chapins' Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Buhoma on 17th.

African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta

Form pumila. Rwanda: Common at Nyungwe with up to 15 daily on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 4 Buhoma on 17th, and 4 there on 18th, and 2 en route on 20th.

Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 en route near Ruhiza on 16th, and singles en route near Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 20th.

Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 at “The Neck” on 16th.

Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens

Form brevicauda. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 6th. Uganda: A single en route on 16th.

Grey-throated Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Kibale on 21st, and 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Lead-coloured Flycatcher (Grey Tit-Flycatcher) Myioparus plumbeus

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, and 1 heard Kibale on 21st.

White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata

Form ruwenzorii. Rwanda: 3 Nyungwe on 6th and 4 there on 8th. Uganda: 2 Ruhiza on 15th.

Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax

Form xanthogaster. Uganda: Only recorded from Budongo with 1 on 22nd and 2 heard on 23rd.

Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 3 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 1 Buhoma on 17th.

White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossypha roberti

Form rufescentior. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 2 Buhoma on 17th.

Archer's Robin-Chat Cossypha archeri

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 heard Nyungwe on 6th, and 2 there on 8th. Uganda: 2 Ruhiza on 15th.

Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat Cossypha cyanocampter

Form bartteloti. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th.

White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini

Nominate form. Rwanda: Several en route on 5th, 9th and 10th. 1 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: Fairly widespread and common. Recorded on seven dates with max. 10 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla

Form melanota. Uganda: 2 en route on 17th, 4 Buhoma on 18th, 2 Queen Elizabeth on 20th, and heard Kibale on 22nd.

Spotted Morning-Thrush Cichladusa guttata

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd, 3 Murchison Falls on 24 and 4 there on 25th.

Brown-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas hartlaubi

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 en route near Buhoma on 17th.

White-browed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys

Form zambesian. Uganda: 1 Akagera on 9th.

Stonechat Saxicola torquata

Form axillaries. Rwanda: 3 Nyungwe on 8th, 2 Akagera on 9th, and 2 en route on 10th. Uganda: 4 en route on 15th, and 8 en route on 16th.

Sooty Chat Myrmecocichla nigra

Monotypic. Rwanda: 5 Akagera on 9th and 2 en route on 10th. Uganda: Widespread and fairly common, especially in the north. Recorded on ten dates with max. 20 Murchison Falls on 24th.

White-headed Black Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti

Form leucolaema. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th.

Common Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

Form subufippenis. Uganda: 3 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Form ducis. Uganda: 150+ from the boat trip on the Nile at Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Banded Martin Riparia cincta

Form suahelica. Uganda: 4 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Grey-rumped Swallow Hirundo griseopyga

Nominate form. Uganda: 8 Mabamba on 14th.

Rock Martin Hirundo fuligula

Form fusciventris. Rwanda: 3 Nyungwe on 6th, and 4 there on 7th. Uganda: 2 en route on 10th and 2 en route on 15th.

Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis

Monotypic. Rwanda: 6 en route to Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and common. Recorded daily.

Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii

Nominate form. Uganda: 4 en route on 16th, and 10 Murchison Falls on 24th – 25th.

Lesser Striped Swallow Hirundo abyssinica

Form unitatis. Rwanda: Recorded in small numbers away from Nyungwe. Uganda: Widespread and common.

Rufous-chested Swallow Hirundo semirufa

Form gordoni. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 14th, 12 Queen Elizabeth on 19th – 20th, and 4 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Mosque Swallow Hirundo senegalensis

Form saturator. Rwanda: 20 en route on 9th. Uganda: Small numbers on five dates.

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica

Form emini. Uganda: Recorded en route on 4th, 15th and 22nd.

White-headed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne albiceps

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 5th, 4 Mabira on 12th, 2 Mabamba on 14th, 11 Queen Elizabeth on 19th – 20th, and up to 80 Murchison Falls on 24th – 25th.

Black Saw-wing Psalidoprocne homomelas

Form ruwenzori. Rwanda: Up to 20 daily at Nyungwe on 6th – 8th, and 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 10 Ruhiza on 15th, and 10 Buhoma on 18th.

Dark-capped Bulbul Pycnonotus (barbatus) tricolor

Form tricolor sometime considered distinct from the nominate barbatus group. Rwanda: Widespread and common. Uganda: Widespread and common.

