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The Birds of Rwenzori Mountains National Park | Bird species at Rwenzori Mountains 

Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda is not only known for its breathtaking landscapes but also for its rich birdlife. The park is home to a variety of bird species, including some endemic and rare birds. Here are some notable bird species you might encounter in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

 

Rwenzori Turaco

This stunning bird, with its vibrant green, red, and blue plumage, is endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains. It is one of the park’s iconic bird species.

 

Rwenzori Nightjar

This nocturnal bird is endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains and is known for its distinct calls during the night. It is usually found in the montane forest and bamboo zones of the park.

 

Archer’s Robin-Chat

Another endemic bird species, Archer’s Robin-Chat, is a beautiful passerine bird with a black and white plumage and a reddish-brown belly.

 

Lagden’s Bush-Shrike

This bird is endemic to the Albertine Rift region, which includes the Rwenzori Mountains. It has a striking combination of black, white, and yellow plumage.

 

Rwenzori Batis

Also known as the Rwenzori Slaty-Flycatcher, this small bird has a distinctive blue-black plumage and is often seen flitting around in the undergrowth.

 

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

With its cinnamon-colored chest and green wings, this bee-eater species can be found in the lower altitude regions of the park.

 

Stuhlmann’s Starling

This glossy black bird with a metallic blue sheen on its wings and tail is another notable species found in the Rwenzori Mountains.

 

Regal Sunbird

With its iridescent plumage of green, purple, and blue, the Regal Sunbird adds a touch of brilliance to the park’s avian diversity.

 

Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird

This endemic sunbird species has a bright yellow belly, black head, and a distinct double collar of bright yellow and black feathers.

 

Bearded Vulture

Also known as the Lammergeier, this large bird of prey can be seen soaring high in the sky above the mountains. It has a distinctive appearance with a shaggy beard of feathers around its face.

 

The park’s diverse habitats, ranging from montane forests to alpine moorlands, support a wide variety of birdlife, making it a paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts.

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