List Of Birds In Uganda
This is a list of the bird species recorded in Uganda. The avifauna of Uganda included a total of 1090 confirmed species as of August 2021. Of them, one is endemic, and three have been introduced by humans. Three additional species are hypothetical as defined below and are not included in the counts. Unless otherwise noted, the list is that of Avibase.
This list’s taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and nomenclature (English and scientific names) are those of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2021 edition.
The following tags highlight several categories of occurrence other than regular migrants and residents.
(A) Accidental – a species that rarely or accidentally occurs in Uganda (also called a vagrant)
(E) Endemic – a species endemic to Uganda
(I) Introduced – a species introduced to Uganda as a consequence, direct or indirect, of human actions
(H) Hypothetical – a species possibly present but which has not been documented
2 Ducks, geese, and waterfowl
4 New World quail
5 Pheasants, grouse, and allies
8 Pigeons and doves
13 Nightjars and allies
16 Rails, gallinules, and coots
20 Egyptian plover
21 Stilts and avocets
23 Plovers and lapwings
26 Sandpipers and allies
28 Pratincoles and coursers
29 Gulls, terns, and skimmers
30 Shearwaters and petrels
33 Cormorants and shags
37 Herons, egrets, and bitterns
38 Ibises and spoonbills
41 Hawks, eagles, and kites
47 Woodhoopoes and scimitarbills
53 African barbets
56 Falcons and caracaras
57 Old World parrots
58 African and New World parrots
59 African and green broadbills
60 Asian and Grauer’s broadbills
63 Old World orioles
64 Wattle-eyes and batises
65 Vangas, helmetshrikes, and allies
66 Bushshrikes and allies
68 Monarch flycatchers
70 Crows, jays, and magpies
72 Fairy flycatchers
73 Tits, chickadees, and titmice
77 African warblers
78 Cisticolas and allies
79 Reed warblers and allies
80 Grassbirds and allies
83 Leaf warblers
84 Bush warblers and allies
85 Sylviid warblers, parrotbills, and allies
86 White-eyes, yuhinas, and allies
87 Ground babblers and allies
88 Laughingthrushes and allies
92 Thrushes and allies
93 Old World flycatchers
94 Dapple-throat and allies
95 Sunbirds and spiderhunters
96 Weavers and allies
97 Waxbills and allies
99 Old World sparrows
100 Wagtails and pipits
101 Finches, euphonias, and allies
102 Old World buntings
Which bird is endemic to Uganda?
Indicative of Uganda’s transitional location is the fact that only two birds are endemic to the country, the somewhat nondescript Fox’s weaver and the Ruwenzori Bouble-collared Sunbird.
Which birds are only found in Uganda?
- Crested Crane. Latin: Balearica regulorum gibbericeps.
- Shoebill Stork. Latin: Balaeniceps rex.
- Shelley’s Crimsonwing. Latin: Cryptospiza shelleyi.
- Great Blue Turaco. Latin: Corythaeola cristata.
- Marabou Stork.
- African Green Broadbill.
- Doherty’s Bushshrike.
- Saddle-billed Stork.
Do eagles exist in Uganda?
Also referred to as Polemaetus bellicosus, the Martial Eagle is one of the prominent bird species that thrive in semi-open habitats in the south of Sahara including Uganda where is explored on birding safaris in Uganda.