Kakamega Greenbul Andropadus kakamegae

Monotypic. Here considered distinct from Shelley's Greenbul A. masukuensis. Uganda: Only recorded at Buhoma with 4 on 17th and 2 on 18th.

Little Greenbul Andropadus virens

Form holochlorus. Uganda: 5 Mabira on 12th, 8 heard Buhoma on 17th, 10 Kibale on 21st, 3 Budongo on 22nd and 5 there on 23rd, and 2 heard Murchison Falls on 24th.

Little Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis

Nominate form. Uganda: 4 Buhoma on 17th, 8 Kibale on 21st, and 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Cameroon Sombre Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th, and 2 Kibale on 21st.

Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris

Nominate form. Rwanda: 1 Nyungwe on 8th. Uganda: 12 Mabira on 12th, 1 Ruhiza on 16th, 1 Buhoma on 17th, 6 Kibale on 21st and 4 there on 22nd, and 1 Budongo on 22nd and 5 there on 23rd.

Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Andropadus latirostris

Nominate form. Rwanda: 20+ daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: Fairly common at Mabira, Ruhiza, Buhoma and Budongo.

Grey-throated Greenbul Andropadus (nigriceps) kikuyuensis

Monotypic. Here considered distinct from Mountain Greenbul A. nigriceps. Rwanda: Up to 10 daily at Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 6 Ruhiza on 15th and 4 there on 16th.

Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 Budongo on 22nd.

Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus

Form bugoma. Uganda: Only recorded from Budongo with 2 on 22nd and 3 on 23rd.

Yellow-throated (Greenbul) Leaflove Chlorocichla flavicollis

Form pallidigula. Rwanda: Several heard Nyungwe on 6th – 7th. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 4th, 2 heard Entebbe Botanical Garden on 11th, 2 Buhoma on 17th and 4 there on 18th, and 2 heard en route on 19th.

Joyful Greenbul Chlorocichla laetissima

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 Kibale on 22nd.

Toro Olive-Greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 heard Mabira on 12th, 1 heard Buhoma on 17th, and 2 Kibale on 21st adjacent to the park HQ.

Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus

Form olivaceogriseus. Rwanda: A total of 11 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 3 Ruhiza on 15th and 3 there on 16th, and 1 Buhoma on 17th.

White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 Kibale on 21st.

Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri

Form sethsmithi. Uganda: 1 Budongo on 22nd.

Red-tailed (Common) Bristlebill Bleda syndactyla

Form woosnami. Uganda: 3 heard Mabira on 12th, 1 Buhoma on 17th, and at least 4 heard Kibale on 20th – 22nd.

Western (Yellow-spotted) Nicator Nicator chloris

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th, 6+ Kibale on 20th – 22nd, and 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus

Form emini. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th, 2 Buhoma on 17th, and 4 Budongo on 23rd.

African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis

Nominate form and stuhlmanni. Rwanda: Common at Nyungwe on 6th to 8th, with 30+ daily. Uganda: Recorded on nine dates in forested areas. Fairly common with max. 10 Ruhiza on 15th.

Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops

Form sylvia. Uganda: 1 heard Ruhiza on 15th, 1 heard Buhoma on 17th and 2 there on 18th, and heard daily near Budongo on 22nd – 23rd.

Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans

Form belli. Uganda: 1 heard Ruhiza on 15th.

Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis

Form antinorii. Uganda: 2 Mabamba on 14th, and several en route on 22nd and 23rd.

Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 heard Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 20 Mburo on 4th and 10 there on 14th, and 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th.

Chubb's Cisticola Cisticola chubbi

Nominate form. Rwanda: 10+ daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 10+ daily Ruhiza on 15th – 16th.

Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chinianus

Form simplex. Rwanda: 15 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Only recorded from Murchison Falls with 5 on 23rd and 2 on 24th.

Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes

Form nyansae. Rwanda: 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Recorded on eight dates with max. 20 Mabamba on 14th.

Carruthers' Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 near Mbarara on 15th and 1+ Ruhiza on 16th.

