List Of Birds In Uganda

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

1 Ostriches

2 Ducks, geese, and waterfowl

3 Guineafowl

4 New World quail

5 Pheasants, grouse, and allies

6 Flamingos

7 Grebes

8 Pigeons and doves

9 Sandgrouse

10 Bustards

11 Turacos

12 Cuckoos

13 Nightjars and allies

14 Swifts

15 Flufftails

16 Rails, gallinules, and coots

17 Finfoots

18 Cranes

19 Thick-knees

20 Egyptian plover

21 Stilts and avocets

22 Oystercatchers

23 Plovers and lapwings

24 Painted-snipes

25 Jacanas

26 Sandpipers and allies

27 Buttonquails

28 Pratincoles and coursers

29 Gulls, terns, and skimmers

30 Shearwaters and petrels

31 Storks

32 Anhingas

33 Cormorants and shags

34 Pelicans

35 Shoebill

36 Hamerkop

37 Herons, egrets, and bitterns

38 Ibises and spoonbills

39 Secretarybird

40 Osprey

41 Hawks, eagles, and kites

42 Barn-owls

43 Owls

44 Mousebirds

45 Trogons

46 Hoopoes

47 Woodhoopoes and scimitarbills

48 Ground-hornbills

49 Hornbills

50 Kingfishers

51 Bee-eaters

52 Rollers

53 African barbets

54 Honeyguides

55 Woodpeckers

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

61 Pittas

62 Cuckooshrikes

63 Old World orioles

64 Wattle-eyes and batises

65 Vangas, helmetshrikes, and allies

66 Bushshrikes and allies

67 Drongos

68 Monarch flycatchers

69 Shrikes

70 Crows, jays, and magpies

71 Hyliotas

72 Fairy flycatchers

73 Tits, chickadees, and titmice

74 Penduline-tits

75 Larks

76 Nicators

77 African warblers

78 Cisticolas and allies

79 Reed warblers and allies

80 Grassbirds and allies

81 Swallows

82 Bulbuls

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

89 Treecreepers

90 Oxpeckers

91 Starlings

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

98 Indigobirds

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.