The Bateleur (Terathopius Ecaudatus) is the most striking large raptor in Uganda. Its a large jet black and grey short-tailed eagle with bare red face and beak.This bird is common in savanna reserves and game parks. It is often seen soaring with a tilting motion. The Bateleur derived its name from the tilting motion reminiscent

The name Hippopotamus comes from the Greek words ‘hippos’ meaning horse and ‘potamus’ meaning river. Though the hippo spends most of its day in the water, it is more closely related to the pig. Hippos like to be close to shores during day but at night they venture inland to graze and return at sunrise.

The Karamoja Apalis (Apalis karamojae) is a small fairly long tailed warbler which you will commonly find in pairs or small groups actively moving through the foliage as they search for food. The nominate race is found in Uganda. You can watch these while you visit the Kidepo National Park, and around Mt. Moroto. Characteristics of

How to Identify Abyssinian Ground Hornbills They are among the species of ground hornbills an endemic family of a typical pedestrian hornbills adapted to ground dwelling, and thats how they get their name. Abyssinian Ground Hornbills are Africa’s most engaging birds living in close knit co-operative family groups. Unlike the other types of hornbills these

Where to find the African Grey Parrots in Uganda (Psittacus Erithacus) The African grey parrot is among the larger of forest and woodland parrots. You will mainly find this Uganda bird in forests and woodlands from 700-2300 meters. They can be found in Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo and Murchison Falls National Parks as well as areas

Rhinoceros is short for Rhino or Rhinos for plural.  The rhino’s name derives from the Dutch ‘weit’ meaning wide a reference to its wide square muzzle adapted for grazing. The black rhino decline drastically in 1970s and 1980s due to poaching. That’s why many were trans-located to fenced sanctuaries in the early 1990s. Fact Sheet

The Alethe (Alethe poliocephala) are medium-sized forest thrushes which are generally brown above and pale grey or white below. All sexes are alike and are chocolate-brown above with a grey stripe from the bill-base to the nape; the throat is white and the breast and flanks are greyish-brown. These birds inhabit dense undergrowth, and on

Guinea fowls(Numida Meleagris) are distinctive spotted game birds of forest and bush which are endemic to Africa though in some places in Uganda you can find them domesticated. In the local luganda language they are known as “Enkofu“. All guinea fowls are highly gregarious birds which like chasing each other and dust bathing. You would

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