Stout Cisticola Cisticola robustus

Form nuchalis. Uganda: 1 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis

Form strangi. Uganda: 4 Mburo on 4th, 4 Queen Elizabeth on 18th and 5 there on 20th, and 10 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Tabora (Long-tailed) Cisticola Cisticola angusticuada

Monotypic. Rwanda: 3 Akagera on 9th.

Siffling (Short-winged) Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus

Form ankole in the south, with the nominate form in the dry north of Uganda. Rwanda: 1 Gisakura tea estate on 7th. Uganda: 1 Queen Elizabeth on 19th, and 7 Murchison Falls on 23rd – 24th.

Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Form uropygialis. Uganda: Up to 20 daily Queen Elizabeth on 19th – 20th, and 12 Murchison Falls 23rd – 24th.

Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii

Form Entebbe. Uganda: 1 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava

Form melanothyncha in the south, the nominate form in the dryer north. Uganda: Recorded on nine dates with max. 6 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

White-chinned Prinia Prinia leucopogon

Form reichenowi. Uganda: 4 Buhoma on 17th and 4 there on 18th, and 10 Kibale on 21st.

Black-faced Prinia Prinia melanops

Here split from Banded Prinia P. bairdii. Form obscura. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 6th and 4 there on 7th. Uganda: 2 Buhoma on 17th.

Red-winged (Warbler) Prinia Prinia erythroptera

Form jodoptera. Uganda: 2 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Red-winged Grey Warbler Drymocichla incana

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Collared Apalis Apalis rwenzorii

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2+ Nyungwe on 8th. Uganda: 4 Ruhiza on 15th.

Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps

Form collaris. Uganda: 2 heard Budongo on 23rd.

Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni

Nominate form. Rwanda: A total of 4 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: A few daily at Ruhiza, Buhoma and Kibale.

Masked Apalis Apalis binotata

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Kibale on 22nd, and 10 Budongo on 23rd.

Mountain Masked Apalis Apalis personata

Nominate form. Rwanda: Up to 10 daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: A few daily at Ruhiza and Buhoma on 15th – 18th.

Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida

Form caniceps. Uganda: 1 en route on 22nd.

Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis

Form kigezi in the Rwenzoris, nigrescens elsewhere. Uganda: 4 Mabira on 12th, 10 Buhoma on 17th, 15 Kibale on 21st and Budongo on 24th.

Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea 

Form eidos? Rwanda: 2 heard on the Waterfall Trail at Nyungwe. Despite a lot of searching in the canopy they could not be seen.

Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema

Form affinis. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 6th and 4 there on 8th. Uganda: Only recorded at Ruhiza with 4 on 15th and 10 on 16th.

Grey Apalis Apalis cinerea

Nominate form. Uganda: 4 around the HQ at Buhoma on 17th.

Grey-capped Warbler Eminia lepida

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 14th, 1 heard en route on 18th, and 3 Queen Elizabeth on 18th.

Grey-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brevicaudata

Form aschani in the south, with form abessinica in the dry north at Murchison Falls. Rwanda: 2 heard Nyungwe on 7th and 2 heard Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and common. Recorded almost daily.

Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th, and 2 heard Budongo on 22nd.

Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota

Form toroensis. Uganda: 2+ Mabira on 12th, 2 heard Ruhiza on 17th and 2 heard there on 18th, 2 heard Kibale on 21st, and 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus

Form buttoni. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th.

Little Rush Warbler Bradypterus baboecala

Form centralis. Uganda: heard en route on 15th.

White-winged Warbler Bradypterus carpalis

Monotypic. Uganda: 4 near Mabamba on 14th, 3 en route on 15th, and 1 heard near the camp at Kibale on 21st.

Grauer's Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus graueri

Monotypic. Rwanda: 1 Nyungwe on 6th, and 2 in the same place on 8th. Uganda: 1 heard Ruhiza on 16th.

Evergreen Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus lopesi

Form barakae. Uganda: 1+ Ruhiza on 16th.

Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus

Form mibreadi. Rwanda: 6 Nyungwe on 6th and 10 there on 8th. Uganda: 2 heard Ruhiza on 15th.

Black-faced Rufous Warbler Bathmocercus rufus

Form vulpinus. Uganda: 4 Buhoma on 17th and 2 heard there on 18th, and 2 heard Kibale on 22nd.

Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis

Form amaurourus. Uganda: 1 near Budongo on 22nd, and 1 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus

Form cinnamomeus. Uganda: 1 en route on 15th.

