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BUDONGO (from Nyabyeya entrance and Royal Mile)



Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W 1,041ha topography msl

Protected/registered status

Best Time for visit (September-October 2004)

Birding Site Guide

Other than common species, we saw here Saddle-billed Stork, Bat Hawk, Bateleur, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Heuglin’s Francolin, African Green Pigeon, Speckled Pigeon, Afep Pigeon, Red-eyed Dove, Grey Parrot, Brown-necked Parrot, Red-headed Lovebird, Red-chested Cuckoo, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Yellowbill, N. White-faced Owl, Sabine’s, Cassin’s and Mottled Spinetails, Woodland-, Blue-breasted-, Chocolate-backed-, Malachite-, African Pygmy-, African Dwarf- and Giant Kingfishers, Crowned- and White-thighed Hornbill, Speckled- and Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Yellow-billed Barbet, Buff-spotted- Golden-crested- and Grey Woodpeckers, Plain Martin, Mosque Swallow, Lesser-striped Swallow, African Pipit, Plain-, White-throated- and Icterine-, Yellow-throated-, Red-tailed Greenbuls, Western Nicator, Forest Robin, Red-tailed Ant Thrush, Brown-backed Scrub-Robin, Whinchat, Mocking Black-Chat, Forest and Grey-Tit Flycatchers, Green Hylia, White-winged Warbler, African Yellow-Warbler, Red-faced-, Whistling- and Carruther’s Cisticolas, White-chinned Prinia, Olive-green- and Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Yellow-breasted-, Black-capped- and Buff-throated Apalis, Grey Longbill, Lemon-bellied- and Green Crombecs, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Yellow White-eye, Chestnut-capped-, White-tailed Blue-, Black-headed Paradise- and African Shrike Flycatchers, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Northern Puffback, Fork-tailed Drongo, Western Black-headed Oriole, Chestnut-winged-, Purple-headed Glossy- Greater Blue-eared Starlings, Blue-throated Brown-, Purple-banded-, Copper- and Superb Sunbirds, Grey-headed Sparrow, Black-necked and Vielliot’s Black Weavers, Crested Malimbe, Black- and Black-winged Red Bishops, Yellow-mantled- and Red-collared Widowbirds, Grey-headed Negrofinch, Grey-headed Olive-back, Brown Twinspot, Black-bellied Firefinch, Black-crowned Waxbill, Village Indigobird, African Citril and Cabanis’s Bunting. 

BUDONGO Bussingiro entance Species we only encountered from this entrance, and that were uncommon or rare at all other places were Pink-backed Pelican, African Hawk-Eagle (Crowned Eagle), Shining-blue Kingfisher, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Spotted Greenbul, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Yellow Longbill and Yellow-mantled Weavers.

Red-tailed Monkey, Blue Monkey, Vervet Monkey, Angolan Black & White Colobus, Red-tailed Monkey, Red Duiker, Ratel and Side-striped Ground-Squirrel. Yellow Cobra.

Author: B.P. Wainwright