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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 14:19 -- abc_admin

Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae, Bwindi Impenetrable ForestUganda

Image Credit: 
John Caddick

Country checklist and status


We are delighted that our Corporate Sponsor iGoTerra has made its country checklists, including subspecies (IOC or Clements) as well as all other species groups like mammals, butterflies etc. available through the ABC website. The only thing required is a Basic membership / registration which is free of charge. Go to Uganda checklists. If you are already a member of iGoTerra, you will be taken directly to the country page. In case you are not a member, you will be redirected automatically to the registration form and from there can go straight to the country page.

The Uganda Bird Atlas was published in 2005. The maps of most species show that there are almost endless possibilities of adding to what we know! Please send in any records that are unusual including commoner species from places that most people do not usually visit. Localities given as exactly as possible are preferred. GPS data is best but otherwise keep a note of odometer readings at key points. A record such as 'Piapiac, a flock of six at 37 km from Kampala on the road to Masindi' is OK. Please add your name and address, and the date, of course.

We do not in general want day lists (just the highlights, but all records are welcome at the National Biodiversity Data Bank [email protected].  All records are vetted for accuracy before entry into the data bank.

Endemic species

Stuhlmann's Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris stuhlmanni
Fox's Weaver Ploceus spekeoides

Near endemic species (found only in 2 or 3 adjacent countries)

Nahan's Francolin Francolinus nahani
Handsome Francolin Francolinus nobilis
Jackson's Francolin Francolinus jacksoni
Hartlaub's Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi
Rwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni
Rwenzori Nightjar Caprimulgus ruwenzorii
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies
Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio
African Green Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri
Grauer's Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina graueri
Archer's Robin-Chat Cossypha archeri
Red-throated Alethe Alethe poliophrys
Oberlaender's Ground-Thrush Zoothera oberlaenderi
Neumann's Warbler Hemitesia neumanni
Grauer's Swamp-Warbler Bradypterus graueri
Grauer's Warbler Graueria vittata
Turner's Eremomela Eremomela turneri
Red-faced Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus laetus
Uganda Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis
Rwenzori Apalis Apalis ruwenzorii
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae
Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus
Chapin's Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu
Rwenzori Batis Batis diops
Sharpe's Pied-Babbler Turdoides sharpei
Stripe-breasted Tit Parus fasciiventer
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris
Golden-winged Sunbird Nectarania reichenowi
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni
Grant's Bluebill Spermophaga poliogenys


Threatened species

Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae Vulnerable
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable
Nahan's Francolin Francolinus nahani Endangered
African Green Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri Vulnerable
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Vulnerable
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae Vulnerable
Grauer's Swamp Warbler Bradypterus graueri Endangered
Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris Vulnerable
Turner's Eremomela Eremomela turneri Endangered
Chapin's Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu Vulnerable
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi Vulnerable

The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International, and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd. For further information on Uganda's threatened species, see BirdLife International.

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