Greater Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens

Form ansorgei. Uganda: 1 Bisina Lake on 13th, and 2 near Mbarara on 15th.

Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris

Form jacksoni. Uganda: 4 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Dark-capped Yellow Warbler Chloropeta natalensis

Form massaica. Uganda: 1 near Mbarara on 15th, and 2 heard Buhoma on 17th.

Mountain (Mountain Yellow) Warbler Chloropeta similis

Monotypic. Rwanda: 7 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 2 en route on 15th and another heard en route on 16th.

Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Mburo on 4th, and 3 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Grauer's Warbler Graueria vittata

Monotypic. Rwanda: 5 heard Nyungwe on 6th – 7th. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 15th and 2 heard there on 16th, and 2 heard Buhoma on 17th.

Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops

Form citriniceps. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th.

Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps

Nominate form. Uganda: Only recorded at Budongo, where a total of 9 on 22nd – 23rd.

Green Crombec Sylvietta virens

Form baraka. Uganda: 5+ Kibale on 21st and 4 there on 22nd, and 4 Budongo on 22nd.

Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 Budongo on 23rd.

White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys

Form chloronota. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 8th. Uganda: 2 Ruhiza on 16th, and 2 Buhoma on 17th.

Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura

Form carnapi. UgandaMurchison Falls on 24th.

Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii

Form jacksoni. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Neumann's Warbler Hemitesia neumanni

Monotypic. Rwanda: 3 Nyungwe on 7th along the Waterfall Trail were tame and confiding. Uganda: 1+ Buhoma on 17th.

Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans

Form hypochondriacus. Uganda: 1 heard Mabira on 12th, and 1 heard Budongo on 23rd.

Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th.

Green Hylia Hylia prasina

Nominate form. Uganda: Small numbers at Mabira on 12th, Buhoma on 17th – 18th, and Kibale on 20th – 22nd.

Red-faced Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus laetus

Nominate form. Rwanda: A total of 11 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 2 Ruhiza on 15th and 4 there on 16th, and 4 heard Buhoma on 17th.

Uganda Wood-Warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Mpanga on 10th, and 1 Budongo on 22nd.

Broad-tailed Warbler Schoenicola brevirostris

Form alexinae. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th.

Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus

Form barakae. Uganda: 1 heard Mabira on 12th, and 1 Buhoma on 17th.

Pale-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis rufipennis

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 Mpanga on 10th.

Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera

Form kivuensis. Uganda: 2 heard Ruhiza on 16th, and 2 Buhoma on 17th.

Rwenzori Hill-Babbler Illadopsis atriceps

Monotypic. Rwanda: 5 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 3 Ruhiza on 15th.

Sharpe's Pied-Babbler Turdoides sharpei

Nominate form. Uganda: 10 Mburo on 14th, and 12 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 4 there on 20th.

Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus

Form cinereus. Uganda: 4 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii

Form emini. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 20 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Red-collared Mountain-Babbler Kupeornis rofocinctus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 6th and 7 there on 8th.

White-winged Black Tit Parus leucomelas

Form insignis. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 4th.

Dusky Tit Parus funereus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 10 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 10 Buhoma on 17th, 15 Kibale on 21st and 6 there on 22nd, and 2 Budongo on 22nd and 4 there on 23rd.

Stripe-breasted Tit Parus fasciiventer

Nominate form. Rwanda: A total of 18 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 4 Ruhiza on 15th.

White-tailed Lark Mirafra albicauda

Nominate form. Uganda: 2+ Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana

Form ruwenzoria. Uganda: 2 Mabamba on 14th, and a total of 8 Queen Elizabeth on 19th – 20th.

Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea

Form kavirondensis. Rwanda: 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 5 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 15+ there on 20th, and 25+ Murchison Falls on 24th – 25th.

Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea

Form saturatior. Uganda: 3 Queen Elizabeth on 20th,

Southern Rufous Sparrow Passer motitensis

Form shelleyi. Uganda: 4 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus

Form ugandae. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and common. Recorded almost daily.

Jameson's Antpecker Parmoptila rubrifrons

Form jamesoni. Uganda: 1 Buhoma on 17th.

White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconota

Nominate form. Rwanda: 1 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th, 2 Buhoma on 17th, 3 Kibale on 21st, and 1 Budongo on 23rd.

Grey-headed Negrofinch Nigrita canicapilla

Form schistanea. Rwanda: A total of 5 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: Small numbers recorded on eight dates, with max. 6 Kibale on 21st.

White-collared Oliveback Nesocharis ansorgei

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 near marshland just outside Mbarara on 15th.

Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba

Form belli. Uganda: 2 Queen Elizabeth on 20th, and 1 Murchison Falls on 25th.

Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 Mabira on 12th.

Dusky Crimson-wing Cryptospiza jacksoni

Monotypic. Rwanda: 1 Nyungwe on 6th.

Red-headed Bluebill Spermophaga ruficapilla

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th, and 6 Buhoma on 17th – 18th.

Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 along the track to Kyogo below Ruhiza on 16th.

Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala

Form ruberrima. Rwanda: A few en route on 5th and 9th. Uganda: Recorded on seven dates with max. 50 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara

Nominate form. Uganda: 8 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Blue-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata

Form ugandae. Uganda: 1 en route on 16th.

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus

Nominate form. Rwanda: 20 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: A few en route around Kampala on 13th – 15th, and 20+ Murchison Falls on 24th.

Yellow-bellied Waxbill Estrilda quartinia

Form kilimensis. Uganda: 6 en route on 16th.

Fawn-breasted Waxbill Estrilda paludicola

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 en route on 14th.

Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga

Form centralis. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 8 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes

Monotypic. Uganda: 12 Murchison Falls on 24th – 25th.

Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild

Form peasei. Uganda: 10 Mburo on 5th, 4 Mabamba on 14th, and 4 en route on 15th.

Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula

Nominate form. Rwanda: 20 Nyungwe on 7th, and 4 there on 8th. Uganda: 3 Mabira on 12th.

Kandt's Waxbill Estrilda (atricapilla) kandti

Often considered conspecific with Black-headed Waxbill E. atricapilla. Form graueri. Rwanda: 20 Nyungwe on 6th, and 2 there on the 8th.

Black-faced Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos

Form delamerei. Uganda: 2 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

African Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullata

Nominate form. Rwanda: 10 Nyungwe on 7th, and 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread and common.

Black-and-white Mannikin Lonchura bicolor

Form poensis. Rwanda: 8 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 4 Ruhiza on 16th.

Magpie Mannikin Lonchura fringilloides

Monotypic. Uganda: 4 Buhoma on 17th around the HQ.

Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata

Form centralis. Uganda: 2 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura

Monotypic. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Common and widespread.

African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp

Form vidua. Rwanda: A few almost daily. Uganda: Common and widespread with up to 10 daily.

Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis

Form wellsi. Uganda: 1 en route on 16th and 1 Buhoma on 17th.

Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara

Form torrentium. Rwanda: 1 Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 1 en route on 16th, and 4 Kibale on 22nd.

Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus

Monotypic. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 5th, 4 Mabamba on 14th, 15 Queen Elizabeth on 19th and 30 there on 20th, and 1 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Grassland Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus

Form latistratus? Uganda: 2 near Kibale on 15th.

Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys

Form zenkeri. Rwanda: 3 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Mburo on 4th, 6 Queen Elizabeth on 19th, and 10 there on 20th.

Speckle-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis

Form emini. Uganda: 3 Murchison Falls on 24th.

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali

Form melanorhynchus. Uganda: 2 Murchison Falls on 24th.

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser superciliosus

Form brunnescens. Uganda: 4 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht

Form stuhlmanni. Rwanda: A total of 19 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: A few daily in the Buhoma and Ruhiza areas, and a few elsewhere.

Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Widespread in small numbers. Recorded on eight dates with max. 50 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus

Form kavirondensis. Uganda: 1 en route on 23rd.

Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius

Nominate form. Rwanda: 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, 10 Mabamba on 14th, 2 Queen Elizabeth on 19th, and 2 en route on 23rd.

Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis

Form crocatus. Uganda: 6 Mburo on 5th, and 3 en route on 15th.

Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis

Nominate form. Uganda: 20 Mpanga on 10th, 12 Mabira on 12th, 10+ Kibale on 21st, and 2 Budongo on 23rd.

Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster

Form stephanophorus. Uganda: 1 Buhoma on 17th.

Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus

Monotypic. Rwanda: A total of 9 Nyungwe 6th – 8th. Uganda: Ruhiza on 16th.

Holub's Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, 2 Buhoma on 18th, and 2 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius

Form rex. Uganda: 10 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th.

Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops

Monotypic. Uganda: 4 Mburo on 5th, 10 Mabira on 12th, 2 Mabamba on 14th, and 2 Murchison Falls on 25th.

Vitelline Masked Weaver Ploceus vitellinus

Form uluensis. Uganda: 10 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th.

Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus

Form bohndorffi. Uganda: Recorded in large numbers from scattered localities around habitation.

Fox's Weaver Ploceus spekeoides

Monotypic. Uganda: 10 Lake Bisina on 13th. One of the highlights of the trip.

Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus

Nominate form. Uganda: 5 Mabira on 12th, 20 Buhoma on 17th, and 15 Kibale on 20th – 21st.

Weyns' Weaver Ploceus weynsi

Monotypic. Uganda: 300 Mabira on 12th.

Yellow-backed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus

Form fischeri. Uganda: Widespread. Recorded in small numbers on eight dates with max. 50 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Golden-backed Weaver Ploceus jacksoni

Monotypic. Uganda: 5 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th, and 3 Lake Bisina on 13th.

Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor

Form interscapularis. Uganda: 20 Mabira on 12th.

Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor

Form mentalis. Rwanda: 5 Nyungwe on 6th – 7th.

Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Buhoma on 17th.

Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis

Nominate form. Uganda: 3 Mabira on 12th, 3+ Kibale on 1st – 22nd, and 4 Budongo on 22nd – 23rd.

Cardinal Quelea Quelea cardinalis

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Lake Bisina on 13th, and 3 Mabamba on 14th.

Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops

Monotypic. Uganda: 100+ daily at Murchison Falls on 24th – 25th.

Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 15th, and 25 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Black Bishop Euplectes gierowii

Form ansorgei. Uganda: 2 en route on 22nd.

Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus

Form terus in the south, craspodep in the north. Rwanda: 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Queen Elizabeth on 20th, 20 near Murchison Falls on 23rd, and 4 Murchison Falls on 25th.

Northern Red (Orange) Bishop Euplectes franciscanus

Monotypic. Uganda: Common around Murchison Falls with max. 40 on 24th.

Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix

Form nigrifrons. Uganda: 30 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.

Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris

Form phoeniceus. Rwanda: 6 near the border crossing on 5th and 10th. Uganda: Widespread but not common. Max. 20 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Yellow-mantled Widowbird Euplectes macrourus

Monotypic. Uganda: Common at Murchison Falls with 30+ daily on 24th – 25th.

Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macrocercus

Monotypic. Uganda: 1 en route on 4th, and 10 en route on 23rd.

White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus

Form eques. Uganda: 6 Queen Elizabeth on 20th.

Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens

Form concolor. Uganda: 8 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Hartlaub's Marsh Widowbird Euplectes hartlaubi

Form psammocromius. Uganda: 6 en route on 14th.

Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons

Form melanota. Rwanda: 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: Recorded on seven dates with max. 20+ Kibale on 21st.

Grey-headed Sunbird Anthreptes axillaris

Monotypic. Uganda: 3 Buhoma on 17th, and 4 Budongo on 23rd.

Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei

Form haussarum. Uganda: 2 Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Green (Grey-chinned Sunbird) Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris

Form tephrolaema. Uganda: 5 Buhoma on 17th.

Collared Sunbird Anthreptes collaris

Form garguensis. Rwanda: Up to 10 daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: Small numbers recorded daily in forested sites.

Little Green Sunbird Nectarinia seimundi

Form traylori. Rwanda: 2 Nyungwe on 8th. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th, 2 Buhoma on 17th and 3 there on 18th, 10 Kibale on 21st, and 4 Budongo on 23rd.

Western Olive Sunbird Nectarinia obscura

Form vincenti. Rwanda: 3+ Nyungwe on 7th – 8th. Uganda: Recorded on six dates with max. 40+ Kibale on 21st.

Blue-headed Sunbird Nectarinia alinae

Nominate form. Rwanda: 10 Nyungwe on 7th, and 20 there on 8th. Uganda: Only recorded at Ruhiza and Buhoma with max. 20 Buhoma on 17th.

Green-headed Sunbird Nectarinia verticalis

Form viridisplendens. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Mabira on 12th, 1 Ruhiza on 16th, 2 Buhoma on 17th and 1 there on 18th, and 2 Kibale on 21st.

Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Nectarinia cyanolaema

Form octavia. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 16th, 2 Buhoma on 17th, and 6 Kibale 21st.

Green-throated Sunbird Nectarinia rubescens

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 Mabira on 12th, and 3 Buhoma on 17th.

Scarlet-chested Sunbird Nectarinia senegalensis

Form lamperti in the south with form ocik in the north. Uganda: Recorded on seven dates. Commonest around Entebbe with 6+ Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th.

Variable Sunbird Nectarinia venusta

Form igniventris. Rwanda: Common Nyungwe with 30+ on 7th. Uganda: 1 en route on 16th.

Rwenzori Sunbird Nectarinia stuhlmanni

Form graueri. Rwanda: 22 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th.

Northern Double-collared Sunbird Nectarinia preussi

Form reichenowi. Uganda: 5 Ruhiza on 17th, and 4 Buhoma on 17th – 18th.

Olive-bellied Sunbird Nectarinia chloropygia

Form orphogaster. Rwanda: 2 en route on 5th. Uganda: 3 Mabira on 12th, 11 Kibale on 22nd.

Tiny Sunbird Nectarinia minulla

Nominate form. Uganda: 5 Buhoma on 17th.

Regal Sunbird Nectarinia regia

Nominate form, or kivuensis? Rwanda: 28 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 6 Ruhiza on 16th.

Copper Sunbird Nectarinia cuprea

Nominate form. Uganda: 1 en route on 13th, and 2 Kibale on 1st.

Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris

Monotypic. Rwanda: Up to 8 daily Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 3 Buhoma on 17th.

Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 2 near the border checkpoint on 10th. Uganda: 2 en route on 15th, 5 Buhoma on 17th and 2 there on 18th.

Red-chested Sunbird Nectarinia erythrocerca

Monotypic. Uganda: Recorded on seven dates with max. 10 Entebbe Botanical Gardens on 11th.

Mariqua Sunbird Nectarinia mariquensis

Form suahelica. Rwanda: 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Mburo on 4th, 1 Lake Bisina on 13th, and 3 Queen Elizabeth on 19th – 20th.

Purple-banded Sunbird Nectarinia bifasciata

Form strophium. Uganda: 3 Mabira on 12th.

Superb Sunbird Nectarinia superba

Form buvuma. Rwanda: 1 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 1 Kibale on 21st.

Beautiful Sunbird Nectarinia pulchella

Form lucidipecta. Uganda: 10+ Murchison Falls on 23rd – 25th.

Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus canicollis

Form sassii. Rwanda: 5 Nyungwe on 6th.

West African Citril Serinus frontalis

Nominate form. Rwanda: 3+ Nyungwe on 7th. Uganda: 4 Ruhiza on 16th.

White-rumped Seedeater Serinus leucopygius

Monotypic. Uganda: 2 around the chilli campsite at Murchison Falls on 24th.

Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus

Form barbatus. Rwanda: 10 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 4 Mburo on 4th, and 20+ daily Murchison Falls on 24th – 25th.

Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus

Form sharpii. Rwanda: 4 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Buhoma on 18th.

Streaky Seedeater Serinus striolatus

Form graueri. Rwanda: Common Nyungwe with 10+ daily6th – 8th. Uganda: 2 Ruhiza on 16th.

Thick-billed Seedeater Serinus burtoni

Form tanganijicae. Rwanda: 15 Nyungwe on 6th – 8th. Uganda: 6 Buhoma on 17th.

Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus

Form progoginei. Uganda: 1 Ruhiza on 17th.

African (Cinnamon-breasted) Rock-Bunting Emberiza tahapisi

Nominate form. Uganda: 2 singing Butiaba Escarpment on 23rd.

Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris

Form kalaharica. Rwanda: 5 Nyungwe on 6th – 7th, and 2 Akagera on 9th. Uganda: 2 Ruhiza on 15th, and 2 Queen Elizabeth on 19th.


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